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Create a news post when a list item is created

Is there a flow when a new list item is created it creates a news post with the info from that list item?

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Automaton1
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Hi @Expiscornovus 

 

Your solution works!! Thank you so much.

 

I've tried to insert the banner image using the following:

{

"LayoutWebpartsContent":"[{\"id\":\"cbe7b0a9-3504-44dd-a3a3-0e5cacd07788\",\"instanceId\":\"cbe7b0a9-3504-44dd-a3a3-0e5cacd07788\",\"title\":\"\\n      Title area\\n    \",\"description\":\"\\n      Title area description\\n    \",\"audiences\":[],\"serverProcessedContent\":{\"htmlStrings\":{},\"searchablePlainTexts\":{},\"imageSources\":{\"imageSource\":\"\"},\"links\":{},\"customMetadata\":{\"imageSource\":{}}},\"dataVersion\":\"1.4\",\"properties\":{\"imageSourceType\":2,\"title\":\"Test\",\"textAlignment\":\"Left\",\"showPublishDate\":true,\"authors\":[{\"id\":\"\",\"upn\":\"\",\"email\":\"\",\"name\":\"\",\"role\":\"\"}],\"showTopicHeader\":false,\"authorByline\":[\"\"],\"layoutType\":\"CutInShape\",\"titlePlaceholder\":\"Name your news post\",\"topicHeader\":\"\"},\"reservedHeight\":356}]","CanvasContent1":"[{\"controlType\":4,\"id\":\"1212fc8d-dd6b-408a-8d5d-9f1cc787efbb\",\"position\":{\"controlIndex\":2,\"sectionIndex\":1,\"sectionFactor\":12,\"zoneIndex\":1,\"layoutIndex\":1},\"addedFromPersistedData\":true,\"innerHTML\":\"@{triggerOutputs()?['body/Description']} <p>Congrats, @{triggerOutputs()?['body/NominatedEmployee/DisplayName']}!!</p> @{triggerOutputs()?['body/Author/DisplayName']} has just nominated you for having these values: @{variables('SCCValues')}. <br> Here is their message: @{triggerOutputs()?['body/Reasons']}.<br>\",\"emphasis\":{}},{\"controlType\":0,\"pageSettingsSlice\":{\"isDefaultDescription\":true,\"isDefaultThumbnail\":true}}]","AuthorByline": [],"TopicHeader": "","BannerImageUrl":"https://company.sharepoint.com/sites/TestCommunicationSite/Images1/award.png","Title":"@{triggerOutputs()?['body/Title']} Congrats @{triggerOutputs()?['body/NominatedEmployee/DisplayName']}!!"}

 

On the main site, it shows up fine however not on the page itself.

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Once I click on 'Page details', its showing the banner photo on the top-right.

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When I click on 'Edit' to enter the edit mode on the page and click on 'page details', it shows the default banner image.

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Any advises would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks

Anonymous
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Hi @Expiscornovus and @Anonymous,

i would like to follow your instructions as a total noob and beginner in Power Automate. i have problems with the beginning of the third HTTP Request using the right URI. Have you made or created something beforehand that is pretty obvious? Flowreader asks me to correct for valid reference. Can u help me out here?

I have gotten closer. Mine post but only show the image when I click on the news post. The thumbnail doesn't show until I click on the post again, click edit and then immediately update the post without changing anything. Then the image and thumbnail show up correctly. 

 

\"imageSources\":{\"imageSource\":\"/sites/PC/SiteAssets/SitePages/Test-Title/88339-Expired-stamp-PSD---PSDstamps.png\"}

 

