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Advocate I
Advocate I

Get Microsoft Lists Comments using Flow

Hi, Everyone
Would like to know if there's a way to get the comments on a list item using power automate? or a way to notify users when new comment is added?



Would greatly appreciate any help.

Thank you.

Super User
Super User

Hi @GuyBoswell,


Can you remove the value from the Select field and can you build the expression again?


1. Try and find the body field first and select it. This way we know for sure that there is no typo in the action name in the expression




2. Type the ['d']['results'] part yourself in the expression editor.





Btw, what headers are you using in the Send an HTTP request to SharePoint action?



Nope!  You get body('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_AllComments')?['body']['d'], not outputs('Send... which throws an error

InvalidTemplate. Unable to process template language expressions in action 'Select' inputs at line '1' and column '3371': 'The template language expression 'body('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_AllComments')?['body']['d']' cannot be evaluated because property 'd' cannot be selected. Please see for usage details.'.

Super User
Super User

Hi @GuyBoswell,


Strange that it doesn't like the outputs function. If it wants to use the body function instead you could remove the second body from the expression.


In that case the expression would be:



InvalidTemplate. Unable to process template language expressions in action 'Select' inputs at line '1' and column '3369': 'The template language expression 'body('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_AllComments')?['d']['results']' cannot be evaluated because property 'results' doesn't exist, available properties are 'Comments'. Please see for usage details.'.

Helper I
Helper I

Was this ever resolved? I'm attempting to setup this exact flow myself, but failing miserably 🙂

"One oddity - if a comment includes an @ it returns something like this for the text of the comment,

@mention{0&$125; Have a look at this"
Has anyone else figured out a way around this issue? We use comments often and use them in automated emails, so this was a bummer to run into.... Tried many different things and haven't figured it out.
@Expiscornovus any ideas?



Super User
Super User

Hi @DawggHouse13,


Yes, @DamoBird365 has a great post about how to handle the mentions from the comments list. Have a look at this article:


Frequent Visitor

Hi @Expiscornovus!


I would like to copy an item from my list and paste it into a new list (including Attachments and Comments).


I followed the procedure and created the GET request as described (ListName: Name of old List; ListItemId: ID of old list item). Now I want to add the comments to the same item in the new list. I created a POST request, but it doesn't seem to work (ArchiveName: New List Name; ID: ID of create Item in new List; Body: body of GET request)....


Can you tell me what could be the problem? You can find the flow in the image below.








This is a great solution!... I have a little snag though: I am dumping the results of the flow in a rich text field and getting a whole blob instead of simple comments, author, date/time, etc.  Could it be I'm using the wrong dynamic content for my field?Picture1.png

Here's where I got... Was able to extract date/time and text, although still buried in (much less) code... no luck with 'name' (???)...


[{"name":null,"text":"@mention{0}  Adding one more","createdDate":"7/12/2022 10:07 PM"},{"name":null,"text":"@mention{0} Testing comments with @mention ","createdDate":"7/12/2022 8:44 PM"},{"name":null,"text":"Testing comments","createdDate":"7/12/2022 8:44 PM"}]


And here's the flow screen shot:



Helper I
Helper I

Hi, please post the all steps.


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