PraveenPatel

How can I delete all the tasks that are under a particular project in TFS

Re: Team Foundation Server - Administration Deleting tasks from a TFS project

Kathirvel

Hi Praveen,

Right now in TFS v1, you can't delete any task you have created under a particular project. if you think the task i created is unnecessary means, you can do one thing You can change the status to CLOSED and create a new one and assigned to somebody.

Also, "Destroy" has been announced as an Orcas feature. It has its own permission, only given to admins by default.

Check out the following post for more info:

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx PostID=327599&SiteID=1
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx PostID=191010&SiteID=1
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx PostID=16876&SiteID=1

Regards,
Kathir





Re: Team Foundation Server - Administration Deleting tasks from a TFS project

Adam Singer - MSFT

Note that "Destroy" is a Version Control feature, not a Work Item Tracking one. The following thread has some useful information on the topic: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx PostID=350042&SiteID=1

Cheers,
Adam






Re: Team Foundation Server - Administration Deleting tasks from a TFS project

Kathirvel

Hi Adam,

you mean...you can't delete the work item in ORCAS also... then its strange yaar..

Thanks,
Kathir





Re: Team Foundation Server - Administration Deleting tasks from a TFS project

CRathjen-MSFT

Deleting work items means (effectively) deleting/"forgetting" history.

Do you really want to "delete" these items

Instead, consider adding an obsolete tag, state, and/or area path - that way, you can indicate that an item or set of items are no longer of interest, without losing the history they represent.

For example, in our current development cycle, we have feature requests that can get turned into tasks. Those tasks can be 'postponed' or 'cut' - that way, we remember that the request was made and considered, but it's not currently in "the plan" - but we can always reconsider it and we haven't lost any of the original thoughts/decisions made along the way.






Re: Team Foundation Server - Administration Deleting tasks from a TFS project

Kathirvel

That's great..thanks for your explanations.