{
	"LayoutWebpartsContent": "[{\"id\":\"cbe7b0a9-3504-44dd-a3a3-0e5cacd07788\",\"instanceId\":\"cbe7b0a9-3504-44dd-a3a3-0e5cacd07788\",\"title\":\"\\n      Title area\\n    \",\"description\":\"\\n      Title area description\\n    \",\"audiences\":[],\"serverProcessedContent\":{\"htmlStrings\":{},\"searchablePlainTexts\":{},\"imageSources\":{\"imageSource\":\"/sites/PC/SiteAssets/SitePages/Test-Title/88339-Expired-stamp-PSD---PSDstamps.png\"},\"links\":{},\"customMetadata\":{\"imageSource\":{}}},\"dataVersion\":\"1.4\",\"properties\":{\"imageSourceType\":2,\"title\":\"Expired Forms\",\"textAlignment\":\"Left\",\"showPublishDate\":true,\"authors\":[{\"id\":\"\",\"upn\":\"\",\"email\":\"yourauthor@domain.com\",\"\":\"\",\"role\":\"\"}],\"showTopicHeader\":false,\"authorByline\":[\"\"],\"layoutType\":\"CutInShape\",\"titlePlaceholder\":\"Expired Forms\",\"topicHeader\":\"\"},\"reservedHeight\":356}]",
	"CanvasContent1": "[{\"controlType\":4,\"id\":\"1212fc8d-dd6b-408a-8d5d-9f1cc787efbb\",\"position\":{\"controlIndex\":2,\"sectionIndex\":1,\"sectionFactor\":12,\"zoneIndex\":1,\"layoutIndex\":1},\"addedFromPersistedData\":true,\"innerHTML\":\"<b>The following documents are no longer active.</b><br><br>@{outputs('Compose_Table_to_String')}\",\"emphasis\":{},\"zoneGroupMetadata\":{\"type\":0}}]",
	"Title": "Forms Expired on @{body('Convert_time_zone')}"
}

 

@Expiscornovus Thanks for all of this Dennis. Have been able to publish a News Post after inputting a new Sharepoint item!

 

Not a coder though. I will simply have 5 different data entries in the sharepoint item (location, type of building, ate when the project starts, the client, ...)

 

I would want to write the copy and add that available dynamic content. 

 

Which code do I need to add so that I can type the standard message and add the dynamic content in in between the 'Body'? 

 

Alvast bedankt. No problem if there is a guide you can direct me to...also that will help. 

Hello Atolson, Were you able to resolved this? If yes, can you please guide me as well on this?

Hi Fatimah,

I'm having a similar issue trying to copy the description field which is quite long. I guess is connected with the sharepoint webpart. Power automate goes in timeout and the created page is empty.

Have you managed to find a solution for this?

Thank you in advance, Pas

unicorn_friend
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This question is a few years old, has a new (and hopefully) improved way been developed? I've tried to recreate this solution but keep getting errors. I am quite novice at SharePoint so I'm sure it's me...

I have not had the need to look at this topic for quite a long time, but I wonder if the new Sharepoint functions in the GraphAPI will make the flow for creating a page easier. The beta version of GraphAPI now has create page as an option.  https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/api/sitepage-create?view=graph-rest-beta&WT.mc_id=email&shar... 

 

Other than that, I don't think I can be of any help on this topic anymore.  Best of luck.

Hi guys, everything works well. But I have Problems to insert a hyperlink or a table. If I just insert <p>This is a test</p> within the innerHTML, everything is perfect. But if I try to insert a table or a hyperlink, the workflow have a time out everytime. Can someone help?

uriComponentToString(replace(uriComponent(variables('ExpiredFormsTable')), '%0A', ''))

 

You need to clean things up with the uriComponentToString function.

 

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Hi Folks, 

 

Revisiting this solution in 2023. I am using it almost successfully. I keep getting a 502 bad gateway error whenever I try to save the post as a draft. The first two calls to create && then checkout the article work fine.

