Can’t add Text (multiple line) custom fields to Test Cases in VSTS

field-type-ddlWhile importing Test Cases into VSTS from another test management system for a customer, I needed to add a multi-line text field to Test Cases. VSTS has supported adding custom multi-line text fields for almost a year now and this seems to work for every Work Item Type except Test Cases. When attempting to add the field, Text (multiple line) is not present in the Types drop down list.

add-existing-field According to Microsoft, this seems to be a bug and there should not be any reason to block adding a multi-line text field to Test Cases. As a workaround, you can temporarily add a new multi-line text field to another Work Item Type and then add the existing field to the Test Case work item type.

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  1. In VSTS, I am running into a similar issue – where we added a multi-line text field for test cases, but can’t see this field in “Column options”. Based on your suggestion, I added the field in the bug, but from the test case I still don’t see this field in drop down list under “column options”. As a result, the test suite summary emails do not include the information from this field. Can you suggest which work item should I add this field? Do you know if Microsoft is planning to address this issue?

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