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Get executing user in Flow

 

I need to send email to the user who executed the flow on a selected item in document library. I am using "Get my profile (V2)" but somehow it's picking the user who published the flow.

 

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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ScottShearer
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You need to use the "Get user profile (V2)" action and not "Get my profile (V2)".

Use the User email available to you in Dynamic properties for the "User(UPN)".

 

 

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ScottShearer
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You need to use the "Get user profile (V2)" action and not "Get my profile (V2)".

Use the User email available to you in Dynamic properties for the "User(UPN)".

 

 

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Scott

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Thanks Scott for your help.

Hi

 

Thank you very much from   Madrid.

 

I am dealing with Microsft Forms. Could I get with  a  flow & “Get user profile”  the display name of the user who responded the survey?

 

Thank you very much in advance for any suggestion

 

Javier

ScottShearer
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Yes - the user who submitted the form is available to you and you can use that info with get user profile to retrieve the display name. Post here if you need an example.

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Thank you very much Scott!

 

Indeed I would strongly appreciate an example or jusr to list the steps I must follow. I am reading & reading but I cannot guess how to accomplish it. 

I found others who parse JSON files... I don't believe it would be so complicated

 

Yours

Javier

Please post an example.  I'm still stuggling to get it to find/use the the person who filled out the form.

Just an update on my flow, I was able to have it find/use the email address of the person who filled out the form but I still can't make it use their name instead.  Not a big deal - just a minor annoyance.

I tried the flow succesfully.... what I am not able to send is the photo. I recovered it... I create good HTML code... I convert the photo to base64, but at the end Outlook cannot show the photo!

 

I want to do something similar (get the user who executed the flow by pressing a button in PowerApps) but I do not see those options available.

 

I do not see any "For a selected item" type action and none of the actions I try have the dynamic content of "User email - The email address of the user who triggered the flow."

 

I do not see any way to get the executing user, except to pass it in as a variable from PowerApps, which I am hestitant to do because sometimes that breaks the link and I have to do a workaround to recreate it.

 

The problem I want to solve is that 2 different users could press the PowerApps button and trigger the flow and I want to keep track of the user who launched and compare with the previous user who updated the record so that I can prevent User 2 from overwriting what User 1 did.

Anonymous
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Has this been changed?  It wasn't working for me.  I did a Compose to see what UserEmail was returning and it looks like a guid 

 

 

To get the User email running the Flow, you can use:

 

triggerOutputs()['headers']['x-ms-user-email']

 

 

Anonymous
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When trying to run your suggestion @simon-int , I get the following error:

Parsing OData Select and Expand failed: Missing select option on property 'triggerOutputs'. If a parenthesis expression follows a selected property, then at least one query option must be provided.

 

Any suggestions?

What type of Flow is running? I think this should work on an 'Instant cloud flow' I am using it on an Instant cloud flow with PowerApps trigger. I'm able to extract the User email of who has triggered the Flow using this Expression.

FT1
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hey simon,

mine isnt working too. i used "When an email is flagged (V3)"

 

but as i am adding the mail to a sharepoint list, i can get from this item the creators email.

 

Hi Scott.  When I try this there is no related dynamic content.  I do not see what your screen shot shows, i.e., I do not see any user information.  Rather, I only see the SP list values and variables I have created.  What am I missing?

@billbattny 

Please create a new post/thread with you question.  Include a screen shot of your Flow and @ mention me in the post.  I'll be glad to assist.

 

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kmw1130
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I'm trying to get the first user that started a multiple approver flow.  I'm thinking I need to capture that user's name and store it on the library form, so once the approvals are done and the file is published they will be notified.

ScottShearer
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@kmw1130 

What you suggest sounds right.  That said, I suggest starting a new post with more detail about your process.  If you @ mention me, I'll try to assist.

 

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