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TFS2008: Get the current TFS Data Warehouse update interval

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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.

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

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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.

-Ben

 

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