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Reporting in TFS by Dipti Chhatrapati

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Flat queries

A flat query list of work items is used when you want to perform the following tasks:

  • Finding a work item with an unknown ID
  • Checking the status or other columns of work items
  • Finding work items that you want to link to other work items
  • Exporting work items to Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Office Project for bulk updates to column fields
  • Generating a report about a set of work items

As a general practice, to easily find work items, a team member can create Shared Queries, which are predefined queries shared across the team. They can be created, modified, and saved as a new query too.

The following steps demonstrate how to open a flat query list and create a new query list:

  1. In the team project web portal, expand Shared Query List ...

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