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PRR3
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Missing actions (delete item among others)

I have a bad feeling that this will turn out to be one of those annoying questions from obvious new users that has a simple/well documented answer. If so, I apologize, but here it goes...

 

When I look at the catalog of actions (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/sharepointonline/) there are bunch of Actions that are not available in the list of actions while building flows.

 

As an example: I've got a simple Sharepoint list, 5 columns, a mix of one-line, boolean and dates. I'd like to automate the removal of one or more item. I can select the item to be removed but the Delete Item action is not listed in the Choose Action dialog box.

 

Delete Item isn't the only missing action - the list of available actions is much shorter than those in the catalog. Thoughts or ideas?

 

thanks

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Pstork1
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Can you show us a screenshot of your flow?  AS you can see below there is a delete item action for SharePoint.

 

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PRR3
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I know/believe the action exists - just can't find it....

 

A really simple example - say I want to delete an item as soon as it is created (don't ask why - I'm just experimenting).

 

 

 

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My guess is that it has something to do with the context sensitive nature of the UI, for whatever reason I'm not able to use Delete Item so it isn't shown.  However I can perform other operations on the item (i.e., I can send myself an email with the item ID).

In the long run my goal is to have three lists - one that users can interact with. One that is a journal/log of all entries created and one that contains the most recent entry from each user.  I was going to accomplish this by grabbing each new item, copying it to the journal, searching for and them replacing a matching item in the "most recent" list and then removing the new entry from the accessible list.  I'm sure there are recipes and templates that will accomplish something similar - this is a learning exercise not a production-level project.

Pstork1
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Dual Super User

Its there, the actions are just not sorted alphabetically. Try searching for Delete.  AS you can see from the screenshot below, I've done the same thing you did, and delete is there.  Its just further down the list.

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PRR3
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Thanks - I found it!

 

Looking through the whole list top to bottom it wasn't there in any order (even after selecting "See more"), however searching for it worked.  After I had used it once, then it showed up in the list the next time I added an action.   Probably makes sense - scrolling through a list of thousands of actions wouldn't be very useful...

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