Deployment Missing Items

Problem

When adding items to a deployment file using a TFS Work Item nothing is found and the file is empty.

Solution

In order for DATASTAR to be able to generate a deployment file using "TFS Work Items" you must have associated the work item with the change-set. This is normally done when you check the scripts into TFS, however it can be done subsequently if it was missed. If you view the work item in TFS you should be able to verify if the change-sets have been associated.

Another common cause of this issue is that you generate the deployment using a parent work item but associate the checked in scripts with child work items. If you do this you must remember to check the recursive option when generating a deployment file so that the child work items get included.