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Helper II
Helper II

Power Automate: Action 'Delete_item' failed in a sharepoint list

As per @JR-BejeweledOne suggestion, I have post my question on the PowerAutomate group


If an admin can delete posts, it could be remove from here



Original post:



We have a flow which has been running fine for ~9 months, it is triggered when an item is added in a sharepoint list, does a simple operation and delete the item from the sharepoint list. Nothing fancy. For the last two weeks, I see that hundreds of error are now happening when the delete item action is attempted. Last night I purged the list from all 1700 items that were left and I also emptied the site recycle bin. This morning, more than two hundred items have failed to be deleted since last night, the flow ran successfully ~900 times. I need to figure out why it is now failing so often to delete the item in the Sharepoint list.


Error message is:

Action 'Delete_item' failed


  "status": 400,

  "message": "Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131904\r\nclientRequestId: 2747b65e-f5f3-4538-ace4-3807f2843035\r\nserviceRequestId: 2747b65e-f5f3-4538-ace4-3807f2843035"



The flow is performing these operations:



If I resubmit a failed run, it will execute successfully and delete the item. Right now it seems to work 80% of the time but that ratio looks like it is becoming less successfull every day.


I realize it may be more of a Sharepoint issue than Flow, but I got to start somewhere 🙂


Thanks for any suggestion and pointers,



Super User
Super User

This should really be in the Power Automate forum

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