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How can a work item have more than one parent?


Andrew Trobec (48712132137) | asked Oct 04 '12, 7:45 a.m.
Hello,

I am busy working with work item relationships and I want the parent-child relationship to be many to many.  As it stands, one parent can have many children, but a child can only have one parent.  I would like for a child to have multiple parents.

How can I do this?

Thank you and best regards,

Andrew

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Guido Schneider (3.3k137699) | answered Oct 04 '12, 8:41 a.m.

This is not possible. Otherwise the progress would be summed.-up multiple times and you get complettly wrong numbers.

To do such N:N structures we are using "Resolves/Resolved By" link type. They provide the similar functionality like parent/child except they are not sum-up progress. With RTC 4.0 you can visualize this links within plans by selecting the linktype in the plan-view config.

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