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EdHans
Level 8

Unable to insert clickable URL in Teams post from Flow Bot

If I use the old "Post to Teams Channel" action, I can wrap a url in the <a href="http://blahblah">Click here</a> html code, but I cannot @ a user using the new <at>username@emailaddress.com</at>

 

So I am using the posting as a flow bot. It does the @ correctly, but the HTML is ignored and it just posts the URL as an unclickable length of text. Even if I am using dynamic data from a Power BI connector, which provides a Tile URL, even that gets expanded into 3-4 lines of text.

Any ideas?

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Super User
Super User

Re: Unable to insert clickable URL in Teams post from Flow Bot

Have you checked the Formatting text content in the Microsof Teams API documentation? Specifically the Examples of text formatting, which mentions hyperlink formatting: 

[Bing](https://www.bing.com/)

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EdHansberry
Level 8

Re: Unable to insert clickable URL in Teams post from Flow Bot

Nope. Didn't work. Posted the entire thing as plain text. Smiley Sad

 

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BigBeuferd
Level: Powered On

Re: Unable to insert clickable URL in Teams post from Flow Bot

I'm having the exact same issue!

 

 

EdHansberry
Level 8

Re: Unable to insert clickable URL in Teams post from Flow Bot

I added it as an idea here with the tag bug. This seems to be a bug given it converts dynamic content urls added to a flow to plain text. Please vote for it. If there is another place to post about bugs, please let me know.

Super User
Super User

Re: Unable to insert clickable URL in Teams post from Flow Bot

I assume Microsoft have fixed it because adding the link with the <a href=""....etc in the flow now creates a clickable link in the Teams channel for me.

Rob
Los Gallardos

1-Post as Flow bot to Teams Channel with clickable link.png

EdHansberry
Level 8

Re: Unable to insert clickable URL in Teams post from Flow Bot

Thanks @RobElliott . I'll go back to some of my flows and test this out.

minniep
Level: Power Up

Re: Unable to insert clickable URL in Teams post from Flow Bot

Thnk you @Brad_Groux 

This worked for me.

However we will need to put it in the Text Box of the JSON like this:

 

{
"type": "TextBlock",
"spacing": "None",
"text": "[text](link)"
},

Pasark
Level: Powered On

Re: Unable to insert clickable URL in Teams post from Flow Bot

Thanks @RobElliott 
I was able to create the link as illustrated and now have a direct link to a new Planner task. I used concat to build the url to the Planner task.

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GLWR
Level: Power Up

Re: Unable to insert clickable URL in Teams post from Flow Bot

For me markdown works fine.

 

[Open Document](https://bing.com)

VictoriaH
Level: Powered On

Re: Unable to insert clickable URL in Teams post from Flow Bot

Hi Ed! I noticed your screenshot had a space between [The Text](The Link). There cannot be a space between the brackets and the parenthesis. 

phuctq
Level: Power Up

Re: Unable to insert clickable URL in Teams post from Flow Bot

Work like a charm. Thank you Brad. Now I can insert link inside Flow bot to user message.

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