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Setting the Created By on DevOps Work Items using Flow



We have created a flow that generates a number of Work Items that are linked as children when a certain Work Item is created in Azure DevOps.


The issue we currently have is that these generated Work Items have the creator of the flow set as the person that created these Work Items.


Is it possible to dictate the created by field to the person that creates the Work Item that triggers the flow or is this field not editable in DevOps?

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Hi @LukeMifsud,

You can use the bypassRules property in the creation of a work item via the Azure DevOps Rest API. This allows you to set the createdby if you have sufficient permissions in the DevOps Project.


Below is an example of that.


    "op": "add",
    "path": "/fields/System.Title",
    "from": null,
    "value": "Sample task"
    "op": "add",
    "path": "/fields/System.CreatedBy",
    "value": "Jane Doe"
    "op": "add",
    "path": "/fields/System.ChangedBy",
    "value": "Jane Doe"



This example will create a task.




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