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I can collect nothing but the current details about SharePoint list, so I hope the relevant feature to be strengthened along with a variety of methods such as the one to check which items have been edited or how the value has been modified.

I currently use Planner to manage graphics requests. I assign the people who do the graphics and the clients nad personell involved in the graphic request. I work with just one Plan, for all these requests, as this allows me to see the progress of all my requests at a glance, rather than one plan for each request. However, whenever I post a comment, everyone in the graphics request plan, gets an email about the task, even if they are not assigned to this. It would be really benefitial to have a flow that is:


Send an email > Only to those who are assigned to a task.


So if I make a comment, upload a file, add a link etc, within a task, it should just email the people assigned to that task, NOT all members of the plan

I have a comment on the feature of [Send as template] in flow menu. I hope that I will be able to select both enabling and disabling for its function.  I understand the way to avoid security risk is that each of the employee refrains from sending any templates. However, at this moment there is no method to get rid of template sending. So, I would like you to take this comment into account.

Flow provides a feature to perform content approval via Mobile App or Email, however, it cannot update the "Approval status" field back to the list.  This is great if we could have this feature because it will virtually lock the item from updating again, or it will require to be re-approved.

There's probably already a bunch of ideas posted for this but I couldn't find any after a quick search. It would be helpful to have some planner triggers, specifically one for when a task was deleted (or at least modified, including deletion).

I would like to be able to search for a list of employees in a given department.

Using the O365 Connector, it is possible to send an actionable message (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/actionable-messages/actionable-messages-via-connectors) to a MSTeams team. Unfortunately this feature is not supported by the MSTeams (Flow) connector as, it seems, only text messages are supported.


It is possible to use the raw HTTP connector and using the json() method to send the payload but it doesn't seem to be very practical as you loose the capability to insert flow parameters and the entier payload is summerized into one single line.


Although apply to each has a setting for changing between parallel and sequential mode it does not seem to work with approvals.

I think it is a key function of flows to be able to send out many approvals - confirmation for meny individuals.

However approval (or send email with options and send approval mail actions) seem to process such a scenario in a sequential manner. (sending out the approval mail just afer answering the previous..)


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I want to search flow from my flows list and team flows list by flow name, created date of flow, etc.1.png




Currently I have more than ten flows,

and for search flow, I need to look of flow list by the name, icon images.

or for search flow, I need to edit each flow to check the flow details.


I hope the search feature of my flow list, team flows list.

Search by name, created / updated date, included triggers, included actions.



Yoshihiro Kawabata


When moving through the different 'context' sections, it would be good to have an expand/collapse - like this (below).


Can have them expanded by default - and then would collapse if needed



We have users who would like us to Sync their SharePoint Calendars with their Office 365 Calendars.  We can only send new events from one calendar to the other in a Flow.  We would like to be able to modify and delete events though a synchronization.  We also need the ability to add attendees within the sync.

Thank you. 

Adding this here so we can vote on the idea


Currently the mobile app is only a trigger for Flows. I would like the ability to have a different trigger for my flow and pull data from my mobile device. We're currently working on a Flow to send a push notification when a calendar event is scheduled for that day. We'd like to be able to share the flow with others in different time zones and have it work when travelling across time zones. I was thinking we could do this by getting the current time from the mobile app. I know we can get that information if the mobile app is the trigger for the Flow, but since the calendar event creation is the trigger, I need some way to get that information as an action. 

Trigger for new item in planner

Status: Under Review
by InterestedBloke on ‎07-27-2017 03:51 AM

It'll be useful to have some Triggers for tasks in Planner, not just actions that are executed based on triggers from elsewhere.


Potential triggers:

  • When a new task is created
  • When a task is assigned to you
  • When a task is put in a category
  • Etc.



Status: Under Review

Version Control on Flow Definitions

Status: Under Review
by ianroseman on ‎08-15-2017 09:20 AM

As would any decent tool where users make changes to code or configuration changes, implementing a version control component, would allow a user to a) rollback, and b) reference back to code.  Optional additional features show which user performed the edits, datetime stamp of changes, and code diff tool between versions.

Status: Under Review

Responding to modern approvals straight from the inbox is a great feature. If actionable messages could also be implemented in the Outlook mobile app it would be a significant feature for many. Bypassing the Approvals Center on the flow website will reduce confusion for the end user. 

Hi guys,


I've been working on a requirement to either create or update a record in Dynamics 365 based on whether there is a field value match in an excel table. Creating records based on this works a charm, however I have hit a brick wall of darkness while trying to update records in Dynamics due to the limitation with nested foreaches and because I cannot seem to iterate over an array of record identifiers in flow.


This could be easily avoided if we could use the Dynamics 365 alternate key functionality in Flow to identify records when updating from another array or list (say for example my list of contacts in excel).


This would mitigate the limitation with nested foreaches, as you wouldn't need to pull a list of contact IDs from Dynamics and then iterate over each guid in the array to update each record in Dynamics 365. We can upsert records based on alternate keys programmatically, so for us to start adopting flow as a viable non-code solution for integrating data, I think this is quite key.


Let me know what you think.





Search Flow Logs

Status: New
by Sympmarc 3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

Whe you have a large number of Flows run, it's almost impossible to find the right log to see what happened with a specific item. We get a list of runs, and the information inside each run's log is awesome. The trick is finding the right log. If a number of Flows run within a small timeframe, it's even harder to find the right one. This is especially difficult with both the Flow logs and the SharePoint list view showing times in the "friendly" "44 minutes ago" format.


I'd like to suggest some sort of search mechanism for the logs. I realize this can be very hard if you think across all of the different services. Specifically I'm working with SharePoint content, and I know we need something here. Another approach would be to give us a way to see the Flow runs which have happened for a particular item, sort of like we have for SPD workflows today. This would be an orthogonal view on the same Flow logs, but based on the triggering item.




Better Identification for Excel Access Rights in Team Flows

Status: New
by IvanGuberkov a week ago - last edited a week ago

Hi team,


I'm using a team flow where we have multiple people involved. The data comes from a shared Excel Workbook, but whenever I try to edit the flow it is very hard to distinguish the exact excel connection that needs to be chosen. Every single connection is marked as Excel with no-reference to the owner


Here is exactly how it looks

Can you please add something like Excel (user email) instead?


The current poll interval that Flow checks for new data on a Microsoft Form is 3600 seconds.

Could we have an option to decrease this interval?

Some forms we could do with triggering a flow more often than once an hour.

Planner action creates bucket

Status: New
by alexis_kokkinos on ‎08-06-2017 04:22 PM

Thank you for including planner actions.  Can you please add the following action: "Create new Bucket".  

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