Specifying attribute types

For work item attributes that belong to an attribute type, you must specify the attribute type in the mapping file.

About this task

Table 1 lists common work item attributes that belong to work item attribute types. The table is not a complete list of work item types.
Table 1. Work item attribute types
Work item attribute type Work item attributes
category com.ibm.team.workitem.attribute.category
contributor com.ibm.team.workitem.attribute.creator
deliverable com.ibm.team.workitem.attribute.version
interval com.ibm.team.workitem.attribute.target
priority com.ibm.team.workitem.attribute.priority
severity com.ibm.team.workitem.attribute.severity


  1. Open the mapping file in an XML editor.
  2. For each mapped attribute that belongs to a work item type, add the work item type by using the attributeType tag. For example:
    <attribute sourceId="Priority" targetId="com.ibm.team.workitem.attribute.priority" />
    <attributeType targetId="priority">

What to do next

For fields that have values, map the ClearQuest record field values to the work item field values. See Mapping attribute values.

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