I noticed that it sometimes happens that users select parents from the same type like story-story, epic-epic, ... According to this post: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/t/same-category-hierarchy-error-but-the-specified-wo/761057 It's highly recommended to avoid this, due to obvious reasons.

Is it possible to prevent this by default? Like a rule: if WIT is changed & parent type equals WIT type --> error

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No there is no built-in way to setup rules over work item relationships.

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  • Sure, but it's terribly hard to point to the docs that describe a feature that doesn't exist. Sep 18, 2023 at 17:28

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