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  • 1.  CA Agile Central Connector for TFS Work Items

    Posted 04-22-2018 06:00 AM

    The latest version of CA Agile Central Connector for TFS Work Items for TFS2015 or 2017, does it supports the Scrum template of TFS i.e. in scrum template stories are refereed as Product backlog item. So can I copy user stories in Ca Agile central to product backlog item in TFS?



  • 2.  Re: CA Agile Central Connector for TFS Work Items

    Posted 04-25-2018 05:53 AM

    bello01 or flyhi01, Can you provide an answer to this question?



  • 3.  Re: CA Agile Central Connector for TFS Work Items
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    Posted 05-01-2018 11:08 AM

    sudhakar.sariyal

     

    The connector should work with any work item type from TFS, regardless of the template used. If you encounter any errors, please feel free to open a case any time with your debug log file, and the configuration file, and we can look into it for you!

     

     

    Thanks,

    Hilary 



  • 4.  Re: CA Agile Central Connector for TFS Work Items

    Posted 05-29-2018 10:17 AM

    Hi Hilary,

     

    I have checked the integration with connector "ca_agile_central2_tfs_connector  version: 4.7.3-21", with our existing TFS project which uses artifact type 'Product Backlog Item', but the connector failed with below message:

    "Message Unsupported artifact type 'Product Backlog Item' for TFSConnection. Valid artifact types are: Bug, User Story, Task, Test Case"

     

    Can you please help us on this.



  • 5.  Re: CA Agile Central Connector for TFS Work Items

    Posted 05-29-2018 01:13 PM

    Sudhakar, 

     

    First, you'll need to specify the actual TFS name for the work item type in the <TFSConnection> section of your configuration file: 

    The exact set of default work item types that are available for your team project depends on the process template the team project was created with, along with any custom work item types that may have been imported.

     

    I'm guessing the name "Product Backlog Item" isn't the system name for the work item type, or something similar?

     

     

     

     

    Secondly, you are going to want to be sure to update your connector to version 4.8.0 prior to June 27, or it will stop workingAgile Central TFS 2017 WIC Connector for Linux and Windows v4.8.0 

     

    Software And Hardware Requirements

    • A CA Agile Central subscription.
    • A Windows platform (server or VM) or a Linux/Mac OSX platform (server or VM).
    • Ruby 2.2.6 installed
      • For Linux/Mas OS (we recommend installing using rvm or rbenv)
      • For Windows (x64) (download .exe)
      • CA certifies the use of Ruby 2.2.6. As of version 4.8.0 of the connector, prior versions of Ruby (2.0.0, 2.1.x) will no longer work as they do not have code necessary to work with the connector. The connector has worked in the past with Ruby 2.0.0-p247 and Ruby 2.1.5. We no longer test the connector with those versions. The connector will not work with Ruby 2.3 or 2.4.
    • Ruby Development Kit for Ruby 2.0 to 2.3 - Only necessary for Windows (download the DevKit-mingw64-64-4.7.2-20130224-1432-sfx.exe )
      • Add path to the devkit’s bin directory to environment Path variable
      • cd to the Ruby DevKit root directory
        • run command: ruby dk.rb init
        • run command: ruby dk.rb install
    • A working instance of TFS 2015 accessible on the network from your selected connector platform.
    • Or a working instance of TFS 2017 / VSTS with the above mentioned access characteristics.


  • 6.  Re: CA Agile Central Connector for TFS Work Items

    Posted 05-30-2018 04:50 AM

    Background:

    We currently are using TFS 2013(which uses Scrum template) and are using the "CA Agile Cenrtal Connector for TFS2013 Work Item v4.6.5" for that. This setup is working fine and does supports the current work item type.

     

    Now we are looking to upgrading the TFS to 2015 or 2017, so for that we need to upgrade the connector as well. As part of the analysis we upgraded our pre-prod TFS to 2015 and were validating the integration of available connector. As we have done the in place migration, so the migrate TFS 2015 is also using Scrum as template and "Product Backlog Item" is the default system type available in TFS (refer MS link )

     

    We have specified the details in config as per the screen shot shared below:

     

    We can try using the new connector as suggested and based on the comment it seems that it is compatible with TFS 2015, but does it also have the same issue that we are facing with connector version  V4.7.3-21.

     

    Also, the connector "CA Agile Cenrtal Connector for TFS2013 Work Item v4.6.5" which is being used by us, is this also impacted by the issue you have highlighted?

     

    Please let me know if you have any doubt.