TFS 2008: Blank lines importing workitems to MS Project

Source: Microsoft Support

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Action



Consider the following scenario:


 


You create a MS Project custom mapping file that includes the Outline Level (pjTaskOutlineLevel) and Predecessor (pjTaskPredecessors) fields.  You retrieve workitems from Team Foundation Server workitem tracking to MS Project using these field mappings.  You arrange the workitems in project using outline and predecessor/successor settings, then publish these changes back to TFS.


 


You subsequently retrieve these workitems to a new MS Project (MPP) file.

Result

The outline heirarchy is not preserved in the new Project file, and there are blank lines introduced in the Project file between each of the imported workitems.

Cause

Team Foundation Server does not preserve the predecessor and outline level Project specific fields in the workitem tracking database.

Resolution



To avoid this situation do not include the pjTaskOutlineLevel and/or the pjTaskPredecessors Project field in your custom Project field mappings. 


If these fields have been mapped, you can preserve the outline level heirarchy by saving the MS Project file where the workitems were imported and always opening this file to edit these workitems from the MS Project perspective. 

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Artikel-id: 969381 - Laatst bijgewerkt: 23 mrt. 2009 - Revisie: 1

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