Use Advanced search when TFS does not find text in work items

The Road to ALM

Alert: Editing the TFS Collection database is tricky and should be done with extreme care!!

Recently I migrated a whole bunch of work items from a StarTeam repository. To keep some of the initial history, I added a some summary in the description field of the work item.

This looked something like this:

  • Originally Created On: 20-07-2009 10:13:21
  • Created By: StarTeam Server Administrator
  • ExternalReference: 123456
  • Last Build Tested: 7.3.0.9
  • Starteam ID: 17525

All worked great but then…When searching for the text “7.3.0.9” in Web Access my Query showed no results.

image

clip_image002

The query that was constructed looked impressive though. Obviously it splits on the “.” sign

clip_image002[5]

When I tried to search including quotes (“7.3.0.9”), it did not show any results as well. Hmm.Frustrating.

clip_image002[7]

After some digging and with help of some guys at Microsoft (thanks Grant, Ewald and Hakan!), I found interesting thing.

The search over the text and…

View original post 380 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s