Ability to link features/requirements to existing VSO work items

Current VSO/TFS integration only allow to submit a feature/requirement from Aha! to TFS/VSO
An option to link a feature/requirement with an existing TFS/VSO work item would be helpful

  • Joris van Doorn
  • Nov 4 2015
  • Shipped
Release time frame
  • Feb 26, 2018

    Admin Response

    We have launched enhanced VSTS and TFS integrations. These integrations will allow you to link Aha! records to existing VSTS and TFS work items along with several other new capabilities including the ability to:

    • Set record mappings for Aha! initiatives, releases, master features, features, and requirements and link them to nearly any corresponding record type
    • Map default or custom fields in Aha! to any “like” field and specify which direction the updates should flow (e.g. from Aha! or from VSTS/TFS)
    • Automatically send outgoing changes from Aha! or choose to review and approve them
    • Import records directly from VSTS and TFS to make getting started in Aha! easy
    Check out the blog post for more details.
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  • Roger Bergs commented
    January 29, 2016 11:43

    Agree! I am currently starting to use Aha in combination with an already existing VSO environment, so not being able to do this means that I will miss a lot of VSO things in Aha for the first months...

  • Geert van Gorp commented
    March 18, 2016 11:55

    Agree, now I need to add new TFS items from Aha, and copy-paste-delete the existing items in TFS. This takes me much time!

  • Carsten Marx commented
    April 22, 2016 15:24

    I really need this!!!!

    I can not delete the existing functions in tfs. 

  • George Thomann commented
    June 03, 2016 15:42

    This would be unbelievably helpful.

  • Fabian Henzler commented
    August 08, 2016 19:35

    Need this urgently :(

  • Brandon B commented
    November 03, 2016 21:50

    Yes such a key need!!!

  • Justin Ploegert commented
    November 17, 2016 16:41

    It also would be of benefit if you have an already linked feature, and if the user adds a new PBI under that linked feature, if that PBI would get created in Aha! If you had this, our whole org would love to use aha...without, it limits our ability to consume.

  • Sarah Spaulding commented
    November 29, 2016 23:33

    Agreed! It would be even better if we could push from VSTS back to Aha. Our POs use Aha for planning and our dev/QA team uses VSTS for tracking. They create new bugs in VSTS, which I then have to manually copy into Aha and we lose the updating capabilities that tickets that originated in Aha have. PLEASE!

  • Max Cascone commented
    December 09, 2016 17:13

    Agree, this functionality exists in the JIRA integration. We have a big backlog in VSTS that would be great to import directly into Aha!

  • JP Gaconnier commented
    December 21, 2016 17:30

    seriously we cannot delete all the backlog from TFS - and we can't import all the history of data in the TFS PBI's

  • Chris Walton commented
    December 21, 2016 17:41

    Agree.  We need this ability.

  • Christina Klopp commented
    December 21, 2016 17:43

    here here!

  • Bill Rattner commented
    December 21, 2016 17:44

    We absolutely need this!

  • Igor Naroditsky commented
    December 21, 2016 17:48

    Neutral - we use SVN

  • Gary White commented
    December 21, 2016 18:20

    I agree we would benefit from this feature.

  • Gustavo Sapiurka commented
    December 21, 2016 19:37


  • Cheryl Shore commented
    December 21, 2016 21:08


  • Carsten Marx commented
    July 03, 2017 14:13

    Is there any workaround/hint to link a existing function from TFS to a new feature in Aha!....?


    And is there a chence to move this idea into the state "Planned"???

  • Guest commented
    August 23, 2017 20:57

    Totally agree. Aha is nearly unusable fro me without this feature. 

  • Jolyon Direnko-Smith commented
    October 04, 2017 19:45

    The absence of this capability could be a deal breaker for the adoption of Aha! in an environment with established, extensive backlogs in large numbers of TFS teams.

  • Yonatan Orpeli commented
    February 08, 2018 11:32

    This is a MUST HAVE feature. can't believe it's not in Aha! already

  • Brendan Schmidt commented
    February 23, 2018 19:11

    This would be extremely helpful. Integrating a new Aha system with VSTS is almost impossible without the ability to link to existing VSTS items.

  • Pieter van Aarde commented
    March 05, 2018 05:04

    YES!!!! Awesome!!! Thanks, this will make a world of difference.