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EricDesignTech
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Power Automate, not initiating

I'm stuck at the very beginning of a Power Automate sequence in Teams. The first problem is clearly that there's no console window to tell me what the problem is, or a way to include print statements or alerts. Anyway…

 

The issue is that I have selected "When a new channel message is added" and I've selected the channel and message thread in the dropdowns, but when a comment is added, nothing happens. The Power Automate history also claims it's never been run.

 

This seems pretty simple, when the selected Teams channel + thread has a comment added, *even if the sequence is broken*, I should still see that it ran in the history?

 

When I add a new channel message and have "When a new channel message is added" in Power Automate setup, I should see something in the history, right?

 

Based on how simple this is I assume it’s just a bug and I need to wait for a new version of MS Teams.

 

I’m also confused why this is a separate forum from the main MS forums. I already asked this in the Teams category and they refused to answer. 

 

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The problem is MS chose misleading and bad semantics for the trigger I was using. Only new *conversations* in Teams team channels trigger the automation, replies do not trigger it. It’s not just bad semantics, it’s also a missing/broken tool since it’s not possible to trigger an automation when “a new message is added” because it fails on replies. 

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EricDesignTech
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Nobody can explain the most basic functionality? Weird.

The problem is MS chose misleading and bad semantics for the trigger I was using. Only new *conversations* in Teams team channels trigger the automation, replies do not trigger it. It’s not just bad semantics, it’s also a missing/broken tool since it’s not possible to trigger an automation when “a new message is added” because it fails on replies. 

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