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Reporting in TFS by Dipti Chhatrapati

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Tree queries

To view nested work items, tree queries are used by selecting the Tree of Work Items query type.

Tree queries are used to execute following tasks:

  • Viewing the hierarchy
  • Finding parent or child work items
  • Changing the tree hierarchy
  • Exporting the tree view to Microsoft Excel for either bulk updates to column fields or to change the tree hierarchy

The following steps demonstrate how to generate a tree query list:

  1. Open the My Tasks list from Shared Queries.
  2. Click on Editor.
  3. Click on Tree of work items, as shown in the following screenshot:
    Tree queries

    Note

    Define the filter criteria for both parent and child work items. Specify the clause for work item type: ...

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