One of the users using IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) 4.0.1 were planning to move some work items to a different repository.
To do this, they were considering the following options along with some requirements:
a. Move the work items, preserving workitem ID and if possible history also.
b. Export workitems to CSV file and then import it into other repository.
Here is the information that should help users with similar queries:
- One can move the work items to a different project area, only in the same repository. This, using the move functionality for the Work Items. Even with this, it is not possible to retain the work item ID and the history.
- Users can export the work item and import the work items into other repository, but any references to the exported work item will continue to reference to work item in the original repository and not its copy in the other repository.
So those references would break if the work item is moved.
- Even the export/import does not include the history of the work item.
- How to include the history of the work item during the export is something which is not resolved yet, at least in RTC 4.0.1 version. This can be tracked in the following jazz.net work item: https://jazz.net/jazz/web/projects/Rational%20Team%20Concert#action=com.ibm.team.workitem.viewWorkItem&id=163729