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TheControlVoice
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Cant get Columns from InfoPath Form Library (SharePoint Online)

I am trying to create a Flow for when a new file is created in an InfoPath form library. However, Flow does not seem to be able to detect any of the columns in the library. Also, the library does not show up as "a library" if I select "when a file is created" as the trigger. The only way Flow will see it is if i select "When a file is created in a folder" option. Again, once I do that, there are no available columns. Is Flow not compatible with InfoPath form libraries?

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JanetB
Level: Powered On

Re: Cant get Columns from InfoPath Form Library (SharePoint Online)

I am having the same issue and wondering the same thing, if MS Flow and InfoPath Forms (even with the columns being promoted when saving a form) if there is an incompatibility between FLOW and INFOPATH 2013.  We have a very complicated form with a lot of logic in it, maybe it is too much for FLOW to handle?

 

I didn't see an answer on this.

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rgbrasel
Level: Powered On

Re: Cant get Columns from InfoPath Form Library (SharePoint Online)

It's incompatible. Micro$oft has been kicking the InfoPath replacement can down the road since 2013 (or before), and PowerApps is not an adqeduate substitute for many reasons (no repeating sections, clunky form building interface). If you work for a company with enough money, I recommend getting Nintex Workflow (on prem or cloud) and Nintex Forms as a replacement. Microsoft has disappointed me many times in the past, but this failure to give us an adequate successor to InfoPath is baffling.

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