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Automatic task creation

Caroline Smith (4611923) | asked Oct 30 '12, 12:09 p.m.

Please excuse me if this is a very basic question.  I am new to RTC and it is all very overwhelming when you are getting setup.

Here is what I would like to do:

  1. Add a custom attribute to a story - I can do this
  2. If this checkbox is set to "yes" then automatically create 3 tasks under the new story
  3. These custom tasks should be assigned to a pre known person

Is any of this possible?


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Ralph Schoon (63.0k33645) | answered Oct 30 '12, 12:53 p.m.

as far as I am aware this is possible, but not out of the box. It would require to do some serious java plug in development. You would have to create a so called Operation Participant. See the links below for more information on how to approach these kinds of things.

Caroline Smith commented Oct 30 '12, 1:11 p.m.

That is way beyond my capabilities.

If I wanted to automatically create the tasks under every story - not just based on a yes or a no in a custom field is this easily available.  I guess I just assumed that automatically creating tasks would be a very common thing to do.  I know it is for us.

Ralph Schoon commented Oct 30 '12, 1:21 p.m.

Caroline, you can create templates for work items. There you can also create templates where a story has three child tasks. I would try that. However, you can not enforce people to use the templates and the templates are not controlled e.g. by an enumeration value in the story.

I am not aware of an easy way to get that without creating an extension. Please feel free to file an enhancement request here:

I am ware that there are partners with tools that can do that, but I am not aware of any configuration, except work item templates, that would do this out of the box today in RTC. And the templates don't do it the way you asked for it. 

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