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Copy Paste actions between Flows not working

When I try to copy an action between two flows the recipient doesn't recognize there being anything in My clipboard while the source Flow does.

 

I've confirm that the issue in Chrome and Edge and other people in my organization are having the same problem.

 

Is there a way to fix copy/paste between Flows?

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@askldjf 

 

I have seen this problem in the past and it was a caching problem(try clearing your browser Cache) and one thing I follow as a best practice is keep both the tabs in the same window.

 

Tab 1-

 

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Tab 2 -> Click on Add an action and 'My Clipboard'

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I think this feature is only available within the flow and not outside the flow.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/april19/microsoft-flow/copy-pas...

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@askldjf 

 

I have seen this problem in the past and it was a caching problem(try clearing your browser Cache) and one thing I follow as a best practice is keep both the tabs in the same window.

 

Tab 1-

 

CFernandes_1-1599842035825.png

 

 

 

Tab 2 -> Click on Add an action and 'My Clipboard'

CFernandes_0-1599841977135.png

 

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@PrasadAthalye Please give my suggestion a try, I have been using it for quiet sometime 🙂

 

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I did. It did not work though... Even Cleared Cache....

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@PrasadAthalye  @askldjf  Hmm the feature is in Preview, so may be it is  inconsistent. 

 

Another idea (Can you check if you copy paste the action in Notepad)

 

You can access the “code” snippet of an action by opening Notepad and pressing CTRL+V, after you have copied it to a clipboard, then click on “My clipboard” and press CTRL+V and watch as your “code” snippet gets automatically converted to step you can use in any of your flows.

 

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-clipboard-in-flow-designer-and-three-new-user-expe... 

 

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 Tried all these tricks actually.. None worked...

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Partial solution.  Clearing the cache worked in Chrome, but not Edge.

@askldjf Yes I also use Chrome.... Have a wonderful weekend..

@CFernandes  @askldjf  -  Chrome seems to be working fine with 2 different windows.

IE edge failed for me.  

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go figure, right? Kind of sad that a Microsoft platform would run better on Chrome than on Edge.

User Voice can be submitted for this. 

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@PrasadAthalye Sounds like a plan..

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