cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
gwsmith
Frequent Visitor

Change order of inputs on Manually Trigger a Flow

Is it possible to change the order of inputs in Manually Trigger a Flow?  When editing the flow, they seem to appear in the order they were created.  When I run the flow, they seem to display in a random order.

 

Editing the Flow:

 
 

Editing the FlowEditing the Flow

 

Running the Flow:

 

Running the FlowRunning the Flow

 

Neither of these is the order I would like them to be.  My only option to reorder them while editing is to delete them all and recreate in the order I want (then probably fix every use of them within the flow), but that ultimately won't help me if they display randomly anyway when the flow is run.

16 REPLIES 16
rocamp
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @gwsmith ,

 

I have not seen this issue reproduce in my time using the manual trigger. I tried to do this again with similar inputs to the ones you have, and mine are showing in the order they are while editing the Flow. Can you select the 3 dots next to the trigger name and select peek code and display the output here?

Hi, has anyone resolved this issue? 

 

I am experiencing the same thing, and regardless of the order I created the inputs, the questions are still asked randomly 

Anonymous
Not applicable

@rocamp did you actually read the question? The behaviour you mention is the problem. The issue is that the inputs always appear in the order they were created, and sometimes that's not the order I want them to appear in. The only solution, then, is to delete all the inputs and carefully recreate them in the correct order - which you can't do if you actually use those values in your flow. Which means I have to go through and carefully delete all the places it's used, or replace them with a variable, before I can do something as simple as change the order of inputs.

@gwsmith I don't think the ability to do this exists; it has been posted to PA Ideas, and you can vote for it and track it there.

wobyn
Frequent Visitor
milosz_p
Advocate I
Advocate I
Axal
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

Thanks for the workaround. It was brilliant.

Although I do agree this is simple thing Microsoft should handle first. Even the workaround still weird as it is not changing in UI editor but it did changed when Test and run (as previously mentioned)

 

Thanks again

Hey can you tell me what the workaround is? When I try to access the link, it is saying that "Access Denied"

 

1. We need to export our flow solution as ZIP package, and extract it's contents

2. Next step we will need to find our flow definition in json format. In my case it's path: 'Microsoft.Flow' --> 'flows' --> 'folder with flow ID' --> 'definition.json'

3. Open 'definition.json', apply pretty print in your favourite text editor (Shift+Alt+F) - I use Visual Studio Code

4. Find section where there are properties of trigger action of your flow, and change order of these properties

5. Save 'definition.json', copy modified file to original exported ZIP and replace it in the same path

6. In Power Automate, import your modified ZIP package (remember to choose update, not create new flow with that ZIP)

7. If import succeeded, test your flow, and you should have correct order of inputs in your action 🙂

Sorry to bump this, but I wanted to thank you for this solution.

Ludicrous Microsoft haven't been able to implement a proper fix themselves.

Wow am I ever surprised..................................NOT.

subsguts
Super User
Super User

It would be nice if the work around was actually posted.  The links do not work.  Thanks

milosz_p
Advocate I
Advocate I

Thanks for the link, makes sense. I wonder how many people will experience the standard "Import failure". Over years, I've only had it work successfully once.

smarzig
Frequent Visitor

How do I change the order of my cloud flows?

 If I have 10 flows, how can I set for x to run 1st and flow y to run 2nd?

I do not se a reorder option and drag/drop is not available.

smarzig
Frequent Visitor

Additionally, can I make a SINGLE flow import elements of an email and insert several rows into an MS List? ex:

  1. Receive Email 1 (delimited)
    1. element 1-5 into 1 new row
    2. elements 10-15 into 2nd new row
    3. elements 16- 20 into 3rd new row ....

Right now I am creating separate flows for each row I need to create in MS list and I wonder if there is a way to simplify it. 🤔

I figured it out. 1 wf for each data element/MS list row.

Helpful resources

Announcements

Celebrating the May Super User of the Month: Laurens Martens

  @LaurensM  is an exceptional contributor to the Power Platform Community. Super Users like Laurens inspire others through their example, encouragement, and active participation. We are excited to celebrated Laurens as our Super User of the Month for May 2024.   Consistent Engagement:  He consistently engages with the community by answering forum questions, sharing insights, and providing solutions. Laurens dedication helps other users find answers and overcome challenges.   Community Expertise: As a Super User, Laurens plays a crucial role in maintaining a knowledge sharing environment. Always ensuring a positive experience for everyone.   Leadership: He shares valuable insights on community growth, engagement, and future trends. Their contributions help shape the Power Platform Community.   Congratulations, Laurens Martens, for your outstanding work! Keep inspiring others and making a difference in the community!   Keep up the fantastic work!        

Check out the Copilot Studio Cookbook today!

