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msnodgrass
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Approval Email Markdown began not working for only MS Outlook Client

Hello,

I am experiencing inconsistency with table markdown rendering within the actionable message for approvals in my flow.

 

In the Outlook client it looks like its treating the first table pipe of each line as a bullet and then displays all the remaining markdown to the recipient as seen below.

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However, this same message renders as expected in both Outlook for the web.

msnodgrass_3-1640899022356.png

 

And via Teams.

msnodgrass_4-1640899082169.png

 

 

Roughly this time last week emails from this same flow were rendering as expected via Outlook client. Has anyone else experienced this, or similar issues?

 

This is my Outlook client version.

msnodgrass_5-1640899417800.png

 

Here is my approval action and raw markdown below that.

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OUTPUT_1 has requested a Travel Card for their newly hired employee. Please see details below.
| Employee | Level | Limit |
| :---------- | :----- | :---- |
| OUTPUT_2 | OUTPUT_3 | $5,000 |
This Approval would have been sent to: OUTPUT_4

 

I appreciate any insight into this one.

 

Thanks! 

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v-bofeng-msft
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Hi @msnodgrass :

The Outlook client supports the table format, please try again according to the recommended format in the document

| Heading 1 | Heading 2 | Heading 3 |  
|-----------|:-----------:|-----------:|  
| Cell A1 | Cell A2 | Cell A3 |  
| Cell B1 | Cell B2 | Cell B3 |

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/approvals-markdown-support#tables

Please try:

| Employee | Level | Limit |
|-----------|:-----------:|-----------:|
| OUTPUT_2 | OUTPUT_3 | $5,000 |

vbofengmsft_0-1641353828732.png

 

Best Regards,

Bof

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v-bofeng-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @msnodgrass :

The Outlook client supports the table format, please try again according to the recommended format in the document

| Heading 1 | Heading 2 | Heading 3 |  
|-----------|:-----------:|-----------:|  
| Cell A1 | Cell A2 | Cell A3 |  
| Cell B1 | Cell B2 | Cell B3 |

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/approvals-markdown-support#tables

Please try:

| Employee | Level | Limit |
|-----------|:-----------:|-----------:|
| OUTPUT_2 | OUTPUT_3 | $5,000 |

vbofengmsft_0-1641353828732.png

 

Best Regards,

Bof

msnodgrass
New Member

Hi @v-bofeng-msft ,

Thank you, your example exposed the errors I had in formatting and I was able to produce an email that rendered the table. So it looks like the Header and Table Rows need 1 space of padding around each value, but the column formatting line should not have any space before or after the "-" or "+" characters. Is that correct.

 

Thanks!

Mike

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