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LABORSAL
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Advocate II

Azure DevOps New item with dynamic iteration

Hello,

 

I'm trying to create a flow which will create a new item in Azure DevOps whenever a new message is posted in teams.

 

I already managed to create the item and assign it to a parent, however I am unable to assign it to the current iteration.

 

When I try to use the values from "List Iterations" it automatically converts to a "Apply to Each" which wouldn't work (I only want to apply it to the current iteration), is there a way to reference the current iteration in Azure DevOps?

 

This is the current flow I have:

Current flowCurrent flow

 

Thanks!

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v-zhos-msft
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @LABORSAL ,

I am afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in Microsoft Flow currently.

There is no action about get a specific iteration in Azure DevOps.

If you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Zhongys

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly

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v-zhos-msft
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @LABORSAL ,

I am afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in Microsoft Flow currently.

There is no action about get a specific iteration in Azure DevOps.

If you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Zhongys

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly

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shvyas
Microsoft
Microsoft

Hello,

Was this feature added since I am trying to do the same thing. I need to extract the current iteration for the work item I am creating based on the responses I get from a form.

 

Thanks.

MagicBulletDave
Regular Visitor

After lots of messing around I have managed to solve this and create work items and add them to the current iteration:

 

Screenshot 2020-06-03 at 16.07.27.png

 

Use the List Iterations as normal, then add a Filter Array action.  In the From choose Value from the previous step.

 

Use the Advanced Editing option and add the expression:

 

@And(greaterOrEquals(item()?['Attributes/FinishDate'],triggerBody()['key-button-date']),lessOrEquals(item()?['Attributes/StartDate'], triggerBody()['key-button-date']))

 

Like this:

 

Screenshot 2020-06-03 at 16.12.39.png

 

Then add a Compose action and in the input at the following expression (the 'Current_Iteration' is the name I gave the filter array action and you will need to change this if you have called it something different):

 

@first(body('Current_Iteration'))?['Path']
 
You can now use the dynamic content field Outputs in the Iteration Path of your work team create action:
 
Screenshot 2020-06-03 at 16.17.18.png

@LABORSAL@shvyas@v-zhos-msft 

 

See my recent post, managed to solve this.  Hope this helps, Dave

MagicBulletDave
Regular Visitor

Hi, managed to solve this after a lot of messing around.  See my post below for the steps.  Hope this helps, Dave

eggnes89
Regular Visitor

@MagicBulletDave 

I can't manage to get this to work with the solution you gave.
I get this error:

eggnes89_0-1605791325042.png

Is there somebody that could help me with this? is there another way to get the new azure devops item in the current iteration?

 

Thanks!!

Sbharani
Microsoft
Microsoft

@eggnes89 Use the following expression. It worked for me. 

 

@And(greaterOrEquals(item()?['Attributes/FinishDate'], utcNow('yyyy-MM-dd')),lessOrEquals(item()?['Attributes/StartDate'], utcNow('yyyy-MM-dd')))

 

 

ricardo_serrao
New Member

That worked for me, thanks.
However I was trying to set the iteration based on the start date of an outlook event. Which would mean changing the query somehow...Can you shed some light on this?

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