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pabloglombo
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When programmatically creating a new Flow, create a new (Sharepoint and Mail) connection or traverse existing connections

I am programmatically creating a new Flow (so then I will add it to an existing solution).

This page is the main page that tells you how to programmatically create a new flow (not a new MyFlow but flow inside a solution since My Flows is not supported):

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/web-api

 

Now, the problem is that I need a Sharepoint Online connection and a Shared Mail connection. And the official page for the ConnectionName property says:

Identifies the connection. You can see the connectionName by going to the Connections page and then copying it from the URL of the connection.

 

This is not a choice for us. We develop a third party solution and everything should be done automatically. I cannot ask each of the thousands of users a company may have to manually create a connection and to manually go to the connections page to copy the URL.

 

Is it supported using this Flow Web API (or the Dynamics CRM API) to programmatically create a new connection and to traverse all connections for a given user?

 

Thanks

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v-alzhan-msft
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Hi @pabloglombo ,

 

Sorry for the function to create a new connection and to traverse all connections for a given user programmatically is not supported with Flow Web API (or the Dynamics CRM API) in microsoft flow currently.

 

Best regards,

Alice       

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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v-alzhan-msft
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Hi @pabloglombo ,

 

Sorry for the function to create a new connection and to traverse all connections for a given user programmatically is not supported with Flow Web API (or the Dynamics CRM API) in microsoft flow currently.

 

Best regards,

Alice       

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

My question is: Is it useful to have a Web API that allows you to create flows but it does not create the needed connections?

When you create a flow you almost always need a connection and if you cannot even retrieve the connection name (that is unique per user) then what is the purpose of automating the creation of a flow?

 

Do MS plan to include the connection creation and listing?

 

Thanks

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