Multiple Item Formatting

Mar 5, 2014 at 3:38 PM
I'm looking to list a number of Work Items in a table showing the ID and a new field we call Release Documentation. When I create a two-column table I can get the add-in to fill rows for all the Work Items in my Query, but I'd also like to group all of the items by Area Path. If I had a heading to the table then EVERY ITEM inserted gets a heading (leading to a number of duplicated Area Paths).

Is there any way to indicate/group/filter a number of items by another item? I'm looking to reference the item to figure out what Area Path it is and sorting it into that table.

Thanks!
Developer
Mar 5, 2014 at 3:53 PM
There isn't really any grouping functionality. What you can do though is have hierarchical work items and use a tree query. You can specify the tree level in the layout to apply a different format to "header" work items. There are a couple of examples of how to do this in the built in layouts, take a look at the "Simple With Headings" layouts.

Regards

Rob
Mar 5, 2014 at 3:59 PM
Hmm. Unfortunately we have a fair number of Work Items in the system already (30k+) so altering the way we do hierarchical work items probably isn't in the cards... I might try to create a couple of empty group items to use the Tree Query functionality though.