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Search the Repro Steps field


The meat of a bug report is entered in the Repro Steps field, which isn’t included in the fields this otherwise very handy tool searches. (Yes, the Repro Steps are included in the changed fields in History, but TFS doesn’t search the changed fields in History, only the comments.) So we find bugs only if we match a word in the title.


Gizmo28 wrote Jul 17, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Would love this one - would save us hours!

apsdmiller wrote Jul 17, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Gizmo, try this: In the Search Work Items box, enter "--template". That'll bring up the search template the tool uses ... and you can modify it just like any other saved search! Just add an Or clause for Repro Steps and save the search, and you'll be good to go.

Gizmo28 wrote Sep 28, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Wow, thanks - I clearly missed that! Works like a dream! Thankyou!

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 2:31 AM

wrote May 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM