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scheu
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Employee

How to get the URL of a Azure DevOps work item created in Flows

Hi,

 

I use 'Azure DevOps' to create a work item in Flows.  

How can I get URL of the work item which gets created?

When I try the 'URL' dynamic content, I only get a url to the json data for the task created, not the URL of the HTML page of the task.

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yashag2255
Super User
Super User

Hi @scheu 

 

I just made a test on my side and it works just fine: hsha.png

Can you please post a screenshot of what you are getting? Having a look at that will help better understand the error/ issue and assist you better in resolving it. 

 

Hope this Helps!

 

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I also use 'URL' of the 'Work item' i created in Azure DevOps.

And this is the output that I got

 

https://office.visualstudio.com/_apis/wit/workItems/3451399

 

When I load the above link in browser, i got JSON date, instead of the HTML page for the work item I created.

 

 

Hi @scheu 

 

That is weird! I got the appropriate url that navigates me to the work item. Can you please post a screenshot of your flow so that we can see the configuration and better assist you?

Hey @scheu 

 

I got the issue here. My apologies that I did not have a look at it earlier. So I browsed the URL and to my surprise it returened huge JSON of everything on that particular work item that i did not want. 

 

So what I did is, I went to the work item in the Azure DevOps and copied that URL 

https://dev.azure.com/user10962/user1/_workitems/edit/6/

In my case it was this and here user10962 is the account name and the user1 is the project name. I used this url and got rid of the id '6' in this case and intialised a variable of type string after the create item and  then put that entire string upto edit/ and after the slash i chose the ID from the dynamic selector to get the ID. This would return the URL to go to the work item HTML page. 

 

Hope this Helps!

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Hi @scheu 

 

Did you get a chance to implement the solution that I suggested? Were you able to resolve?

 

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Hello,

         I have the same issue and couldnt quite understand the solution you proposed. Do you mind sharing some screenshots or expressions?

ToKleine
New Member

Hi there,

 

to answer the question, this is how I implemented the propsed solution. For me it works fine. Apologies for blocking out the rest of the link. Just use your own base-url from ADO and replace the ID at the end with the Dynamic Field "ID". Also sorry for German interface, but it should work the same.

image.pngLet me know if this solves your problem and consider marking it as solved.

ty!!

AP123
Employee
Employee

Im sorry, The above solution in Description will not hyperlink it isnt it?

ToKleine
New Member

Hi @AP123 ,

for the hyperlink appears and directs me to Azure DevOps.

ok Thanks

Hi @yashag2255 , 

 

I just tried your solution but the flow is not letting me to use the operation "Initialize variable" as it says the following message:

 

Bala_Ji_0-1632207918977.png

 

Not sure what's causing the above issue.

What I am trying to achieve out my flow is, I want to attach the newly created work item URL to the reply email that I set in my flow. but when I use the "URL" from  Create a work item, it results only the JSON. Please see below screenshots:

 

Bala_Ji_2-1632208428475.png

 

Reply email triggered by flow:

 

Bala_Ji_6-1632209148969.png

 

Result after I click the URL:

Bala_Ji_5-1632209094189.png

 

 

any solution to achieve my idea would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

osazip
Employee
Employee

Had a similar problem, and might be just internal folks or the way that the server is setup.  The URL field will take you to a JSON output. To get around it, as some of the replies referenced is to use the "Id" of the ADO Work item it created in the previous step, not the URL.

In your message/action where you want to supply the URL, manually enter the correct URL, and just append the "ID" after the last /

e.g.: 

osazip_0-1637915237441.png

So the resulting item in the message would be https://dev.azure.com/{ADO Site}/_workitems/edit/593

 

You can get the full, correct URL by visiting a work item that's already been created and copy that.

If you don't see "Id" in the dynamic fields, try searching for it, it should be in there if the action step was [Azure DevOps] "Create Work Item"

 

More info about initializing the variables (they should be at the top) here 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDRzgl9JysU&t=3s

Anonymous
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Thank you this solved my issue!

David_MA
Super User
Super User

I don't think this post has been solved yet. I am having the same issue, as it does not seem that the Azure DevOps create a work item produces a dynamic field with the link like the SharePoint actions do. This is how I had to format the URL to make it work for me:

<a href="https://tenantname.visualstudio.com/Region%20NA/_boards/board/t/Collaboration%20-%20NA/Epics/?workitem=@{outputs('Create_a_work_item')?['body/id']}">open Epic</a></li>

Basically, I opened the item that was created, grabbed the URL to it and replaced the number at the end with the Id of the item that was created. But there has to be something better than that.

Thanks - the above worked for me. I entered your value on the Initialise Var for the URL and then I called it on an email send later! 

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