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How to request user input for power automate flow

Hi Power Automate Team,

I've developed a flow activated by the MS Teams For a selected message action. Following activation, my goal is to ask for additional details from the user.

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I understand this is achievable, as demonstrated by the Create a new Trello card from a message flow.

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When attempting to construct a similar flow that includes requested fields, I encounter difficulties saving the flow due to these fields being mandatory.

As illustrated in the example below, I aim to prompt the user to enter the x-space-id, which is a dybamic list variable, in an MS Teams popup, similar to the Trello scenario.

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How can I achieve this?

Thank you.

Multi Super User
Multi Super User


Click on the trigger and add an adaptive card.


How to Trigger a Power Automate Flow From Any Message In Teams (



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Sudeep Ghatak
Microsoft MVP, Business Applications
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No that does not help. Completly misread my question:

Advocate I
Advocate I

I need more clarification, so you created the adaptive card and asked for the x-space-id in it. 
what is the next step ? In the screen-shoot, it looks like u want to send the x-space-id to a graph groups and users.
which action are u using?


and what do u have in the dropdown:


For me it looks like u need to pass the collected x-space-id. That should be available in the adaptive card.


This is my recreated adaptive card json with the required x-space-id

    "$schema": "",
    "type": "AdaptiveCard",
    "version": "1.3",
    "body": [
            "type": "TextBlock",
            "text": "Please provide additional details",
            "weight": "Bolder",
            "size": "Medium"
            "type": "Input.Text",
            "id": "x-space-id",
            "placeholder": "Enter the X-Space ID",
            "isRequired": true,
            "errorMessage": "X-Space ID is required",
            "label": "Enter id"
    "actions": [
            "type": "Action.Submit",
            "title": "Submit"


if I'm not correct please provide the end goal, because the Trello example may not have all the steps that u need to have to complete your goal.

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Your solution is missing the point! similar to trello x-space-id is a dynamic variable. As I understand you cannot have dynamic variables in adaptive cards.

Advocate I
Advocate I

The 'id' property of the input field will be static, but the user will provide the dynamic value.

If you collect an 'x-space-id' from an Adaptive Card, you can then use that input to set the value of a variable in your flow using the "Set variable" action or within expressions throughout your flow.


While the variable names in the Adaptive Card schema are static, the values they hold can be dynamic and based on user input. This allows you to create flows that react to user-provided data in a dynamic way, even though the variable names themselves cannot be dynamically generated within the Adaptive Card.

Frequent Visitor

Sorry mate, that's no what I'm looking for. You solution misses the point of my question.

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❤️  np np. Tnx.

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x-space-id is a dynamic list variable, in other words similar to Trello, a user chooses a possible x-space-id values from a list. If I follow your instructions then user will be asked to input the x-space-id manually instead.

Also, if you look at the Trello template, they don't use adaptive cards like you suggest.

Basically, I want user to choose from this list instead of inputing it manually




So, if i understand you want:


If that is the case that can be done only with hardcoding in the adaptive card

try this sources:


i didn't have a case that requires that approach. Hope it helps. 




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@Archy Yes that's the goal, I want to display dynamic list: There are few issues with your solutions however:
1. Adaptive cards are is before the dynamic list is run in the flow, and there is no way to pass the list to them.

2. Trello example does not use Adaptive cards:

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My guess is that, because this is a template, empty fields are allowed when creating the flow. These empty fields are then filled by the user when using/instantiating the template. However, since the creation of templates is no longer available and has been deprecated, it is now impossible for users to provide information. Great job, Microsoft!

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