Today when writing release notes for my customers latest release I bumped into an issue. I have a query that returns all item in the current Iteration Path with their release notes. The release notes are written in Microsoft Word so I thought that if I could just get the query into Excel it would be an easy “Copy and Past” operation into word.
Fortunately Azure DevOps have just this feature. You simply go to queries, click the three dots negt to the query and select Open in Excel
My query looks like this:
In order to use Open in Excel you first need to install Azure DevOps Office® Integration 2019. After authenticating to Azure DevOps I got an error message… interresting
Turns out the setting @CurrentIteration does not work in Excel… You have to set it to the actual iteration path in order for the Excel Addin to work.
Good to go 🙂