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Copy action - time saver

It would be nice if I could copy an action into another. It'll make it easier and faster to complete the flow.


For example:

Depending on the day of the week, I need to update the [todayschedule] on SharePoint list.  Using the Switch/Case actions, on Monday case, add an [Update Item] action. Then copy this action for Tuesday - Friday cases and just change the [todayschedule] column without needing to select the list path, list name, ID, and other required contents each time.





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This day has finally arrived when Flow supports copy paste.

Although it seems like a simple feature to build, there is a lot of complexity involved in supporting this feature. Especially when you think about handling references and action names across flows.


I appreciate all the feedback on this post, and know that you've played a very important role in shaping the future of Microsoft Flow.


More details on Clipboard support here:


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Same as OP, in my scenario I have a switch case which sends email to different folks according to the item selected on a dropdown list. However the template of the email remains the same, just some dynamic content also changes as the list does. Copy/Paste would prove very useful. Hopefully MS will have that addedd sometime in the near future.

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This is a basic feature and would be very useful. 

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Many time we require to reuse [as-is or with minor changes] the existing configured aciton within the flow at multiple places and configuring the entire action again does not seems to be good option esp. if required to do multiple times.


Please add option in all actions to Copy/Paste them within the flow, similar to experience that is currently availale to build workflows using Nintex.


Ability to Copy/Paste would be a very good option and would definetly decrease the development time.


Cheers !!

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Spent a ton of time creative a fancy email and query actions, would love to simply click on them and say "duplicate" or "copy" and paste" instead of building from scratch...  Nintex always offered such valuable option.

Also, please allow to duplicate or copy and paste all the actions inside of a "scope" when a Scope Action is being duplicated. 

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Any software 101... its hard to believe that you cant find someone to knock this out on a weekend :-(   And then in almost a year , not a single comment on this forum. What are all those folks at MS actually doing ?