Work tracking object limits

VSTS

When customizing the work item types (WITs) defined in the Inheritance or Hosted XML process models, be aware of the limits placed on objects defined in this topic. To learn about process models, see Customize your work tracking experience.

Inheritance and Hosted XML process models

Below you find maximum number of object in the Inheritance and Hosted XML process models.

Object Inheritance Hosted XML
Work item types defined for a process 64 64
Fields defined for an account 4096 4096
Fields defined for a process 512 512
Fields defined for a work item type 512 512
Pick lists defined for an account or collection 512 -
Pick list items defined for a list 512 512
Pick list item character length 256 -
Workflow states defined for a work item type 32 16
Rules defined for a work item type 1024 1024
Portfolio backlog levels defined for a process 5 5
Categories defined for a process - 32
Global lists defined for a process - 64
List items defined within a global list - 512

For additional restrictions and conformance requirements of the Hosted XML process model, see Customize a process when using Hosted XML.

Note

For the Hosted XML process model, you can define an approximate total of 10K items for all global lists specified across all WITs.

Work items

  • A long text field can contain 1M characters.
  • You can't assign more than 100 tags to a work item.
  • You can't add more than 1,000 links to a work item.
  • You can't add more than 100 attachments to a work item.
  • You can't add an attachment size larger than 60MB to a work item.