Azure DevOps Boards steps

Flow Designer has a number of built-in steps to help you integrate Azure DevOps Boards into your event management and incident response flows.

The following steps are available:

  • Create Work Item : automatically create a new issue in Azure Boards, populating it with information from the alert or any previous steps in the flow.
  • Update Work Item: automatically update an issue as information about the problem or alert changes.
  • Add Comment: add a comment to an existing issue in Azure Boards.

In the example above, when a new work item is created in Azure Boards, its information is passed into to the Create Alert step. When the alert is modified, it returns information to Azure Boards via the Update Work Item step. The updated information is posted to a Slack channel, and the Work item is updated with a comment that includes the Slack channel name.

Create Work Item

Use the Create Work Item step to automatically create a new work item in Azure Boards, using the inputs to fill in the fields of the work item. Map outputs from previous steps to the inputs; at runtime, the values in the inputs are used to fill in the work item.

Update Work Item

Use the Update Work Item step to automatically update an existing work item in Azure Boards. Map outputs from previous steps to the inputs; at runtime, the values in the inputs are used to determine the work item to update.

Add Comment

Use the Add Comment step to add a comment to an existing work item in Azure Boards. Map outputs from previous steps to the inputs; at runtime, the values in the inputs are used to determine the issue to comment on, and the content of the comment.