How to change a work item type in VSTS?

By | June 18, 2018

How to change a work item type in VSTS

How to change a work item type in VSTS? This could be a possible question when you create a work item type mistakenly or wanted to change the type of any existing work item. For an instance, while creating the Product Backlog, you created a task which you wanted to change as a User Stories. Using Visual Studio Team Services ( VSTS), you can do it very easily without much pain and be worrying about templates for different work item types.

Change a work item type in VSTS

From the list of Work Items, Select the ellipses  and select “Change type…”

Change a work item type in VSTS - Change Type

This will bring the change Work Item Type dialog window. You can then select the new work item type.

Change a work item type in VSTS - Choose Type

Once the work item type is changed, VSTS automatically updates then template for the newly choose Work Item type.

You can also change the Type of Work Item from the Details of Work Item screen as well.  You will find similar ellipses and select “Change Type”  to change a work item type in VSTS

Change a work item type in VSTS - From Details

All the changes for Work Item types are also tracked in the history. You can go to the work item history to see the type changes.

 

Changed Tracked

Hope this helps.

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