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AbbyD
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Format the Description field of an ADO Work Item

I am trying to use information from a MS Form to fill in the Description field of an Azure DevOps work item. However, I am not able to format the Description field, even to add simple line breaks. 

 

What I have in the Flow:

Flow ADO Description.png

What it creates in ADO:

ADO Description output.png

 

I've tried adding the <br/> and/or /n to the flow but this prints in the Description field. 

 

Any suggestions? 

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v-alzhan-msft
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Community Support

Hi @AbbyD ,

 

Sorry for I'm afraid that there is no any way to format the Description column.

 

Best Regards,

Alice

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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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AbbyD
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Advocate I

I created a request to add the ability to use Power Automate to format an ADO item's description field on Power Automate Ideas. If you'd like to see this feature added, please consider voting there. Thanks!

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v-alzhan-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @AbbyD ,

 

Sorry for I'm afraid that there is no any way to format the Description column.

 

Best Regards,

Alice

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

AbbyD
Advocate I
Advocate I

I created a request to add the ability to use Power Automate to format an ADO item's description field on Power Automate Ideas. If you'd like to see this feature added, please consider voting there. Thanks!

Anonymous
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please MSFT this would be a huge help!! 

DreamersIris
New Member

This is solvable by using concat function. 

I tried many different idea but end realized the solution is simple concat function. 

 

You just need add ‘Enter’ into the expression. Add opening single quote, press Enter on your keyboard, and then add the closing single quote. It’ll split the expression on multiple lines, but Power Automate will translate it as a new line character.

concat('string1','

','string2','

','string3')

 

this would give the ADO description output as below

DreamersIris_0-1639765895867.png

 

Please check my solution below

Please check my solution below and let me know if that helps. 

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