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How Can I Force Child Plans to Read Schedule and Environment from Master?

Michelle Crane (12322) | asked Nov 19 '12, 3:39 p.m.
I have a master test plan with a set of child test plans.  Every iteration, I duplicate the master, which also nicely duplicates the children.

Unfortunately, I can't find a way of forcing the Test Schedules and Test Environments information from the Master to be updated in the children.  For instance, I duplicate, then change the schedule and/or environments in the Master.  However, I then have to change the same data in each of the children. 

Is there any way to force the child plans to read that information from the master?  I've even tried removing the child from the master and re-adding it, but that didn't work.

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Lauren Hayward Schaefer (3.3k11727) | answered Nov 20 '12, 7:14 a.m.
Hi Michelle,

I found an enhancement request for this behavior:  You can comment in the work item to add your support for it to be implemented.
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Michelle Crane commented Nov 20 '12, 7:26 a.m.

Thanks for the link.  I've added my two cents there.  At least now I know that I'm not missing something - the functionality really isn't there!

Ralph Schoon commented Nov 20 '12, 10:04 a.m.

Here are some articles that might be of interest.

Cross Project Tracking -
MSP Integration -

There are a lot more articles around planning in the library:

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