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GurBAL
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Outlook Tasks: Delete Task, or Modify or Replace Task Body/Description

I am trying to find a way to append some text to the end of the body/description of an existing task in Outlook Tasks.  I have not found a way to do this using Flow.  As an alternative, I could completely replace the the body/description in that task, but I can't figure out this one either.  Finally, I could completely recreate the old task with the new the body/description, but only if I can then delete (not mark complete) the old task.  The first part of this is doable, but I haven't found a way to do the second part.  So...

Any ideas how to do any of the following with an Outlook Task:

  1. append text to the end of the task's body/description;
  2. replace the task's body/description; or
  3. completely delete the task

I have done some googling on this and consulted some Flow experts (including some in this great community) but thus far have come up empty.  Before I gave up, I thought I would open it up to the community for input.  Thank you!

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abm
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Hi @GurBAL 

 

There are no Power Action steps available to delete outlook tasks.

 

You can use GraphAPI to delete the outlook tasks.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/api/outlooktask-delete?view=graph-rest-beta&tabs=http

 

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abm
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Hi @GurBAL 

 

Please follow this blog post how to access Graph API using Power Automate.

 

https://www.lee-ford.co.uk/using-flow-with-graph-api/

 

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abm
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Super User

Hi @GurBAL 

 

There are no Power Action steps available to delete outlook tasks.

 

You can use GraphAPI to delete the outlook tasks.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/api/outlooktask-delete?view=graph-rest-beta&tabs=http

 

Thanks

 



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abm
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Hi @GurBAL 

 

Please follow this blog post how to access Graph API using Power Automate.

 

https://www.lee-ford.co.uk/using-flow-with-graph-api/

 

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v-litu-msft
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Hi @GurBAL,

 

Unfortunately, there is no direct action that could delete the Outlook task in Power Automate currently.

There is an idea already created in the IDEA forum, you could head to vote it to make it come true in the future:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/Action-to-delete-Outlook-task/idi-p/261417

 

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Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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Thank you both for your replies.  

@v-litu-msft, I have upvoted that request and will now commence holding my breath until it is fulfilled 😉

@abm, I read through the links you provided.  Looks like a great suggestion, and one that could solve my problem.  Definitely a stretch for me though, so I need to carve out some time to play around with creating the Azure AD application and integrating it into my Flow.  I will revert here once I do and update regarding my progress.

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