Create a Work Item
Edit a Work Item
Close a Work Item
Re–Open a Work Item
Add a Component to the Project Issue Tracker

Create a Work Item

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To create a work item
1. From the project’s Home page, click Issue Tracker.
2. From Issue Tracker, click New Work Item.
3. In the Summary text box, type a concise description of the work item. A good summary captures the essence of the work item so that a reader will be able to understand the basic idea of the work item without having to read the detailed description.
4. Using the Work Item Type list, select one of the following:
  • Feature: For requesting an added feature to the project
  • Issue (bug): For documenting a problem with the software
  • Task: For assigning some other work item not related to features or issues.
5. Using the Priority list, select Low, Medium, or High.
6. From the Component list, select the component to which this work item applies.
If no components are listed, then no component items have been added to the project. See Add a Component to the Project.
7. From the Planned for Release list, select a release or leave as Unassigned. If no release is listed, then no release has been added to the project. See Create a Release.
If desired, use the Attach File feature to include a file with the work item.
8. In the Description box, type a clear and concise description of the work item. If the work item is an issue (bug), it is often helpful to include steps for replicating the problem.
9. Click Submit.

Edit a Work Item

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To edit a work item
  1. From the project’s Home page, click Issue Tracker.
  2. Click the issue you want to edit from the list of issue.
  3. If there are a lot of issues, you can quickly locate the issue using the Issue Tracker search tool.
  4. Click Edit Work Item.
  5. From the Edit Work Item page, make all changes you want to make, and then click Submit.

Close a Work Item

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To close a work item
  1. From the project’s Home page, click Issue Tracker
  2. Click the issue you want to edit from the list of issues
  3. Click Close Work Item
  4. Type your comments in the Comment text box provided, and then click Close Work Item

exclamation.gif If there are a lot of issues, you can quickly locate the issue using the Issue Tracker search tool.

Re-Open a Work Item

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To re-open a work item
  1. From the project’s Home page, click Issue Tracker.
  2. From the Status list, click Closed.
  3. Click Search to display the list of closed work items.
  4. Click the work item you want to re-open.
  5. Click Re-Open Work Item.
  6. Type your comments in the Comment text box provided, and then click Re-Open Work Item.

exclamation.gif If you there is a long list of closed work items, you can shorten the list by typing a keyword or by apply other search filters, such as Assigned to or Type.

Because the work item is re-opened, you will not be able to see it with the Closed status filter selected. To view the item, you will need to select either All or Active from the Status list, and then click Search.

Add a Component to the Project

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To add a component to the project
  1. Under the project’s Issue Tracker tab, click New Work Item.
  2. Next to the Component list, click Manage Components.
  3. In the New Component Name text box, type a name of the component, and then click Add.

Last edited Apr 14, 2008 at 6:36 PM by rubykane, version 1

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