Find and Edit Work Items Assigned to You (Team Explorer Everywhere)

You can find work items that are assigned to you by using a work item query or by using search. In addition, if your team project is configured for a project portal and dashboards are supported, you can use My Dashboard to view work items that are assigned to you. For more information, see the following pages: My Dashboard (Agile) or My Dashboard (CMMI).

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Contributors group or your View work items in this node and Edit work items in this node permissions must be set to Allow. For more information, see the following page: Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To search for work items that are assigned to you

  1. In Team Explorer, right-click the Work Items folder, and then click Search.

    Note

    You can also right-click the My Queries or Team Queries folders or any subfolder in those folders.

    The Search for Work Item dialog box appears. By default, the search is performed against the team project from which you invoked the search operation.

  2. In Assigned to, click the item that corresponds to you.

  3. (Optional) Specify additional search criteria to further restrict your search. For more information, see Search for Work Items.

  4. Click OK.

    The search returns work items that are assigned to you.

To create a query to find work items that are assigned to you

  1. Open an existing team project.

  2. In Team Explorer, right-click Work Items, and then click New Query.

    Note

    Your team project may already have a query in Team Queries that you can use to search for your work items.

    By default, the query contains the clauses in the following table:

    And/Or

    Field

    Operator

    Value

    Team Project

    =

    @Project

    And

    Work Item Type

    =

    [Any]

    And

    State

    =

    [Any]

  3. Keep the default values in the first clause, and keep, modify, or delete the second two clauses.

  4. Add a clause that contains the values in the following table:

    And/Or

    Field

    Operator

    Value

    And

    Assigned To

    =

    @Me

    You can use the **@Me** variable to automatically search for your alias in the Assigned To field or other fields that contain user aliases. For example, you can find work items that you opened if you set the Field column to Activated By, the Operator column to =, and the Value column to **@Me**.

  5. On the toolbar, click Run Query.

    You can also right-click in the query and then click Run Query.

  6. In the Query Results list, click the work item that you want to view or change.

  7. To save the query to Team Foundation, on the toolbar, click Save, and then type the name that you want for your query.

  8. Under Select the query type and save location, click Server.

  9. In the Query folder box, specify the team project and folder or subfolder where you want to save your query.

    • If only you will use the query, save your query in My Queries or a folder under this node.

    • If other team members will use the query, save your query in Team Queries or a folder under this node.

    For more information, see Organize and Set Permissions on Work Item Queries (Team Explorer Everywhere).

  10. Click OK.

See Also

Tasks

Modify Work Items within a List View (Team Explorer Everywhere)

Specify Query Criteria

Save, Copy, Rename, and Delete Work Item Queries (Team Explorer Everywhere)

Other Resources

Query Fields, Operators, Values, and Variables (Team Explorer Everywhere)

Finding Bugs, Tasks, and Other Work Items (Team Explorer Everywhere)