Work item field index
Visual Studio Team Services | Visual Studio 2015 | Previous versions
Use this index to look up a description of each field used to track work items. This reference includes all fields defined within the core system processes/process templates: Agile, Scrum, and CMMI. The fields and work item types (WITs) available to you depend on the process you chose when you created your team project.
To support additional tracking needs, you can define your own custom work item fields. For more information, see:
Values in parenthesis indicate the following:
- System: Core system field assigned to all work item types for all processes
- Agile: Used only by the Agile process,
- CMMI: Used only by the CMMI process
- Scrum: Used only by the Scrum process
- TCM: Used to support Test case management
By using the system fields or other fields you have added to your project collection, you can enable meaningful cross-team project reports and queries. In addition, any non-system field that is referenced in the workflow or forms section of the work item type definition must have a FIELD element that defines it in the FIELDS section of the work item type definition XML file. Also, you must specify any non-system field that you might want to use to generate a query or report in the FIELDS section.
Field reference topics
The following topics describe fields that are used in common by several WITs, or those that are functionally specific to just one or a few WITs.
|Fields common to many work types||Fields used by specific work item types||Fields used to track CMMI work items|
- Titles, IDs, Descriptions, and History|
- Areas and Iterations
- Assignments and Workflow
- Planning, Ranking, and Priorities
- Effort, Schedules, and Tracking Work
- Build Integration
- Link Controls, Restrictions, and Fields
- Attachment Controls and Fields
- Code Review Request|
- Code Review Response
- Feedback Request
- Feedback Response
- Shared Steps
- Test Case
You can list the attributes of fields using the witadmin listfields command.
Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)
To add fields to a process, modify select field attributes, and review fields added to a process, see Customize a process.
You can change the field name, the index, and the report attributes for any field except system fields by using the witadmin command-line tool. For more information, see Manage work item fields-witadmin.
You can view the attribute assignments made to all fields defined in a team project collection using the Process Editor, a power tool for Visual Studio. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Power Tools.