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Alternatively, allow us to trigger a flow on the updating of a particular field.


Currently, when a Dynamics 365 record is updated, we have no useful information regarding the nature of the change. 



OneNote Trigger

Status: New
by jlj39 2 weeks ago

When you tag something with "To Do" in OneNote, create a Planner My tasks entry.

It is a common scenarion in on prem SharePoint to utilize Information Management Policies at the site collection scope to initiate workflows. Currently there is no way to trigger a workflow from a SharePoint Online retention policy.

OneNote - Set a page name

Status: New
by SB Wednesday

Today, impossible to set the name of the page.

Only possible to define content of the page.

to bad :_(

Lovely to see that we can start to add list options as text using the mobile Flow app. I've been wanting the option to specify a SP List to select options from. This could be extended to metadata for access to organizational terms to leverage. 


Approve on notification

Status: New
by briangre 2 weeks ago

It would be useful for the Approval process to include the ability to Approve/Decline directly in the app notification instead of having to open the Flow app. This is possible today in (for example) email notification on the iphone where the user can select to reply/forward/delete directly from the email notification.

Trigger from Microsoft Teams

Status: New
by NishantS on ‎05-30-2017 08:23 AM

Currently Microsoft Teams integration with Flow is available in terms of "actions" (https://ms.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/services/shared_teams/microsoft-teams/). It would be useful to be able to have "triggers" from Microsoft Teams to enable scenarios such as "when a new message is posted in a channel" take "some" action...

If user is added to an Active Directory group trigger.


I'd like to make several "role based triggers" like adding all employees of a particular job description to an Office 365 group.

I would love to see buttons in SharePoint. For instance when you want to click a button, select the title of the Flow from the Flow dropdown menu like the image below:pic3.png




When the flow is selected let a sidebar fly in from the right where you can fill in the inputs (if you have any) and start the flow when you're done filling in the inputs or clicked an "ok"-button.

Status: Started

Add horizontal scroll bar when working with wide flows

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

UPDATE:- This appears to be happending intermittently. Sometimes the horizontal scroll bar will appear when required, other times not. 


I am currently working on a flow with a few CASE and CONDITION statements. This results in a very horizontally 'wide' flow. There is no horizontal scroll bar showing in my browser (Chrome) making it hard to navigate around the flow. I can successfully scroll horizontally using the arrow keys. 


It would be great to have connectors for IT service management services. There is already a request (link) for ServiceNow on this ideas forum, but it would be great to have more:


Probably I'm missing a couple more... but this could be a great start.

SharePoint - Update Item Choice Field

Status: Started
by todmar on ‎04-26-2017 12:20 PM

Two things:


1) When using a workflow to update a SharePoint list item, any selection for a Choice field is deleted during the update. This prohibits building a workflow to update an item with any Choice field. Is there a workaround for this?


2) Update Item in a workflow currently does not allow for Choice field updates. Will this be accounted for soon?


Thank you -

Status: Started

Integrate with Microsoft Teams.

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

Please support integrate with Microsoft Teams.

Status: Completed

The Microsoft Teams connector is now available - the connector and its associated templates are visible here: https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/services/shared_teams/microsoft-teams/ 

If there is a need to update Sharepoint document library item metadata, the document in the library must be checked out. It will a great benefit if we in a flow can perform check-out and check-in functions in Sharepoint. This will ensure that e.g. user selecting in email with option, that results in updated metadata will be documented in a version.

Office 365 Planner

Status: Completed
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: Completed

Good news: you can now create planner tasks with the new connector. Read more here: https://flow.microsoft.com/blog/planner-community-and-licenses/ - if you have futher requests for planner please open new suggestions. Thanks!

I am aware of the behavior that the approval Flow can only send an email to the fixed contacts, therefore the users are required to select the user's name who they want to send each time. The destination of email differs for every opportunity so that I hope the feature will be enabled to send an email to the arbitrarily selected users by setting. Thank you for your continued support.

I hope the feature will allow the users to freely update the "Choice" column in the Custom List by using Flow. Below the reference, a workaround is described that the user can be used a simple string field instead.

- Title: Release notes
- URL: https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/release-notes/#known-issues-and-resolutions
- Description:Flows can't write to Lookup, Choice, People and Groups, and Taxonomy fields in SharePoint lists. We recommend using a simple string field until this is corrected.

By the way, we assume that this workaround has a possibility for the inconsistency of data. To avoid this matter, I hope the feature will be improved enables updating to the "Choice" column in the Custom List via Flow in the near future.

Admin Center

Status: New
by DannMann a week ago

So just started working with Flow but see the huge potential. However, it'd be nice to have folders you could group your flows into. Say you made a bunch of Flows for Accounts Payable and several for Logistics, it'd be nice to keep them seperate.



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!

Update SharePoint document metadata

Status: Planned
by Samurai_ka on ‎02-24-2017 06:16 AM

I can read metadata of an document from an SharePoint document library. I'm missing an action to update columns of an existing document.

Status: Planned
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