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Vacation Approval flow list to Sharepoint Calendar permissions work around



I need suggestions. 


I have made a vacation approval system with flow. Basically a user submits a vacation request through a sharepoint list, an approval is sent, and when it is approved it creates the vacation time in a Vacation Calendar (which is a Calendar list in sharepoint).


This works, but it really doesn't make sense. You see, I don't want these users to be able to delete, add or edit their vacation time from the calendar list, I want them to do that from the list (or Powerapp), so that an approval can also be pushed out for modifying etc. 

I want everyone in the company to be able to view the vacation calendar, but not change it. But I can't really change the calendar permissions to view only or else the event won't submit to the calendar in the first place correct? They need to have editing permissions in the calendar in order for the flow to work? 


I just don't really know the best way to make this work well. Any suggestions would be helpful. 

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Re: Vacation Approval flow list to Sharepoint Calendar permissions work around

Hi @TorreyF 


Your best bet would be to create a staging calendar where data is posted by users and then a Flow kicks off and moves the item to the main calendar


Users have contirbute access to staging calendar

Users have read access on main calendar


The Flow that moves items from staging to main list will run under the context of an account which has contribute permissions on both the lists



Reza Dorrani


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