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Phani
Microsoft
Microsoft

Mention person in azure devops work item

Is there any way to mention a owner of that work item in discussion section by adding some comments from flow 

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Expiscornovus
Super User
Super User

Hi @Phani,

 

This should be possible via the Send an HTTP request to Azure DevOps action and the add Comment method of the Azure DevOps Rest API 6.0:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/azure/devops/wit/comments/add?view=azure-devops-rest-6.0

 

You can use a html in the text of comment to refer to mention the user. Use a hyperlink and the data-vss-mention with the specific userid of the devops user you want to mention.

 

Below is an example of that.
Replace ad96260c-ea80-6eeb-93b0-c942399631d0 by the correct userid.

 

{"text": "<div><a href=\"#\" data-vss-mention=\"version:2.0,ad96260c-ea80-6eeb-93b0-c942399631d0\">@John Doe</a>&nbsp; Test mentioning</div>"}

 

mentionincomment.png

@Expiscornovus : Thanks for the solution but how can we get the user guid ( I can only have their alias or fullname ) 

 

Phani
Microsoft
Microsoft

@Expiscornovus  : I got the user id using GETUser from AAD but even though have mentioned it , the user not getting any DevOps notifications email when someone mentioned you but they are getting same notification email when i manually tag them

Expiscornovus
Super User
Super User

Hi @Phani,

 

It is not the AAD id. It is the Object Id from the Azure DevOps user.


I found that in the Organization Settings > Manage Users. Used the developer toolbar to retrieve that id. Found it in the GetMemberEntitlementsBatch Post request in the Json response of that request.  

 

getobjectid.png

Phani
Microsoft
Microsoft

Hi @Expiscornovus 

Have done the same . I got the user object ID, using below api and used that in mention but it did not worked out 

 

Phani_0-1622564057718.png

 

Expiscornovus
Super User
Super User

Hi @Phani,

 

Apologies if I wasn't clear. But it is not the Azure Active Directory Object Id I am using, it is the Azure DevOps Object Id/User Id I am using in the mention, which is a different guid.

 

I believe you can also find it via the User Entitlements summary:

https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/t/how-to-get-user-entitlement-api-userid-with-princi/858...

 

Here's how I solved getting the userid so I could have the correct userid value for the @mention. 

 

Use get work item call to find the assign to user's id.

 

2 min video - Mention API Azure DevOps - YouTube

 

"text": "<div><a href=\"#\" data-vss-mention=\"version:2.0,{variable}

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