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witimport

Use the witimport command to validate and import a work item type from an XML file to a team project on a Team Foundation Server. If you try to import a work item type that already exists in the specified team project, a warning prompt asks if you want to overwrite the existing work item type.

You can validate a work item type without importing it by using the /v option.

The witimport command-line utility is located in <drive >\Program Files\Visual Studio8\Common7\IDE on Team Explorer client computer.


witimport /f filename /t tfs /p teamproject [/v] [/e encodingname]

Parameters

Parameter Description

/f filename

The XML definition file that contains the work item type to be imported.

NoteNote

If you are running Windows Vista, you might not have access rights to certain folders. If you try to export the work item type to a location where you do not have access rights, the registry virtualization technology automatically redirects the exported file and saves it to the virtual store. For more information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=92325 and http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=92323. To avoid this redirection, you can export the file to a location where you have access rights.

/t tfs

The computer name of the Team Foundation Server to which the work item type will be imported, or a fully specified URL for a Team Foundation Server.

/p teamproject

The team project to which the work item type will be imported. This team project must exist on the Team Foundation Server specified by tfs.

/e Encodingname

The name of a .NET Framework 2.0 encoding. The specified encoding will be used to import the work item type XML. If this argument is not specified, witimport uses UTF-8 encoding by default.

/?

Displays the witimport context help.

Option Description

/v

Validate the XML file without importing.

The command in this example reads the file myworkitem.xml, validates the work item type it contains, and imports the validated work item to the AdventureWorks team project on the Team Foundation AdventureWorksServer. This example imports the work item type using the default UTF-8 encoding.

>witimport /f myworkitem.xml /t AdventureWorksServer /p AdventureWorks

The following example shows a command that uses a URL instead of a Team Foundation Server name. This example imports the work item type using the default UTF-8 encoding.

>witimport /f myworkitem.xml /t http://TFS:8080/bis/registration.asmx /p AdventureWorks

The following example validates and imports the work item using Unicode (utf-7) encoding.

>witimport /f myworkitem.xml /t AdventureWorksServer /p AdventureWorks /e utf-7

The following example validates the work item type in the file myworkitem.xml without importing it. This example validates the work item type using the default UTF-8 encoding.

>witimport /f myworkitem.xml /t AdventureWorksServer /p AdventureWorks /v

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