Migrating from ClearQuest
The work item migration converter:
Reads the work items from ClearQuest
Writes the data into Team Foundation using the Microsoft Visual Studio Team System work item tracking Web services.
Migrates attachments and links.
Migrates duplicate work item information.
To write the data into Team Foundation, the converter replays the actions that users performed in the original work item tracking system. For example, if a work item was opened, resolved, and then closed, the converter opens the work item in Team Foundation, resolves it, and then closes and saves the work item every time. The converter preserves the user names and dates of those actions.
You can control how the data is mapped from ClearQuest to Team Foundation and can change the field values and how users are mapped. You specify the settings for the converter by editing the XML files that control how the data is migrated.
The following sections can help you migrate your work items to Team Foundation.
Team Foundation work item tracking schema defines a specific work item type. The schema defines:
The fields, field names, and field types on a work item form.
The rules associated with a work item. For example, a work item can have a rule that the Opened Date is set to the current date when someone creates a new work item.
The list of supported values for a field.
Optional/Read-Only/Mandatory characteristics of the fields.
Workflow, as in the states the bug can complete; open, resolve, closed.
Work item form, the form used to track work items for your project.