 

I have two string variables that I am passing in as the title and body

Here is my body:

 

{
    "LayoutWebpartsContent": "[{\"id\":\"cbe7b0a9-3504-44dd-a3a3-0e5cacd07788\",\"instanceId\":\"cbe7b0a9-3504-44dd-a3a3-0e5cacd07788\",\"title\":\"Title area\",\"description\":\"Title Region Description\",\"audiences\":[],\"serverProcessedContent\":{\"htmlStrings\":{},\"searchablePlainTexts\":{},\"imageSources\":{\"imageSource\":\"https://cdn.hubblecontent.osi.office.net/m365content/publish/5c83eb08-11a5-41e8-baa1-f1a90bd8381d/1174370562.jpg\"},\"links\":{},\"customMetadata\":{\"imageSource\":{\"width\":3015,\"height\":2012}}},\"dataVersion\":\"1.4\",\"properties\":{\"title\":\"@{variables('Article Title')}\",\"imageSourceType\":2,\"titlePlaceholder\":\"Name your news post\",\"layoutType\":\"FullWidthImage\",\"textAlignment\":\"Left\",\"showTopicHeader\":false,\"showPublishDate\":false,\"topicHeader\":\"\",\"enableGradientEffect\":true,\"isDecorative\":true,\"authors\":[{\"id\":\"user@someuserstuff\",\"email\":\"jamies@someuserstuff\",\"name\":\"User\",\"role\":\"Dept HR\"}],\"authorByline\":[\"user@someuserstuff\"],\"hasTitleBeenCommitted\":true,\"imgHeight\":2012,\"imgWidth\":3015},\"containsDynamicDataSource\":false,\"reservedHeight\":228},{\"id\":\"1ee8960a-2fa0-4145-b9bb-e818f6cf18e7\",\"instanceId\":\"1ee8960a-2fa0-4145-b9bb-e818f6cf18e7\",\"audiences\":[],\"serverProcessedContent\":{\"htmlStrings\":{},\"searchablePlainTexts\":{},\"imageSources\":{},\"links\":{\"baseUrl\":\"https://someuserstuff.sharepoint.com/sites/Intranet\"},\"componentDependencies\":{\"layoutComponentId\":\"8ac0c53c-e8d0-4e3e-87d0-7449eb0d4027\"}},\"dataVersion\":\"1.0\",\"properties\":{\"hideWebPartWhenEmpty\":true,\"isEditMode\":true,\"isEnabled\":true,\"layoutId\":\"FilmStrip\",\"uniqueId\":\"bd47ca69-bced-4624-a956-f65af668095c\",\"dataProviderId\":\"RecommendedItems\",\"webId\":\"3a9debf6-2fd7-4f8f-982c-da76d3a82c3b\",\"siteId\":\"90e145e3-d403-4a29-ba55-3a52cce305bf\"},\"containsDynamicDataSource\":false,\"reservedHeight\":356}]",
    "CanvasContent1": "[{\"controlType\":4,\"id\":\"255321be-1a48-400a-bf67-bd8b8c30ad3e\",\"innerHTML\":\"<p>@{variables('Article body')}</p>\",\"position\":{\"layoutIndex\":1,\"zoneIndex\":1,\"sectionIndex\":1,\"sectionFactor\":12,\"controlIndex\":1},\"addedFromPersistedData\":true},{\"controlType\":0,\"pageSettingsSlice\":{\"isDefaultDescription\":true,\"isDefaultThumbnail\":true,\"isSpellCheckEnabled\":true,\"globalRichTextStylingVersion\":0,\"rtePageSettings\":{\"contentVersion\":5},\"isEmailReady\":false}}]",
    "AuthorByline": [
        "user@someuserstuff"
    ],
    "TopicHeader": "",
    "BannerImageUrl": "https://cdn.hubblecontent.osi.office.net/m365content/publish/5c83eb08-11a5-41e8-baa1-f1a90bd8381d/1174370562.jpg",
    "Title": "@{variables('Article Title')}"
}

 

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Anyone run into this? 

 

I was running into something similar, and applied Thoman's fix (posts above yours,, one much earlier on page 1 of the thread--even though both are re: tables).  I was getting BadGateway and deserialization errors any time my Title contained spaces.  I just wrapped that in uriComponentToString().  E.g.

"Title":"@{uriComponentToString(triggerOutputs()?['body/subject'])}"

 

Comparing the raw input in that step for the failures and the post-uri-encoded version, I do not see a difference in the spaced title, but it works...  Kudos to Thoman for the inspiration.

