Defining the Fast Track state field in the configuration mapping file

The configuration mapping file is an XML file that allows Urban Turtle to understand process templates. It effectively maps Urban Turtle features to process template specifications. It is usually located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 11.0\Application Tier\Web Services\Areas\UrbanTurtle\Configuration for a default installation of Team Foundation Server.

Note: The following steps should be performed by a Team Foundation Server administrator. Access to the server hosting Team Web Access 2012 is required as changes to Urban Turtle files must be made. If you are not the administrator of your TFS installation, you should contact your TFS administrator and ask him to follow this guide to enable the Fast Track feature.


For Urban Turtle to allow the use of the Fast Track feature, a specific field that contains the state of the work item in the Fast Track must be specified for each work item type. This field is usually defined in the configuration mapping file included with Urban Turtle. It is called


by default.


If the field is not present in the configuration mapping file, a FastTrack Field tag  must be added in the Features block of the XML file. For example:

<TemplateConfiguration Name="Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 2.0">
<FastTrack Field="UrbanTurtle.FastTrackState" />

The field does not have to be called UrbanTurtle.FastTrackState but if the name is changed, it must match the one that has been defined in the work item types.


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