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Approval - manager's availability (out of office)



There is much discussion and even templates for vacation approval flows.


I already saw manager lookup functionality in this forum, so that would be a great benefit to use. But what if my direct manager is out of the office (as per his availability status in Outlook) and this is not able to respond to my request? 


Is there a way to check my managers availability first, and if he/she is out of the office, then send the request to my next highest manager in line?



Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Approval - manager's availability (out of office)

Hi @ Jefe,


Checking a user's availability is not supported in microsoft flow currently,

I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in Microsoft Flow currently.


If you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:


Alice Zhang

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Re: Approval - manager's availability (out of office)

Hi @Jefe,

Thank you for posting to the Flow Forum! Our team is dedicated to creating a positive product experience and value your insight on how we can improve our product features.

Once you've submitted your idea to the Flow Ideas Forum, we'd love to follow its voting progress!

Please respond below with the link to your idea in the Flow Ideas Forum and mark it as an "Accepted Solution" so other community members may track its progress and help amplify its value with their votes in the Ideas Forum.

The more other community members view and vote on your idea, it will increase its visibility and prioritization to our Product Development team who moderates the Ideas Forum.

Should your idea become a reality as an improved Flow feature, we will link the solution back to this thread for reference.

Happy Flowing,

-AT (Flow Community Admin)

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