Hierarchy of work items

Sep 18, 2013 at 1:25 PM
Is there a way to set up a template so that work items are shown hierarchically?

i.e.

1.0 My Epic Requirement
  1.1 My sub-requirement
  1.2 Another sub-requirement
          1.2.1 A sub-sub requirement
etc.

when I create a template that has

1.0 title
  description
  1.1 title
        description
then I get the same work item repeated for 1.0 and 1.1, otherwise if I create a template with just

1.0 title
  description
then the template ignores the hierarchy and I just get requirements shown as 1,2,3,4 etc.

how to I create a template that will respect the child work items?
Sep 18, 2013 at 1:39 PM
Never mind. Answered by own question by re-reading the user manual. I wasn't aware of the block style for defining sub requirements.

This does seem a bit cumbersome though if you have an unknown depth of hierarchy. Is there a way to have it repeat the same style to an unknown depth?
Developer
Sep 18, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Glad you found the answer. Unfortunately there isn't a way to deal with unknown hierarchy depth, so you just have to create enough levels.

Regards

Rob