Using predefined queries

You can use a set of predefined queries to retrieve work items that meet a common set of conditions.

About this task

These queries return a result set containing work items from a single application. The search scope of a query is limited to the current application, which is defined by the Project Area. If you want to run queries to generate results that show relationships between artifacts in different applications, see Using lifecycle queries.


  1. Within the Team Artifacts view of the Work Items perspective, expand the project area. Click Work Items > Shared Queries > Predefined.
  2. Double-click a query to run it.
    The results are displayed in the Work Items view.
  3. To see the details of a work item, double-click it in the Work Items view.
    The work item opens in the work items editor.