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repello
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Create approval when a file is moved to a folder

I am working in Power Automate from a Microsoft Teams tab, and I am new to using it.

Here is what I am trying to do:

  1. A file is moved from the "drafts" folder to "submit for approval" folder
  2. An approval is created
  3. If it is approved, move the file from "submit for approval" folder to "final" folder
  4. If it is not approved:
    1. post a message in a Teams channel
    2. move the file from "submit for approval" to "drafts"

I have everything working, but I am using the trigger "When a file is created (properties only)" which seems to work if a new file is created from scratch in the folder, but not when a file is moved into the folder. Anyone have suggestions?

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MarconettiMarco
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Hello @repello,

unfortunately at the moment there's no such trigger.

Please vote this idea:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/Trigger-When-File-is-moved-copy-to-a-folder...

 

In the meantime, you can refer to the following Post:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Power-Automate/Trigger-flow-when-file-is-moved-within-th...

 

If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

BR,

Marco

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MarconettiMarco
Super User
Super User

Hello @repello,

unfortunately at the moment there's no such trigger.

Please vote this idea:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/Trigger-When-File-is-moved-copy-to-a-folder...

 

In the meantime, you can refer to the following Post:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Power-Automate/Trigger-flow-when-file-is-moved-within-th...

 

If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

BR,

Marco

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