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Removing a custom work item attribute

Technote (FAQ)


Can a custom work item attribute be removed from the repository in IBM Rational Team Concert?


After a task is completed, a custom work item attribute may not be required, and should be permanently removed.


The work item attribute cannot be removed permanently from the repository in Rational Team Concert. Allow archival of attributes (59558) was created on for this request.


By removing the work item attribute configuration from the Project Configuration Source code for the Project Area, the work item attribute will be removed from view. While this will allow the removal of the attribute from the work item presentation, it does not remove previous instances of the custom attribute in the repository. This is because the attribute still exists in the repository as an archived attribute.

Archived attributes will still show up in a query, however, work item queries in the eclipse client can filter out archived work item attributes.

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Jazz and Rational Team Concert have an active community that can provide you with additional resources. Browse and contribute to the User forums, contribute to the Team Blog and review the Team wiki.
Refer to technote 1319600 for details and links.

Document information

More support for: Rational Team Concert
Work Items

Software version:, 3.0, 3.0.1, 4.0

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1453761

Modified date: 14 August 2012

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