Import/export system with Azure DevOps

You can import to your ADO items (either Issues, User Stories, or Epics) and export to ADO your cards. Discover the whole flow in the following video (2'33''):

1. Import your ADO work items in

1.1 Export your work items from ADO

In ADO, you can export your work items in a CSV file. To do so:

  • In the left panel, go to Queries;
  • Then, click on New query;
  • Filter the work items you want to export;
  • In Column options, add the data you want to export in your work items;
  • Then, click on Export to CSV.

1.2 Import your ADO work items in

Before importing your ADO work items in, you need to adjust card statuses to include ADO's ones. To do so:

  • Click on the button in the tab to open the draft menu;
  • Click on Edit cards' statuses;
  • Then, adjust statuses (JSON format).

Once you've adjusted the cards' statuses on a given draft, you can import the CSV file into Draft. To do so:

  • Click on Media in the toolbar;
  • Click on Upload files(You can also drag & drop your CSV file directly in a draft to import it);
  • Then, select the CSV file you want to import;
  • Check the mapping between the cards' fields and your CSV file's column, and click on Import.

All your ADO work items will appear on as a column of cards.

2. Edit additional data

The data that don't appear directly on the card can be seen and edited from a specific panel. To open this panel:

  • Right-click on a card;
  • Click on Edit card additional data.

3. Import your cards in ADO

3.1 Export your cards for ADO

In, to export your cards for ADO:

  • Select the cards you want to export;
  • Right-click on the selection;
  • Click on Export and then on Export to CSV;
  • Select Azure DevOps as Export type and click on Export.

Note that the id and the type of a new ADO card cannot be set in It has to be set afterward in ADO.

3.2 Import your cards in ADO

In ADO, to import your cards:

  • In the left panel, go to Work items;
  • Click on Import Work Items;
  • Select the CSV file you want to import and import the file;
  • Check the modifications that have been done and save them in ADO.

Note that it will overwrite existing data.