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Work item template or clone including subtasks

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Right now, when creating a work item template or cloning a work item, only the regular work item fields can be included in the template/clone.

I have a situation where I would like templates of tasks that include a good number of subtasks. It would make sense to have the possibility to create the same subtasks list when I apply a template (or clone) for a new user story.

Right now, I must re-enter all the subtasks by hand, for each and every user story I create.

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  • deez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We should be able to add templates that include a parent child hierarchy of multiple levels if required. You should be allowed to create a template that allows from Epic level > Feature > Sub-Feature if you wish > User Story > Task > Sub task if you wish. This is the kind of customization that will make working on devOps a whole lot easier. I really don't understand why this isn't a feature yet.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I use the templates and they are really useful, being able to next template tasks in template PBI would be proper awesome.

  • Aaron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be a great feature in Azure DevOps. We have the same situation with repetitive tasks that fit within a User story template and automating it saves much time

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be at the top of the list! But make sure to follow all the links, not just down 1 level

  • Naina Mohamed Sintha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This one will save lot of time on case to case basis. So getting this feature out will be helpful for most of the users who manages.

  • Nick W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Definitely need this feature. We have a number of similar user stories that have 10 or more child tasks, it would save loads of time if we could clone tem

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add this feature! will save us all so much time or will just move to another tool that does this

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be included ASAP. :) i work across both teams and functional areas, and have to "re-invent" the wheel so to say quite often.

  • Claire commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just started working as PO in VSTS, and this is a functionality that would render my time more efficiently! I hope it gets the priority it needs... I'm getting my team to vote on this!

  • Ben Rowland commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm shocked that this isn't already baked in...isn't the whole point of a solution like VSTS to make tracking work easier? We track new customer onboarding in VSTS and the process is identical for each, so the fact that we have to create a new Epic, the dozen Features, a handful of User Stories for each Feature, then Tasks for each of those User Stories for every single customer is kind of absurd and completely inefficient.

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