Using predefined queries in the web client

You can use a set of predefined queries to retrieve work items that meet a common set of conditions.

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These queries return a result set containing work items from a single application. The search scope of a query is limited to the current application, which is defined by the Project Area. If you want to run queries to generate results that show relationships between artifacts in different applications, see Using lifecycle queries.


  1. From the main menu, click Work Items > Shared Queries.
  2. In the Shared Queries list, open the Predefined section. There might also be sections that contain sets of queries that were deployed for the team to use.
  3. Click a query to run it. Work items that match the query conditions are displayed in the query results view.
  4. To see the details of a work item, you have several choices:
    • Hover over a work item link to display a pop-up view.
    • Click the row editor icon to open the inline editor.
    • Click the item link in the query results view to open the item in the work item editor.

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