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notj
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Markdown for tables in Approval emails

Is this a working functionality for others? 

 

I'm using Office 365 ProPlus(16.0.12527.20988). My client will not render the markdown table in the Approval task correctly. I'm using the example table given here 

 

| Heading 1 | Heading 2 | Heading 3 | 
|-----------|:-----------:|-----------:| 
| Cell A1 | Cell A2 | Cell A3 | 
| Cell B1 | Cell B2 | Cell B3<br>second line of text |

This is how it looks in desktop client:

2020-09-09 08_58_52-Window.png

This is how it looks in webmail:
2020-09-09 08_59_14-Window.png

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fchopo
Super User II
Super User II

Hello @notj 

Unfortunately it seems there's a bug which has not been solved yet. Have a look at this thread: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/I-Found-A-Bug/Markdown-Table-from-Flow-Approval-Email-not-render...

Could you use HTML instead of Markdown?

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Ferran

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CFernandes
Super User III
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@notj As @fchopo  mentioned there are BUGS with Markdown which make formatting difficult.

 

In the past I have managed to create table(some what good) using  https://www.tablesgenerator.com/markdown_tables# 

 

My Markdown.

 

| Title| Name|
|----|---------|
| Mr | Clavin |
| Mr | Yash |
| Mr | Sid |
| Mr | Testing |

 

In the Approval email -

 

CFernandes_0-1599661992873.png

 

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@fchopo are you able to use HTML in the Approval action email? when I try to put HTML in the Approval task body, it just writes it out as text.

 

notj_0-1599662587191.png

 

@CFernandes I tried that as well. Both tables worked fine in Web Outlook but not in desktop.

@notj Oh OK. I know that there are some limitations.

 

With regards to using HTML I think it is not possible, you might want to vote up the idea at https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/Approval-Email-HTML-Instead-of-Markdown/idi... 

 

 

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