MATCH Element (Work Item Type Definition Schema)

Defines a pattern that values of String type fields must match.

<xs:element name="MATCH" type="PatternRule"/>

<MATCH pattern="pattern to match" for="user name" not="user name" />

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute

Description

for

Optional PlainRule attribute.

The name of a user or group to whom this rule applies.

not

Optional PlainRule attribute.

The name of a user or group to whom this rule does not apply.

pattern

Required PatternRule attribute.

Enforces basic pattern matching for strings only. Valid values are "A," "N," or "X." All other values are taken as literals. "A" represents an alphabetical character. "N" represents a numeric character. "X" represents any alphanumeric character.

Child Elements

None

Parent Elements

Element

Description

FIELD Element (WORKFLOW)

Required element.

References a work item field definition and the rules and conditions that apply to the field. The reference is based on the STATE, TRANSITION, DEFAULTREASON, or REASON element that its parent FIELDS element is a child of.

FIELD Element (WORKITEMTYPE Element)

Required element.

Defines a work item field and specifies the rules and conditions that apply to it.

MATCH is an optional child element of FIELD (Work Item Type Definition Schema) and FIELD (WORKITEMTYPE element).

If you define multiple MATCH elements, the value will be valid if it matches any of the patterns defined for the field.

Namespace

http://schemas.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/2005/workitemtracking/typedef

Schema Name

Work Item Type Definition

Validation File

WorkItemTypeDefinition.xsd

Element Type

PatternRule Complex Type (Work Item Type Definition Schema)

Can Be Empty

Not applicable

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