Enable Editing Board Column and Board Lane Work Item Type Fields
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When you add columns to a the Kanban boards you have to map them to a Work Item State. When you add columns to the board you soon run into a case where multiple columns get mapped to the Work Item state unless you edit the Work Item Type Definition and add custom States to work item and then map the Kanban column to the newly added State(s) . It would be nice to be able to update the Kanban board columns and as a bonus swim lane when editing the work item. While the Board Column and Board Lanes were added as fields in TFS 2015 Update 1 they appear to be Read Only. It would be nice if these were editable so whether you are using Kanban board to drag/drop work item or editing Work Item Directly you can have similar functionality to manage the Kanban Column and Lane.
David Williamson commented
I am also interested in this feature
Edmundas Bubliauskas commented
how it's possible this feature doesn't exist? Any plans to add this feature to API?
Michael Harmsen commented
Bulk edit of Board Column and Board Lane? Yes, please!
Marcos Leal commented
Otto, this extension is not what Jon is looking for. Neither any of the upvoters. Simply put, we want that the BoardColumn and Swin Lane are not read-only fields anymore. Actually it's hard to believe that there's no answer from Microsoft for such an important feature.
There's a marketplace extension for this.
Thierry Giroux Veilleux commented
It would be great!
I also would like to be able to change Work Items Kanban column using the REST API
Freda Anderson commented
If this functionality could also be added to the API, that would be awesome.
Any updates on this as I believe this is really important functionality for every project using customised Kanban board
Could the system.boardcolumn field support to be edit not only from KanBan board. I add this field to a workitem layout but from the control, it is readonly, I can't change its value. This only could be changed from KANBAN board.