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DEFAULT Element (Work Item Type Definition Schema)

Defines a default value for the field.


<DEFAULT for="user name" not="user name" from="value | field | clock | currentuser" value="value to copy" field="field reference 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.

from

Required CopyRule attribute.

The source of the value. Specifies whether to copy the default value from the value specified in the value attribute, the field value specified in the field attribute, the system clock, or the current user.

value

Optional DefaultRule attribute.

The value to copy. Cannot be empty.

field

Optional CopyRule attribute.

The reference name of the field to copy. The reference name must match the reference name that is defined in the field definition FIELD element. For more information, see FIELD Element (WORKITEMTYPE Element).

NoteNote

When changing a work item, this element rule is nondeterministic with regards to selecting the current or previous value from another field.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element Description

FIELD (Work Item Type Definition Schema)

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 (WORKITEMTYPE element)

Required element.

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

WHENCHANGED

Optional element.

Specifies one or more rules to apply to the current field when a specified field is changed.

WHENNOTCHANGED

Optional element.

Specifies one or more rules to apply to the current field when a specific field is not changed.

DEFAULT is an optional child element of FIELD (Work Item Type Definition Schema), FIELD (WORKITEMTYPE Element), WHENCHANGED, and WHENNOTCHANGED.

Namespace

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

Schema Name

Work Item Type Definition

Validation File

WorkItemTypeDefinition.xsd

Element Type

DefaultRule

Can Be Empty

Not applicable

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