Configuring read-only attributes for work item type and work item state

You can configure a work item that matches selected types or states, so that it is only saved if selected attributes are unchanged.


  1. Open the Operation Behavior page:
    1. In the Team Artifacts view of the Work Items perspective, right-click the project area and click Open.
    2. Click the Process Configuration tab.
    3. Expand Team Configuration > Operation Behavior.
  2. On the Operation Behavior page, expand Work Items. In the Save Work Item (server) row, select a cell to configure the preconditions and follow-up actions for the corresponding operation and role.
  3. Select the Preconditions and follow-up actions are configured for this operation check box.
  4. In the Preconditions area, click Add.
  5. In the Add Preconditions dialog box, select Read-Only Attributes For Type and State, and click OK.
  6. Configure the attributes that must be unchanged:
    1. In the lower-right pane, in the Category or Type column, select a category or type.
    2. Click Edit to the right.
    3. In the Edit window, select the required attributes.
    4. Click OK.
  7. Click Apply changes.
  8. Click Save.

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