User Sync Account

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  1. Joe
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    Oct 2008

    Posted 21 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    Should the user sync account by a generic admininstrative account on the TFS?

    I used my account for the TFS sync account and it appears that if a user creates a story in TeamPulse it show's up in the TFS as assigned to me even though it's assigned to another user.

    Thanks,
    Joe
  2. David Harris
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    Posted 22 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Joe,

    Currently there is no synchronization between the TeamPulse assigned user and the Assigned To field within TFS. There is a bit of work involved in providing this feature as we will need to do some lookups against Active Directory to determine the 'sameness' of the users in each system, as well as handling possible validation errors around users that are not assigned permissions correctly within TFS to be assigned a work item, etc. We definitely have a desire to sync these fields going forward and will be looking at adding it in a future release.

    Kind regards,
    David Harris
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  3. Joel
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    Posted 22 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Joe,

    Another thing you can try is editing the mapping file that define how syncing to TFS is performed.  Check out section 9.1.2 of the documentation for detailed information about the mapping files. 

    Adding the following line to the appropriate file should sync the assigned to field between Stories and work items:

    <FieldMapping FieldName="AssignedTo" FieldTypeName="string"  TfsFieldReferenceName="System.AssignedTo"  TfsFieldTypeName="string" />

    One thing to watch out for is that the name of the assigned to user in TeamPulse must match a valid user name in the TFS project that you are syncing to, otherwise there will be a validation error when trying to sync.

    Regards,
    Joel
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