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Get Azure DevOps Sprint Capacity Using API and PostMan

Sibeesh Venu

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Obviously, you can do many things in Azure DevOps, but there may be some cases where you may need to do something special to get what you wanted. Here, I wanted to know my Sprint capacity programmatically as I need to find the average sprint capacity and the area where my team is spending time, whether it is Development or Testing, etc. Unfortunately, there is no option to see that in the Azure DevOps, but luckily there are APIs we can get this information. Here, in this post, we will see how we can get that, let’s get started.

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Get the PAT (Personal Access Token)

To connect to our DevOps using an API, we should authenticate and to do that, we need to create a PAT aka Personal Access Token. Goto your Azure DevOps and click on the User Settings button, and then Personal access tokens.

Personal access tokens

Click on the +New Token button and fill all the required fields in the next screen. Once it is done, click on Create button, this will generate a token for you. Please remember that you need to copy this token before you leave the page or reload, as this is not saved anywhere.

Setup PostMan

I usually create a collection in PostMan before I do any related calls. You can create a collection by clicking the + icon in the collection section. Once it is created, click on the Authorization tab and change the type to Basic Auth, past the token you copied from Azure DevOps in the password field. Please remember that you should leave the Username field blank.

Setup PostMan using Azure DevOps Token

Call the Azure DevOps APIs

As we have successfully set up our PostMan, now we are ready to execute the APIs.

Get Iterations

Create a GET request under the collection we have created using this format to get the Iterations as we will use…

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Sibeesh Venu

An engineer by profession and writer by passion. Author at Sibeesh Passion, Microsoft MVP (2016–2022). Software Engineer @ Microsoft