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Approval Flow problems - How to send a folder

I am trying to build a flow that either:

1.  Starts from SharePoint - When the flow is started on a specific folder in a document library it sends the FOLDER via email link for approval - once approved notifies someone via email then moves the folder from the Base folder it was in to another base folder.

OR

2.  Starts from OneDrive - When the flow is started on a specific folder in a document library it sends the FOLDER via email link for approval - once approved notifies someone via email then moves the folder from the Base folder it was in to another base folder.

 

Problems I'm having

1.  I can't figure out how to send a folder - I only seem to be able to send a file.  If sending a folder is not an option I can work around by just sending a file.

2.  When I use SharePoint to start this - the link that is in the email is not clickable - it looks like a hyperlink but it isn't really - I have read and see i'm suppose to "Create sharing link for a file or folder" before doing the approval step.  However I can't then figure out what to put for  Libary name and Item ID as there is no dynamic content?

3.  When I tried with One drive - I have it working completely with JUST a file.....I really wanted the whole folder though.....and now I realize I don't want it automatic I need it to be manually started....and I can't figure out what to change to do that piece?

 

Thanks in advance.

Shelly

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Re: Approval Flow problems - How to send a folder

Hi @slatkinson ,

 

Could you please share a screenshot of the configuration of your flow?

If you want the flow to be  manually started, you could create the flow with trigger "Manually trigger a flow".

Do you know the link of the folder that you want to send?

If you want to manually trigger the flow, you need to know the folder link to send it in the email, and you could take a try with type below:

<A HREF="TheSharedLinkhere">CustomTexthere</A>

 

As is refered in the link below:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/How-to-insert-a-quot-Clck-Here-quot-in-an-email/t...

 

Best regards,

Alice       

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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slatkinson
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Re: Approval Flow problems - How to send a folder

Alice:  Thank you so much for your reply.  I have been able to figure this out on my own, but I appreciate your willingness to help.  Sincerely,

Shelly

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Re: Approval Flow problems - How to send a folder

Hi @slatkinson ,

 

Could you please share a screenshot of the configuration of your flow?

If you want the flow to be  manually started, you could create the flow with trigger "Manually trigger a flow".

Do you know the link of the folder that you want to send?

If you want to manually trigger the flow, you need to know the folder link to send it in the email, and you could take a try with type below:

<A HREF="TheSharedLinkhere">CustomTexthere</A>

 

As is refered in the link below:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/How-to-insert-a-quot-Clck-Here-quot-in-an-email/t...

 

Best regards,

Alice       

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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slatkinson
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Re: Approval Flow problems - How to send a folder

Alice:  Thank you so much for your reply.  I have been able to figure this out on my own, but I appreciate your willingness to help.  Sincerely,

Shelly

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