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Introduction

You can synchronize Azure DevOps work items with other work management systems, supported by Exalate.

Exalate for Azure DevOps converts issue tracker-based information into a common issue format, and the other way around.

You can exchange the following data between Azure DevOps and any other supported platform:

  • work item type ↔ issue type
  • title ↔ summary
  • description ↔ description
  • priority ↔ priority
  • state ↔ status
  • comments ↔ comments
  • attachments ↔ attachments
  • created by ↔ assignee
  • custom fields ↔ custom fields
  • area path ↔ string value 


Configuring Exalate for Azure DevOps

Exalate for Azure DevOps is deployed on a separate server, either on one of our hosts or on your own server.

For more details about information security—check out our Security And Architecture White-paper.

To set up Exalate:

1. Install Exalate.

There are two ways to install Exalate for Azure DevOps: through the marketplace, or on your own server.

You need to have a valid Exalate license on both work management systems to sync data.


Check out these guides on how to install Exalate:

2. Verify Exalate.

After installing Exalate you need to set it up for the first time.

Check out how to verify Exalate in Verify Exalate for Azure DevOps.

3. Set up a connection.

Exalate can sync data after a connection between two instances is established. You can sync your data between various work management systems.

Exalate for Azure DevOps supports two types of connections: in Visual mode and in Script mode.

Visual mode is easier to set up, without using extensive scripts. For more complex and advanced cases, we recommend using the Script mode.

Visual mode connections

If you want to create a connection in Visual mode, check out Set up a Visual mode connection in Exalate for Azure DevOps.

Script mode connections

To create a connection in Script mode, check out Set up a Script mode connection in Exalate for Azure DevOps.

Check out common Exalate use cases in this section:

Use cases


4. Synchronize work items.

To start the synchronization for Azure DevOps, you need to configure a trigger. It helps to synchronize work items according to the specified search query. 

Read about starting sync in Start sync in Exalate for Azure DevOps.


Configure the synchronization behavior of your use case with the help of configuration guides.