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ALLOWEXISTINGVALUE Element (Work Item Type Definition Schema)

Defines the field as allow existing value, meaning that the field values that already exist will be allowed, even if they are not valid, but all new field values must be valid.


<ALLOWEXISTINGVALUE />

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

Attributes

None.

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.

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

Specifying this element under the FIELD (WORKITEMTYPE element) element applies it to the rules defined for the field, including the rules specified in the STATE, TRANSITION, DEFAULTREASON, and REASON elements of the field.

Specifying this element under the STATE element applies it to the rules defined in the state for the field, in addition to the rules defined for the field for all transitions into the state.

Specifying this element under the TRANSITION element applies it to the rules defined in the transition for the field, in addition to the ruled defined for the field in the REASON and DEFAULTREASON elements.

Namespace

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

Schema Name

Work Item Type Definition

Validation File

WorkItemTypeDefinition.xsd

Element Type

EmptyRule

Can Be Empty

Not applicable

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