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Formatting a URL as a hyperlink in a Teams notification created from a Flow

I have a flow that is supposed to create a Teams notification with a link to the PowerApp (model-driven and/or canvas). The problem is the URL isnt presented as a hyperlink, just as text so the users are supposed to copy and paste it in a browser to open the app, which is a pain. Is there any way to format the URL as a hyperlink within the Teams notification using Flow?
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Hi @PowerAddict ,

 

At present, the action supported by Flow in Teams to send messages to specified users is only Post a message as the Flow bot to a user, but unfortunately, HTML tags are not supported to modify the content in the message, so the link cannot be created.

 

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Community Support Team _ Barry
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manuelstgomes
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HI @PowerAddict 

 

Have you tried building the HTML that sends the information back to Teams?

 

Something like this:

 

Screenshot 2019-09-26 at 09.55.21.png

 

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Hi Manuel,

Thanks a lot for your reply. Just a couple of points:
1. We are not posting this notification to a Teams channel, instead to specific individual users e.g. the user that created the case or the user who's queue the case is in.
2. The URL isn't constant. In other words, it's not a hard coded URL. The URL is to take the user to the specific case in the model-driven app, about which the notification is for.

Apologies for not clearly stating these points earlier.

 

Hi @PowerAddict ,

 

At present, the action supported by Flow in Teams to send messages to specified users is only Post a message as the Flow bot to a user, but unfortunately, HTML tags are not supported to modify the content in the message, so the link cannot be created.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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PowerAddict
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Thanks a lot for your response. Has this been submitted as a feature request already? 

hi, i'm having the same issue.  does anyone know if there has been a resolution yet?

MellowYing
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I got this working using the below format:

[Hyperlink Name](https://url)


i.e.[Google](https://www.google.co.za)

Anonymous
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It is not working..

How did you get this to work?  Did you enter it in as a function?  Cuz I just tried both a function and plain text and neither worked. 

CCHIC_AM
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I had the same issue to send monitoring alert with SCOM trough MS Graph API. You need to use simple quote with \ escape char <a href=\'<URL>\'>HyperlinkName</a>


Exemple from SCOM:

<href=\'$Target/Property[Type="Notification!Microsoft.SystemCenter.AlertNotificationSubscriptionServer"]/WebConsoleUrl$/#/monitoring/drilldown/alert/$UrlEncodeData/Context/DataItem/AlertId$\'>Alert link</a>
 
Teams Chat API exemple 
You may need to place " for ' in those exemple.
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