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Document Library Approval Flow

I've created a document library and, using SP Designer, I've created 3 people picker fields and a current status field. I would to create a flow that would do the following:

 

When the new document is Checked In..

...Send an approval email to people picker one to approve.... Current Status field = "Approved by approver 1"

....When approved, send email to people picker two to approve .... Current Status field = "Approved by approver 2"

...When approved, send email to people picker three to approve..... Current Status field = "Approval complete"

 

In the "new file is created" flow, I couldnt access any of the fields used to upload a new file (Name, title, my 3 people pickers, and current status) to create the flow.

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v-yamao-msft
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Community Support

Hi Lp939,

 

Currently Custom Columns from SharePoint Libraries are not available as dynamic content in Flow. I would suggest you vote and comment this idea at here:
https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/Ability-to-use-custom-columns-from-Doc-library-in-add...

 

Thanks for feedback. I will also collect and report this request from my side.

 

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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lmauriceparker
Helper I
Helper I

What about accessing the default fields, instead of my custom fields? Are those accessible to create a flow?

Hi lmauriceparker,

 

As we can see, when creating a flow which is triggered by “SharePoint – When a file is created”, the dynamic contents we can get from it are File name, file path, etc.


It seems that the only available default field is File name.

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Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Hi,

 

Thank you for sharing the link.. There is another similar idea in the Flow channel if you would like to follow...

 

 https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/SharePoint-Files-all-fields-not-just-a-few/idc-p/2616...

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