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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.

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.


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.