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Accessing a file froma work item

Karim Riad (1189) | asked Jul 23 '12, 6:54 a.m.
I know that we can associate a change set to a work item. But I need to link a specific file (not a change set) to a work item (maybe through plain Java Client Libraries) so by clicking on the work item, I can open the file. Is there a way to do that?
Thank you.

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David Olsen (5237) | answered Jul 23 '12, 4:36 p.m.
You can attach a file to a work item, so when you click on the attachment in the work item the file is opened.  (I don't know if this is what you want.  And if it is, I don't know how to do it programmatically.)

There is no way to link between a work item and a specific file that is under source control.

-- David Olsen, IBM Rational, Jazz Process Team  

Karim Riad commented Jul 23 '12, 4:59 p.m. | edited Jul 23 '12, 5:36 p.m.

Yes I want to attach a file to a work item so when I click on the work item, the file opens. is not possible to do so?

David Olsen commented Jul 23 '12, 5:37 p.m.

When you click on a work item, the work item will be opened. There is no way to change that. You can attach a file to the work item as an attachment, but to open the file the user has to click on the attachment link in the work item.

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.1k33035) | answered Jul 23 '12, 10:39 p.m.
You can attach a specific file under version control to a work item by obtaining a URL for that file from the RTC Web UI.  In particular, you can get the URL of the current version of that file in a specific stream, or you can get a specific version of that file (from the "history" of that file).  You would then create a "related artifact" link in the work item using that URL.

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