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Work item startDate attribute usage


Steven Wasleski (17633) | asked Aug 14 '08, 12:38 p.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
While working on some custom work items (attributes and customized
editor presentations), we noticed a standard startDate attribute for
work items, however, it does not appear that any of the standard work
item types use it. At least, it does not seem to show up in any of the
editor presentations. Is it an internal attribute that has a special use
or are we free to add it to our editor presentation and do what we want
with it?

Steve Wasleski
Jazz Jumpstart

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Michael Scharf (781) | answered Aug 15 '08, 2:19 a.m.
While working on some custom work items (attributes and customized
editor presentations), we noticed a standard startDate attribute for
work items, however, it does not appear that any of the standard work
item types use it. At least, it does not seem to show up in any of the
editor presentations. Is it an internal attribute that has a special use
or are we free to add it to our editor presentation and do what we want
with it?

This is an internal property, whose usage is reserved to schedule a work
item for a fixed start day, eg for next Monday morning.

However, after we implemented this feature, we were not happy with the
UI, the feature was not polished enough, and offering two different
scheduling modes seemed to be confusing. As we were late in the cycle,
we decided to remove the UI only.

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MikeS
Jazz Agile Planning team

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Rogério Ramos da Silva commented Dec 05 '13, 8:12 a.m. | edited Dec 05 '13, 8:15 a.m.

@mschaf MikeS,
I realized which four dates are natively present on workitens:
Creation Date
Start Date
Modification Date
Resolution Date

All of them, except startDate, are able to be shown on workitem presentation so why just startDate can't?

I've a case where the user can see the real start and end date of a task, and automatically this requirement drive me to use such attributes. Is there any other solution to use startDate attribute?


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Steven Wasleski (17633) | answered Aug 19 '08, 4:39 p.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
Michael Schneider wrote:
While working on some custom work items (attributes and customized
editor presentations), we noticed a standard startDate attribute for
work items, however, it does not appear that any of the standard work
item types use it. At least, it does not seem to show up in any of the
editor presentations. Is it an internal attribute that has a special
use or are we free to add it to our editor presentation and do what we
want with it?

This is an internal property, whose usage is reserved to schedule a work
item for a fixed start day, eg for next Monday morning.

However, after we implemented this feature, we were not happy with the
UI, the feature was not polished enough, and offering two different
scheduling modes seemed to be confusing. As we were late in the cycle,
we decided to remove the UI only.


Thanks for the information. We will leave the field alone.

Steve Wasleski
Jazz Jumpstart

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Justin Wang (1511615) | answered Aug 22 '08, 1:51 a.m.
Is that possible to make Start Date automatically populated when an work item actually 'starts'? It can be sth like Resolution Date.

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