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Can not configure WorkItem State Change Event

Riddhi Shah (3721518) | asked Jul 27 '12, 2:40 a.m.

I want to configure Work item state change event. It does not allow me to configure event. In Process configuration -> Team Configuration  -> Event Handling , it does not enable add button.

Can anyone please guide me on how to enable this ? Or what are steps to configure events ?

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Daniel Pool (2644) | answered Aug 09 '12, 4:46 p.m.
I suspect you need to have a follow-up action that is suitable for use with events defined in order for the add button to be enabled. The button should let you associate an existing follow-up action with a particular event.

You can search the forum for "follow-up action" to see some discussions about how you would do this.

Riddhi Shah commented Aug 10 '12, 12:13 a.m.

Thanks Daniel. I tried to configure "Followup Action" on WorkItemSave. What happens with that is , it gives control before saving the defect and not after it. So, say if my followup action will fail workitem will not be saved. I need some event which gets executed after save.

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VK L (8177151159) | answered Aug 10 '12, 2:18 a.m.
Hi Eiddhi,

Followup action will get executed after the workitem save operation. The failure of a followup action occurs only in case of exceptions where your conditions are not met (or) the operation particpant contains erroneous code.


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Riddhi Shah (3721518) | answered Aug 10 '12, 2:27 a.m.
Hi Valli L,

Thanks for the reply.

My concern is if i run my plugin in debug mode , debugger ( control ) should come to my plugin after the save on defect is done. here, what i get is while saving only it gives control to debugger and if in case followup action fails it fails save operation as well. As the name suggest its followup action I expect save to be done regardless of followup action.

I also create one pre-condition plugin , and deployed both plugin in RTC. Now I edited one of my defect and clicked on save from RTC. In debugger , it comes before saving defect it comes to pre-condition plugin first and on success of that , it goes to followup action and after that it saves defect. So, in such case what is really difference between pre-condition and followup action ?

Following is my plugin.xml

            name="friday test"

Following is my code:

public class FridayTestClass extends AbstractService implements IOperationParticipant {

    private static final String SAVE_SUMMARY="summary";
    private IWorkItemServer workItemServer;
    private IWorkItemCommon wiCommon;
    public void run(AdvisableOperation operation,
            IProcessConfigurationElement participantConfig,
            IParticipantInfoCollector collector, IProgressMonitor monitor)
            throws TeamRepositoryException
        // TODO Auto-generated method stub
        Object data = operation.getOperationData();
        if (data instanceof ISaveParameter)
            ISaveParameter saveParameter = (ISaveParameter) data;
            IAuditable auditable = saveParameter.getNewState();
            if (auditable instanceof IWorkItem)
                workItemServer = getService(IWorkItemServer.class);
                wiCommon = getService(IWorkItemCommon.class);
                IWorkItem workItem = (IWorkItem) auditable;
                            IWorkItem workItemWC = (IWorkItem)workItem.getWorkingCopy();
                            if (workItemWC == null) {
                                System.out.println("Work Item not found.");
                                IAttribute summaryAttribute = wiCommon.findAttribute(workItemWC.getProjectArea(),SAVE_SUMMARY, monitor);
                                workItemWC.setValue(summaryAttribute, "updated from plugin");
                                workItemServer.saveWorkItem2(workItemWC, null, null);
                            catch (Exception e)

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