How to Sync Tasks to ServiceNow incidents Automatically with 2-Way Updates

How to Sync Tasks to ServiceNow incidents Automatically with 2-Way Updates

Tracking task progress between ServiceNow and a task management tool such as isn’t easy. This is especially true if your team in monday isn’t familiar with the inner workings of ServiceNow. The leader in IT Service Management and Operations is fantastic for incident and ticket management, but integrations with other apps aren’t as intuitive. So your options for connecting may come down to Integration Hub or Unito.

But if you aren’t versed in Groovy or Java (and frankly, even if you are) it can be daunting to approach integrations from scratch. So what does it take to do away with scripting, code maintenance, and configuring new fields and enjoy a code-free integration from ServiceNow to Unito. This article will show you how to integrate your boards with ServiceNow without a single line of code.

By the end, you’ll be able to quickly turn items (tasks) into ServiceNow incidents with automated real-time updates (mirrored changes) between tools in either direction. 

 Learn more about Unito’s ServiceNow integration.

In this article:

Before you connect ServiceNow to

You’ll need to add the Unito app for before you can proceed.

Click here for instructions on how to add Unito to

Add Unito to your workspace

Click here if you need additional help adding Unito to your board from the marketplace.

  1. Login to your account
  2. Then, select Board Power-Ups > Apps Marketplace
  3. Type Unito in the search field
  4. Click on the Unito app, then Add to your account
  5. Now, hit Install, verify your workspace and board and Add Feature
  6. Authorize then Authorize again (the first button authorizes in Unito, while the second authorizes Unito in
  7. Click Got it.

Here’s a guide on how to add Unito to your monday projects if you need more assistance.

Click here for instructions on how to connect ServiceNow to Unito

To connect ServiceNow to Unito, you’ll only need three things:

  1. Your ServiceNow username.
  2. Your ServiceNow password.
  3. Your ServiceNow Domain URL.  If you’re not sure how to get this, ask your administrator.
A screenshot of the OAuth screen before connecting ServiceNow to Unito

Here’s more information about managing your ServiceNow account details.

Before you can connect to Unito with a new ServiceNow user, you’ll need to disable the Password reset flag. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your ServiceNow instance as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to the User Administration > Users section.
  3. Locate the user account that you’ll be using for the Unito integration.
  4. On the user record, set Password needs reset to false.
  5. Save the changes.

This guide will highlight a specific ServiceNow integration use case with two primary goals:

  • Enable a team in (product, marketing, customer support, etc.) to create tasks in that automatically become incidents in ServiceNow based on specific criteria in Unito.
  • Set up a two-way sync between those incidents and tasks. Then, as our dev team works on the assigned incidents, the team in can see live updates.

Step 1: Connect and ServiceNow to Unito

  1. Now you can either go to the Unito App and click +Create Flow or;
    • continue from your workspace once you’ve added the app.
  2. Click Start Here to connect your tools.
  3. Select +Add a tool to this flow and choose your apps. Then click +Choose account to specify the account you want to use.
  4. Pick a board and ServiceNow spreadsheet.
Manually created tasks or incidents in the source tool will be automatically created by Unito.

Click Confirm.

Step 2. Choose a flow direction for creating tasks and/or incidents

Flow direction determines where your manually created tasks or incidents will be automatically created by Unito.

You can either set a one-way or a two-way flow direction. In a one-way flow, there is a source and destination tool.

Select Confirm when you’ve chosen a flow direction.

Step 3. Filter out unrelated tasks from syncing between and ServiceNow

This is where you can set up conditions to filter out monday items that you don’t want to appear in your spreadsheet. If you don’t set any rules, then all items in your chosen board will appear in ServiceNow. If that’s what you want, simply hit confirm and proceed.

Add a new rule to begin setting up your rules. There can be some variability here, depending on your particular setup.

Rules can filter data using several fields in, though we recommend choosing status or priority.

You can learn more about setting up rules here.

While rules are intended to set triggers for when data should be synced, field mappings determine what information is synced between your tools.

The table of field mappings represents the details of your ServiceNow incidents and tasks and how they relate to each other. Text, single-select, priority, assignees, and attachments are all examples of fields you can map with Unito.

  • Click + Add mapping to add a pair of fields to be synced.
  • Select a field for each tool, and find the appropriate field to map.

Selecting the gear icon beside a field will allow you to customize the values or statuses within those fields to further customize your flow.

In this example, when a task is marked as done, the synced ServiceNow incident will be considered Closed. It will only become Resolved if someone manually chooses that option in ServiceNow. If they do, then the synced task will be set to Done.

In the example above, our flow has synced status to our ServiceNow incident’s state.

What are field mappings?

Step 5: Launch your ServiceNow integration

And that’s it! You’ve just built a flow between and Microsoft ServiceNow. Congratulations!

If you followed the steps above, your flow will now:

  • Automatically create new ServiceNow rows based on specific items
  • Keep your spreadsheet and board updated in real-time.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know.

What’s next after a 2-way integration?

If you’re interested in seeing what else you can do with Unito, here are some articles to help you power up your workflows:

Why sync to ServiceNow with Unito? is one of the top project management tools on the market with a wide range of collaboration use cases. But when it comes to optimizing ITSM processes or customer ticket escalation workflows, ServiceNow is often the go-to platform. But combining those tools is a major challenge without integration experts on your team (or on your payroll).

Unito eliminates the need for manual data entry or coded scripts to keep and ServiceNow aligned. Forget about Java or Groovy scripting sessions. Unito’s intuitive interface makes it easy for anyone to streamline your workflows without needing a single line of code.

A two-way integration with Unito lets you determine how new incidents or change requests are created in ServiceNow, as well as how those records stay updated as work progresses in That means, beyond automating ticket, record, task, or incident creation, you can also keep individual records updated in real-time – or not – based on your specific workflow needs.

What else can I do with a ServiceNow integration with Unito?

Integrating ServiceNow and can help teams that aren’t familiar with ServiceNow collaborate more effectively with a development team.

It can save loads of time for engineers or project managers by eliminating the need to switch back and forth between ServiceNow and You could triage development requests, project status, code bugs, feature requests and more.

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