We are excited to announce our new Copilot Cookbook Gallery in the Copilot Studio Community. We can't wait for you to share your expertise and your experience!    Join us for an amazing opportunity where you'll be one of the first to contribute to the Copilot Cookbook—your ultimate guide to mastering Microsoft Copilot. Whether you're seeking inspiration or grappling with a challenge while crafting apps, you probably already know that Copilot Cookbook is your reliable assistant, offering a wealth of tips and tricks at your fingertips--and we want you to add your expertise. What can you "cook" up?   Click this link to get started: https://aka.ms/CS_Copilot_Cookbook_Gallery   Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to be one of the first in the Community to share your app creation journey with Copilot. We'll be announcing a Cookbook Challenge very soon and want to make sure you one of the first "cooks" in the kitchen.   Don't miss your moment--start submitting in the Copilot Cookbook Gallery today!     Thank you,  Engagement Team

Announcing Power Apps Copilot Cookbook Gallery

We are excited to share that the all-new Copilot Cookbook Gallery for Power Apps is now available in the Power Apps Community, full of tips and tricks on how to best use Microsoft Copilot as you develop and create in Power Apps. The new Copilot Cookbook is your go-to resource when you need inspiration--or when you're stuck--and aren't sure how to best partner with Copilot while creating apps.   Whether you're looking for the best prompts or just want to know about responsible AI use, visit Copilot Cookbook for regular updates you can rely on--while also serving up some of your greatest tips and tricks for the Community. Check Out the new Copilot Cookbook for Power Apps today: Copilot Cookbook - Power Platform Community.  We can't wait to see what you "cook" up!    

Welcome to the Power Automate Community

You are now a part of a fast-growing vibrant group of peers and industry experts who are here to network, share knowledge, and even have a little fun.   Now that you are a member, you can enjoy the following resources:   Welcome to the Community   News & Announcements: The is your place to get all the latest news around community events and announcements. This is where we share with the community what is going on and how to participate.  Be sure to subscribe to this board and not miss an announcement.   Get Help with Power Automate Forums: If you're looking for support with any part of Power Automate, our forums are the place to go. From General Power Automate forums to Using Connectors, Building Flows and Using Flows.  You will find thousands of technical professionals, and Super Users with years of experience who are ready and eager to answer your questions. You now have the ability to post, reply and give "kudos" on the Power Automate community forums. Make sure you conduct a quick search before creating a new post because your question may have already been asked and answered. Galleries: The galleries are full of content and can assist you with information on creating a flow in our Webinars and Video Gallery, and the ability to share the flows you have created in the Power Automate Cookbook.  Stay connected with the Community Connections & How-To Videos from the Microsoft Community Team. Check out the awesome content being shared there today.   Power Automate Community Blog: Over the years, more than 700 Power Automate Community Blog articles have been written and published by our thriving community. Our community members have learned some excellent tips and have keen insights on the future of process automation. In the Power Automate Community Blog, you can read the latest Power Automate-related posts from our community blog authors around the world. Let us know if you'd like to become an author and contribute your own writing — everything Power Automate-related is welcome.   Community Support: Check out and learn more about Using the Community for tips & tricks. Let us know in the Community Feedback  board if you have any questions or comments about your community experience. Again, we are so excited to welcome you to the Microsoft Power Automate community family. Whether you are brand new to the world of process automation or you are a seasoned Power Automate veteran - our goal is to shape the community to be your 'go to' for support, networking, education, inspiration and encouragement as we enjoy this adventure together.     Power Automate Community Team

Hear what's next for the Power Up Program

Hear from Principal Program Manager, Dimpi Gandhi, to discover the latest enhancements to the Microsoft #PowerUpProgram, including a new accelerated video-based curriculum crafted with the expertise of Microsoft MVPs, Rory Neary and Charlie Phipps-Bennett. If you’d like to hear what’s coming next, click the link below to sign up today! https://aka.ms/PowerUp  

Tuesday Tip | How to Report Spam in Our Community

It's time for another TUESDAY TIPS, your weekly connection with the most insightful tips and tricks that empower both newcomers and veterans in the Power Platform Community! Every Tuesday, we bring you a curated selection of the finest advice, distilled from the resources and tools in the Community. Whether you’re a seasoned member or just getting started, Tuesday Tips are the perfect compass guiding you across the dynamic landscape of the Power Platform Community.   As our community family expands each week, we revisit our essential tools, tips, and tricks to ensure you’re well-versed in the community’s pulse. Keep an eye on the News & Announcements for your weekly Tuesday Tips—you never know what you may learn!   Today's Tip: How to Report Spam in Our Community We strive to maintain a professional and helpful community, and part of that effort involves keeping our platform free of spam. If you encounter a post that you believe is spam, please follow these steps to report it: Locate the Post: Find the post in question within the community.Kebab Menu: Click on the "Kebab" menu | 3 Dots, on the top right of the post.Report Inappropriate Content: Select "Report Inappropriate Content" from the menu.Submit Report: Fill out any necessary details on the form and submit your report.   Our community team will review the report and take appropriate action to ensure our community remains a valuable resource for everyone.   Thank you for helping us keep the community clean and useful!

Users online (5,278)