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MikeRooker
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When using send an email within the email body is there a way to add a yes or no checkbox, a multiple choice with in the email that when the user makes the selection, it updates the list?

I was wondering is there is a way to add a simple "Yes or No" button, Or a multiple choice radio box, etc within the email body as opposed to having to use a form?
The results will be updated n corresponding columns and field types on the same list item the email draws the users to send to.


For example perhaps having any of the following within the email body itself.

  • Will you be interested in attending a class? Yes or NO buttons
  • What is your shirt size,S, M, L, XL, Whoa Giant 🙂
  • Please select/type  ( either by dropdown, a people picker, or a multicheckbox using all usernames in that list's user column)

- and when clicked automatically updates the SharePoint list.

OR would it most likely be a link to a form with the populated info above like an approval dialog from InfoPath?
If it would be a link to a form, how do you do with a Forms?

 

Thank you in advance.

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Hi!

 

I agree@fchopo suggestion is the good one if your requirements are to embed a questionnaire inside your email. Please according to the official doc action.submit is not supported under Outlook....

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/actionable-messages/adaptive-card#adaptive-card-features-no...

... so you need to explore other approaches.

 

Since this limitation does not currently exist in Teams, I believe this is one of the reasons  why Microsoft has recently released some fancy features, which I believe is the concept you are looking for... but currently just for Teams:

https://flow.microsoft.com/es-es/blog/power-automate-adaptive-cards-introduces-business-form-scenari...

 

Nevertheless, in order to understand better Adaptive Cards, I would recommend reading Tomasz Poszytek blog...

https://poszytek.eu/en/microsoft-en/microsoft-adaptive-cards-the-ultimate-guide/

 

...and this resource I've just found for Outlook + Adaptive Cards scenario, which sounds promising. I've not tested it yet, but it includes a working example in Outlook based on Action.HTTP

https://spodev.com/flow-and-adaptive-cards-post-1/

https://spodev.com/flow-and-adaptive-cards-post-2/

 

Hope this helps



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fchopo
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Hello @MikeRooker 

You could use an actionable message card with some buttons, and then execute a flow depending on the action. Have a look this post by John Liu on how to build and send a custom actionable message from Power Automate: http://johnliu.net/blog/2017/11/sending-custom-actionable-messages-via-flow

After that, you could design another flow to capture the actions.

Hope it helps!

Ferran

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Hello fchopp! Wow that's cool. Thank you for introducing actionable message cards to me. It looks great!

I hope you don't mind if I ask a couple of questions:

1) When you create a "card"  https://amdesigner.azurewebsites.net/ does it stay native there? I mean how do you direct that into your email. More important, when it's submitted where does the information go?

 

2) In John Liu's instructions, for someone new to Flow ( been in SP Designer and Infopath for years and years ) I can't see what's under the tabs and how it is configured, so one savvied like you might, but not me,..yet.


1- When an HTTP Request Is received ( what goes in here)

2-Compose  ( what goes in here)

3-Send An Email ( This I imagine is where "output" is filled in by the code he provides ) I still don;'t see how that calls to the actionable cards?

 

Thank you for your reply

I'm so very eager to learn, well in order to keep my job it's best that I am. 🙂

Kind Regards.

 

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I apologize for so many questions. I found some info to read on. Looks a little more involved than I thought.
Here's the link just the same for anyone else who may be interested.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/actionable-messages/send-via-email

Thank you fchopo!

 

Hi!

 

I agree@fchopo suggestion is the good one if your requirements are to embed a questionnaire inside your email. Please according to the official doc action.submit is not supported under Outlook....

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/actionable-messages/adaptive-card#adaptive-card-features-no...

... so you need to explore other approaches.

 

Since this limitation does not currently exist in Teams, I believe this is one of the reasons  why Microsoft has recently released some fancy features, which I believe is the concept you are looking for... but currently just for Teams:

https://flow.microsoft.com/es-es/blog/power-automate-adaptive-cards-introduces-business-form-scenari...

 

Nevertheless, in order to understand better Adaptive Cards, I would recommend reading Tomasz Poszytek blog...

https://poszytek.eu/en/microsoft-en/microsoft-adaptive-cards-the-ultimate-guide/

 

...and this resource I've just found for Outlook + Adaptive Cards scenario, which sounds promising. I've not tested it yet, but it includes a working example in Outlook based on Action.HTTP

https://spodev.com/flow-and-adaptive-cards-post-1/

https://spodev.com/flow-and-adaptive-cards-post-2/

 

Hope this helps



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Hi again!

 

More about Adaptive Card + Teams new features, including comments on 'Adaptive Cards' Power Automate roadmap

 

https://poszytek.eu/en/microsoft-en/office-365-en/powerautomate-en/register-response-from-custom-ada...

 

Hope this helps



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Props to fchopo for the pointer but OMG efialttes  you gave me all I need to fish for my meal!

THANK YOU!!!!!

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