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Using WIQL to Filter Work Items

Available on the following plans:

  • Business

  • Professional

  • Enterprise

WIQL, or Work Item Query Language, is a powerful and flexible way to search for your work items in Azure DevOps and can also help you filter important work items directly into your roadmap.

When to use WIQL

When setting up your Azure DevOps integration in Roadmunk, there are two ways to filter down which work items from a project should be pulled into your roadmap.


Basic mode allows you to filter work items by Type (Bug, Epic, Feature, etc) and by State (Active, Closed, Removed, etc) by simply multi-selecting the appropriate values. If you need to use other fields as criteria, then you’ll need to use WIQL.



WIQL mode allows you to specify the WIQL query that Roadmunk should use to filter incoming work items from your Azure DevOps project. 

Configuring Roadmunk to use WIQL


  1. Select the Azure DevOps Project you want to bring into Roadmunk from the Project dropdown. 

  2. Toggle the Configuration Mode from Basic to WIQL

  3. Input your query in the Custom WIQL text field. 

  4. Click the Validate button to ensure that your query is correct.

  5. If "Everything looks good!" then press Next.

Troubleshooting Tips

The most common causes of errors in Custom WIQL include:

An Invalid Query

This could be anything from a typo to trying to access a field or value by the wrong name. 

Your Query Specifies "Order By" Clause

An "ORDER BY" clause is not required or supported for the query and will result in an error message due to how Roadmunk constructs the query in our back-end. 

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