Group effort! I am still having an issue where the thumbnail photo isn't created but the post has the picture. If I click edit on the created post and publish it again... the thumbnail image shows. Anyone figure that one out?

Great solution!

Hi, 

 

I've followed those steps, but they only seem to work successfully for the specified Plain Text type. Whenever I try to use the Enhanced rich text (allowing rich text with pictures, tables, and hyperlinks) type, I consistently encounter a BadGateway error. How can I resolve this issue?

Thank you & Regards!

Hi Thoman, thanks for sharing! Is there a different way when including a link? Trying this approach timed out the flow for me.. What needs to be done when wanting to include a clickable dynamic hyperlink in the news post? Thanks!

Hi everyone, I was able to create a news post from a list item successfully without any premium connectors. Here is my full tutorial on the topic.

 

  1. You first need to create a news post (dont save as draft/publish it yet!) to use as a template. Load it up with the webparts and text you want. Please note, I only tested the text webpart and people webpart, but this should be capable with other webparts as well. For the parts you want to dynamically put in, insert a recognizable text. In my examples, I will be using %variable1% as my dynamic text. This will help us later on 
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  2. You have loaded your news post and you have not saved as draft/published, you need to open your web browsers developer tools > Network Tab > Record Button = On
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  3. With the recording on, post the news, stop the record button, and look for the "SavePage" Payload.
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  4. There should be a way for you to "view source" of the payload. we need this for later! I recommend you copy and paste all of it into notepad for now. 

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  5. Now we have everything we need, lets create the workflow. I am using "when an item is created" trigger from sharepoint list
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  6. Action 1: SharePoint HTTP Request to copy the page
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/_api/web/getfilebyserverrelativeurl('/sites/@{variables('varSiteName')}/SitePages/@{variables('varTemplatePageName')}.aspx')/copyto('/sites/@{variables('varSiteName')}/SitePages/@{variables('varNewPageName')}.aspx')

 

  •  Get file metadata 
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SitePages%2f@{variables('varNewPageName')}.aspx

 

  •  SP HTTP Request
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_api/sitepages/pages(@{outputs('Get_file_metadata')?['body/ItemId']})/CheckOutPage



 

  •  SPO HTTP Request - Save Page. This is where that long metadata stuff comes in. I couldnt fit all of mine in the screenshot, but you paste it in, go through line by line and replace your %variables% with your trigger list items.
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_api/sitepages/pages(@{outputs('Get_file_metadata')?['body/ItemId']})/savepageasdraft




 

  •  Optional. If you have the issue like me, where the date of the news post was not correct, add this action in.
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_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Site Pages')/items(@{outputs('Get_file_metadata')?['body/ItemId']})/validateUpdateListItem
convertFromUtc(utcNow(), 'Eastern Standard Time', 'g')




 

  •  Optional. If you have comments and want to turn them off, this is how:
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_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Site Pages')/GetItemById(@{outputs('Get_file_metadata')?['body/ItemId']})/SetCommentsDisabled



 

  •  HTTP Request - publish!!
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_api/SitePages/pages(@{outputs('Get_file_metadata')?['body/ItemId']})/Publish 



 

  •  And test your flow! NOTE: if you are testing multiple times, make sure you delete the news post before reruning the test again, SPO will not create a news post of a page that already exists. Or ignore me and you will run into the error on your own ;p.

 

Thanks for this awesome thread and hope this help put this problem to rest!

Very good solution Expiscornovus, which I still have to modify for our purposes. We use special templates, how can I specify the template to be used in the "send an HTTP request" steps? What is the syntax if I want to add several fields:
"innerHTML\":\"@{triggerOutputs()?['body/Description']}\","innerHTML\":\"@{triggerOutputs()?['body/Price']}\","innerHTML \":\"@{triggerOutputs()?['body/Date']}\",
Would that work?

Hi @Expiscornovus 

I followed your guide but upon saving the flow, I get an error in the second HTTP request, relating to the reference of the output of the first request. It says that the input parameter is invalid

 

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Any idea whats wrong here?

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