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TFS2008: Get the current TFS Data Warehouse update interval

It’s always strange to find out what stuff on The Internets is hard to find that you’d think would be a piece of cake to find.  Today, I needed to find out what the current Team Foundation Server 2008 data warehouse update interval was for my customer’s TFS instance and I was surprised by how hard this information was to find. 

I knew that you needed to go to http://your_tfs_name:8080/Warehouse/v1.0/warehousecontroller.asmx and then run the GetNextInterval command.


The problem was figuring out what the “lastInterval” parameter was supposed to be.


The answer came from Alan Herbert’s blog post on administrative operations and was simply ‘0’. 

So.  The question: How do you get the current interval for the TFS Warehouse update service and what is the correct value for the lastInterval parameter? 

The answer: Go to http://your_tfs_name:8080/Warehouse/v1.0/warehousecontroller.asmx?op=GetNextInterval and enter ‘0’ for the ‘lastInterval’ parameter.



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One response to “TFS2008: Get the current TFS Data Warehouse update interval”

  1. Eder Sousa Avatar
    Eder Sousa

    I can not involke this webService from my machine. I raceive the message ‘The test form is only available for requests from the local machine. ‘. Wha Should I do?

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