Work item revisions

Last Update: 7/14/2017

api-version = 1.0

A revision is a complete work item as it appeared at one point in time. By contrast, updates just contain the changes that occurred in a particular revision.

If you haven't already, look at the information on getting started with these APIs.

Get a list of work items revisions

GET https://{instance}/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workitems/{id}/revisions?api-version={version}[&$top={int}&$skip={int}&$expand={enum{relations}]
Parameter Type Default Notes
URL
instance string VS Team Services account ({account}.visualstudio.com) or TFS server ({server:port}).
id int ID of the work item.
Query
api-version string Version of the API to use.
$top integer 200 Number of revisions to return, up to 200.
$skip integer 0 Number of revisions to skip.
$expand enum { all, relations, none } none Gets work item relationships (work item links, hyperlinks and file attachments).

Sample request

GET https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workitems/299/revisions?api-version=1.0

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "count": 7,
  "value": [
    {
      "id": 299,
      "rev": 1,
      "fields": {
        "System.AreaPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.TeamProject": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.IterationPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.WorkItemType": "Task",
        "System.State": "To Do",
        "System.Reason": "New task",
        "System.CreatedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:21.617Z",
        "System.CreatedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.ChangedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:21.617Z",
        "System.ChangedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.Title": "JavaScript implementation for Microsoft Account",
        "Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.RemainingWork": 4,
        "System.Description": "Follow the code samples from MSDN",
        "System.History": "Jim has the most context around this.",
        "System.Tags": ""
      },
      "url": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/1"
    },
    {
      "id": 299,
      "rev": 2,
      "fields": {
        "System.AreaPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git\\Website",
        "System.TeamProject": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.IterationPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.WorkItemType": "Task",
        "System.State": "To Do",
        "System.Reason": "New task",
        "System.CreatedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:21.617Z",
        "System.CreatedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.ChangedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:23.933Z",
        "System.ChangedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.Title": "JavaScript implementation for Microsoft Account",
        "Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.RemainingWork": 4,
        "System.Description": "Follow the code samples from MSDN",
        "System.History": "Moving to the right area path",
        "System.Tags": ""
      },
      "url": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/2"
    },
    {
      "id": 299,
      "rev": 3,
      "fields": {
        "System.AreaPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git\\Website",
        "System.TeamProject": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.IterationPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.WorkItemType": "Task",
        "System.State": "To Do",
        "System.Reason": "New task",
        "System.AssignedTo": "Johnnie McLeod <fabrikamfiber2@hotmail.com>",
        "System.CreatedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:21.617Z",
        "System.CreatedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.ChangedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:24.67Z",
        "System.ChangedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.Title": "JavaScript implementation for Microsoft Account",
        "Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.RemainingWork": 4,
        "System.Description": "Follow the code samples from MSDN",
        "System.History": "Johnnie is going to take this work over.",
        "System.Tags": ""
      },
      "url": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/3"
    },
    {
      "id": 299,
      "rev": 4,
      "fields": {
        "System.AreaPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git\\Website",
        "System.TeamProject": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.IterationPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.WorkItemType": "Task",
        "System.State": "To Do",
        "System.Reason": "New task",
        "System.AssignedTo": "Johnnie McLeod <fabrikamfiber2@hotmail.com>",
        "System.CreatedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:21.617Z",
        "System.CreatedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.ChangedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:26.99Z",
        "System.ChangedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.Title": "JavaScript implementation for Microsoft Account",
        "Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.RemainingWork": 4,
        "System.Description": "Follow the code samples from MSDN",
        "System.History": "Adding the necessary spec",
        "System.Tags": ""
      },
      "url": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/4"
    },
    {
      "id": 299,
      "rev": 5,
      "fields": {
        "System.AreaPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git\\Website",
        "System.TeamProject": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.IterationPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.WorkItemType": "Task",
        "System.State": "To Do",
        "System.Reason": "New task",
        "System.AssignedTo": "Johnnie McLeod <fabrikamfiber2@hotmail.com>",
        "System.CreatedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:21.617Z",
        "System.CreatedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.ChangedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:27.48Z",
        "System.ChangedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.Title": "JavaScript implementation for Microsoft Account",
        "Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.RemainingWork": 4,
        "System.Description": "Follow the code samples from MSDN",
        "System.Tags": ""
      },
      "url": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/5"
    },
    {
      "id": 299,
      "rev": 6,
      "fields": {
        "System.AreaPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git\\Website",
        "System.TeamProject": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.IterationPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.WorkItemType": "Task",
        "System.State": "To Do",
        "System.Reason": "New task",
        "System.AssignedTo": "Johnnie McLeod <fabrikamfiber2@hotmail.com>",
        "System.CreatedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:21.617Z",
        "System.CreatedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.ChangedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:27.98Z",
        "System.ChangedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.Title": "JavaScript implementation for Microsoft Account",
        "Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.RemainingWork": 4,
        "System.Description": "Follow the code samples from MSDN",
        "System.History": "Linking to a blog article for context",
        "System.Tags": ""
      },
      "url": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/6"
    },
    {
      "id": 299,
      "rev": 7,
      "fields": {
        "System.AreaPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git\\Website",
        "System.TeamProject": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.IterationPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.WorkItemType": "Task",
        "System.State": "To Do",
        "System.Reason": "New task",
        "System.AssignedTo": "Johnnie McLeod <fabrikamfiber2@hotmail.com>",
        "System.CreatedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:21.617Z",
        "System.CreatedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.ChangedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:28.74Z",
        "System.ChangedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.Title": "JavaScript implementation for Microsoft Account",
        "Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.RemainingWork": 4,
        "System.Description": "Follow the code samples from MSDN",
        "System.Tags": "Tag1; Tag2"
      },
      "url": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/7"
    }
  ]
}

