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Customizing Microsoft Project Field Mappings

You can customize how data is published and refreshed by modifying the project mapping file. When publishing or refreshing tasks in Microsoft Project, the project mapping file determines how the fields in each task are mapped to fields in Team Foundation. Also the mapping file controls the publishing behavior.

You can customize the behavior when tasks are published or refreshed. You can change which fields in Team Foundation are mapped to Microsoft Project fields. You can control if fields are only published, or both published and refreshed.

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Change the way Office Project fields map and are published or refreshed in Team Foundation. You can customize the way in which fields are defined for work items that are stored in Team Foundation and that are mapped to fields that are defined for Microsoft Project. You can change the way specific fields are published and designate the default link type to use when you create hierarchical or tree links and dependency links.

Review the types of Office Project fields that can be mapped to Team Foundation. You can find specific support information about how to map Team Foundation fields and Microsoft Project fields.

Understand how fields map between Office Project and Team Foundation. You can understand how data in your office project plan maps to work items in Team Foundation by viewing the Microsoft Project column mappings. The mappings identify which Microsoft Project column maps to a field in Team Foundation.

Use the TFSFieldMapping command. To modify the Microsoft Project field mapping file for a team project, you must first download the file. 

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