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Parent Work Item User Input in Review Activity Notification RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everybody,

    I've had success getting the parent work item description into my notification via the SeedRole='Target' method described here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/antoni/2014/05/23/include-details-from-parent-work-items-in-notifications/

     Supposedly this method should also work with User Input. I inserted the property and typed SeedRole='Target' with the proper spaces. But, it just ends up being a blank space or the property string.

    If anyone know what I'm doing wrong or has another method to getting User Input in my notification, that'd be great. I'd prefer not to use SCO or Power Shell if possible.

    Thank you,

    Gary Winhoven

    Friday, July 14, 2017 2:56 PM

Answers

  • Hi Gary,

    While the approach you used should work, I don't believe you will like the result, because UserInput is stored in XML format and will not look nicely in the email.

    We always use a workflow with PowerShell/C#/SCO/... to convert the XML User Input into HTML user input, save it to a class extension attribute, and then insert it into the notification template.

    Regards,

    Dieter

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:00 PM