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Populate Word with Checkbox

Hello there,

 

I'm trying to fill a Word template with answers given in a Forms survey.

For text input everything works fine. Flow and Forms are doing what they should but in my template i have 3 checkboxes that arn't displayed in Flow.

 

I use the checkboxes that were added by activating the dev ribbon and gave every checkbox a name to make them distinguishable.

Anmerkung 2019-11-13 152008.png (Word Screenshot of the checkbox)

 

Can someone tell me how to get those boxes activated by flow?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Dual Super User III

Hey @Anonymous 

 

Currently this is not supported in flow. You can take a look at the current supported and current limitations in features here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/wordonlinebusiness/#createfileitem

 

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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

As @yashag2255 mentioned, Word Online connector does not support the checkbox currently. If you want similar functionality to be supported by MS Flow, please consider voting for a similar idea:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/Populate-a-Word-Template-action-should-support-checkox-controls/idi-p/350539

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Hey @Anonymous 

 

Currently this is not supported in flow. You can take a look at the current supported and current limitations in features here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/wordonlinebusiness/#createfileitem

 

Hope this Helps!

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!

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Community Support
Community Support

 

Hi @Anonymous ,

 

As @yashag2255 mentioned, Word Online connector does not support the checkbox currently. If you want similar functionality to be supported by MS Flow, please consider voting for a similar idea:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/Populate-a-Word-Template-action-should-support-checkox-controls/idi-p/350539

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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New Member

You can achieve this by using a plain text control and in the flow use the values of the check box control and paste them into the flow as a variable. See below for the flow and the template after running.

flow-checkbox.pngflow-checked.png

Regular Visitor

Hello @jdoss - this is a very clever solution and it works a treat! Exactly what I needed so as to avoid having to edit the template, which client really wasn't thrilled about.

 

Thanks very much!

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