Sample code

A page at a time

Sample request

GET https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workitems/299/revisions?$skip=1&$top=2&api-version=1.0

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "count": 2,
  "value": [
    {
      "id": 299,
      "rev": 2,
      "fields": {
        "System.AreaPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git\\Website",
        "System.TeamProject": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.IterationPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.WorkItemType": "Task",
        "System.State": "To Do",
        "System.Reason": "New task",
        "System.CreatedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:21.617Z",
        "System.CreatedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.ChangedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:23.933Z",
        "System.ChangedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.Title": "JavaScript implementation for Microsoft Account",
        "Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.RemainingWork": 4,
        "System.Description": "Follow the code samples from MSDN",
        "System.History": "Moving to the right area path",
        "System.Tags": ""
      },
      "url": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/2"
    },
    {
      "id": 299,
      "rev": 3,
      "fields": {
        "System.AreaPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git\\Website",
        "System.TeamProject": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.IterationPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
        "System.WorkItemType": "Task",
        "System.State": "To Do",
        "System.Reason": "New task",
        "System.AssignedTo": "Johnnie McLeod <fabrikamfiber2@hotmail.com>",
        "System.CreatedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:21.617Z",
        "System.CreatedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.ChangedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:24.67Z",
        "System.ChangedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
        "System.Title": "JavaScript implementation for Microsoft Account",
        "Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.RemainingWork": 4,
        "System.Description": "Follow the code samples from MSDN",
        "System.History": "Johnnie is going to take this work over.",
        "System.Tags": ""
      },
      "url": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/3"
    }
  ]
}

Sample code

Get a work item revision

GET https://{instance}/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workitems/{id}/revisions/{revision}?api-version={version}[&$expand={enum{relations}]
Parameter Type Notes
URL
instance string VS Team Services account ({account}.visualstudio.com) or TFS server ({server:port}).
id int ID of the work item.
revision int Revision of the work item.
When a work item is created, the revision is 0, and each time it's updated, the revision is incremented.
Query
api-version string Version of the API to use.
$expand enum { all, relations, none } Gets work item relationships (work item links, hyperlinks and file attachments).

Sample request

GET https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workitems/299/revisions/2?api-version=1.0

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "id": 299,
  "rev": 2,
  "fields": {
    "System.AreaPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git\\Website",
    "System.TeamProject": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
    "System.IterationPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
    "System.WorkItemType": "Task",
    "System.State": "To Do",
    "System.Reason": "New task",
    "System.CreatedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:21.617Z",
    "System.CreatedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
    "System.ChangedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:23.933Z",
    "System.ChangedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
    "System.Title": "JavaScript implementation for Microsoft Account",
    "Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.RemainingWork": 4,
    "System.Description": "Follow the code samples from MSDN",
    "System.History": "Moving to the right area path",
    "System.Tags": ""
  },
  "_links": {
    "self": {
      "href": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/2"
    },
    "workItemRevisions": {
      "href": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions"
    },
    "parent": {
      "href": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299"
    }
  },
  "url": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/2"
}

Sample code

Sample request

GET https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workitems/299/revisions/2?$expand=all&api-version=1.0

Sample response

Status code: 200
{
  "id": 299,
  "rev": 2,
  "fields": {
    "System.Id": 299,
    "System.AreaId": 4486,
    "System.AreaPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git\\Website",
    "System.NodeName": "Website",
    "System.TeamProject": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
    "System.AreaLevel1": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
    "System.AreaLevel2": "Website",
    "System.Rev": 2,
    "System.AuthorizedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:23.933Z",
    "System.RevisedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:24.67Z",
    "System.IterationId": 3570,
    "System.IterationPath": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
    "System.IterationLevel1": "Fabrikam-Fiber-Git",
    "System.WorkItemType": "Task",
    "System.State": "To Do",
    "System.Reason": "New task",
    "System.CreatedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:21.617Z",
    "System.CreatedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
    "System.ChangedDate": "2014-12-29T20:49:23.933Z",
    "System.ChangedBy": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
    "System.AuthorizedAs": "Jamal Hartnett <fabrikamfiber4@hotmail.com>",
    "System.PersonId": 77331,
    "System.Watermark": 611,
    "System.Title": "JavaScript implementation for Microsoft Account",
    "Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.RemainingWork": 4,
    "System.Description": "Follow the code samples from MSDN",
    "System.History": "Moving to the right area path",
    "System.Tags": ""
  },
  "relations": [
    {
      "rel": "System.LinkTypes.Hierarchy-Reverse",
      "url": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/297",
      "attributes": {
        "isLocked": false,
        "comment": "decomposition of work"
      }
    }
  ],
  "_links": {
    "self": {
      "href": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/2"
    },
    "workItemRevisions": {
      "href": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions"
    },
    "parent": {
      "href": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299"
    }
  },
  "url": "https://fabrikam-fiber-inc.visualstudio.com/DefaultCollection/_apis/wit/workItems/299/revisions/2"
}