Flow Ideas

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If a failure returns from the HTTP Service (anything other than Success, e.g. 404 etc) then the Flow fails and doesn't continue. It would be better if it was to continue and then conditions based on the Status Code can be added to determine the next action.

We have huge set of legacy desktop applications which exposes CLI/API. In our business process theses applicaitons are acting a major role. To automate our end to end process, we need to invoke these tools from Flow. With this, we can utilize the flow for automating our end to end manual process.


I can able to write a wrapper service (HTTP / REST) for the CLI or API exposed by the desktop application and run that service as the windows service in each machine. As part of the workflow, If I am able to invoke these services from flow, will be very helpful for us to automate our process.

When a file is modified I want to add a trigger to post a message in Microsoft teams in a specific conversation

It would be nice if users can use Flow for Action to create Planner Tasks based on SharePoint List / Office 365 Group List item status or some other Conditions. It will reduce the need for double entry between Planner and SharePoint lists.

Or some reverse Flows, similar to the actions available for Trello and Wonderlist, plus updating a SharePoint List with a card name, or OneNote entry, or ideally Excel - that can be used as a workaround on the missing reporting functionality from Planner.

This would help people staying within Planner instead of using third party apps.

If you try to create a flow that uses a list that has a Lookup Field which was defined in a parent site, Flow returns an error:


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An error is returned even if the field is not being used as part of the flow. 


Add the From field on the action “Send Approval email” like the "Send email" Action


Status: New
by JPD on ‎02-23-2017 03:03 AM

The ability to create flows based on task and event changes within planner in O365

Flow nicely integrates with various email services, I see separate Actions and Triggers for Gmail, Office 365 Outlook, Outlook.com.


All these services follow a similar pattern. They allow emails to be fetched from an inbox and access the Body, Subject, To, CC etc, which is all nice and well. However, what is deparately needed is the ability to get a copy of the full email in MSG or EML format so the entire email can be passed between services so it can be archived or processed further.


I see quite a few people asking for this in the forums and we need it as well so our customers can pass emails (as MSG or EML) into our Flow based PDF Converter.


As requested in the following Flow discussions











Most people ask for a very specific implementation (e.g. Store email in SharePoint), but as we already have the facility to create files in SharePoint (and DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box.com) we just need a generic function in each of the provided email services to 'Get email as MSG'. From here on the MSG can be passed into other services without tying the implementation into a specific service.


Status: Planned

Thanks for the feedback (and the great evidence collection linking to the various posts!). We are now planning on doing this feature. Thank you!

We can now copy a Flow , but it would be nice if we could copy a Flow into another environment

There currently are no triggers for Dynamics 365 for Operations and I think they should be driven by Dynamics 365 for Operations Alerts.


In D3FO, Alerts are planned to be implemented (but do not yet exist). I think it makes logical sense to have Flow triggers connect to Dynamics 365 for Operations Alerts (when available). This would allow one trigger to have an incredibly robust set "virtual triggers" without designing multiple triggers in Flow.


The abilities offered with Alerts+Flow Triggers would be a major "wow" factor for customers and would let you Flow on almost anything.

Integrate with Microsoft Teams.

Status: Planned
by seongliyn on ‎11-02-2016 09:06 PM

Please support integrate with Microsoft Teams.

Status: Planned

Microsoft Teams support is something we're planning on, unfortunately, we cannot provide an ETA at this time because there is no public Microsoft Teams REST API. We are working with Microsoft Teams to get exposing REST APIs booked so we can light it up in Flow. Thank you!

Timezone Support for Sharepoint Date Column

Status: New
by Piagno on ‎02-15-2017 11:04 PM

If I output the date column from a sharepoint list with the value 5.4.2017(UTC+01), it actually outputs 4.4.2017. This is because flow currently only supports UTC+00.

A workaround is to change the timezone from the sharepoint list to UTC+00. But then the "Created" and other time Column are wrong.


Please add support for other Timezones, even if it has to be declared in the flow himself.

Can you add the possibility of adding Folders on Sharepoint Libraries

Please add the choice type item to "Update Item" action with SharePoint List.

In current, only text type items can be selected.pic2.png

I think following scinario.
If "Status" item is changed to "Released", "Publish" column is changed to "Publishable" automatically by Flow.

Office 365 Planner

Status: Planned
by Erihje on ‎06-02-2016 05:04 AM



Will you implement Flow for Office 365 Planner also, if so do you have any ETA for this?


Thanks for an excellent solution so far!

Status: Planned

Planner support is something we're working on, unfortunately, we cannot provide an ETA at this time because there are fixes required in the Planner REST API that are required before it can function in Microsoft Flow. We are working with the Planner team to get these changes booked so we can light it up in Flow. Thank you!

Share Flows between users

Status: Completed
by Unte on ‎10-14-2016 03:40 AM

Is there a way to share Flows?


For Corporate it's not good to assign flow to single user. It would be great to make flows for group of people to monitor and maintain Flow


Status: Completed

This is now available in preview! See here for more details: https://ms.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/team-flows/

Facebook trigger

Status: New
by zogmrbill a week ago

Facebook trigger, when a page is "liked"

Trigger: E-Mail Category change

Status: New
by PeterAlbus on ‎02-22-2017 08:17 AM

Trigger a flow, if I change a category of an e-mail that is already in my inbox.


e.g.: I open an e-mail in Outlook desktop and set it's category to 'Licensing' and then close (and save) this e-mail. Then I want to trigger a flow to work on this e-mail.

It would be nice to have a trigger for OneNote that doesn't just use creating a new section or group, but that also includes editing a page or a section in a group.

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