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manojmittal
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Not able to add Flow to Solution with SharePoint Online Connector

Hello Experts,

 

I am facing strange issue, i create a power automate virtual assistant, As i created topic and added flow with sharepoint online  connector to read data. I saved the flow and try to add the same to solution via Solution -> Add exisitng flow -> Outside Solution. It doesn't appear.

 

Power Automate with SPO Connector.

1.PowerAutomateWithSPOConnector.png

 

Try to add flow to solution after completion. It's not appearing

2.PowerAutomateSPOConnectorDoesnotappear.png

 

When i removed SPO Connector from flow and it start appearing.

3.PowerAutomatewithoutSPOconnector.png

 

Now try to add flow to solution and it start appearing

4.PowerAutomateRemovedSPOConector.png

 

Is it expected behaviour, Power Automate Virtual assistant flow doesn't support sharepoint online connection. 

 kindly suggest experts,  @yashag2255   @Pstork1  @ScottShearer 

 
 
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Hi @manojmittal 

 

I directly created the flow in a solution and it worked as expected. The limitation still exists when you try to move an already created flow that uses SP connections to a solution!

 

Hope this Helps!

 

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Pstork1
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This is one of the known limitations for Power Automate Solutions.

  • Flows that connect to SharePoint are not available in solutions.

 

This is from the list of limitations found here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/use-solution-explorer#known-lim...



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I am quite surprised to see below article https://www.c-sharpcorner.com/article/how-to-add-action-to-a-bot-using-microsoft-power-automate/ . Author has created a power automate virtual assistant two weeks before and it 's not working now. 

Pstork1
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I'm not sure what that has to do with the virtual assistant flow not being visible in the solution.  That's been a limitation all along.  I believe the virtual assistant capability is still in preview.  That means it probably won't be guaranteed to be stable until it exits Preview.



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@yashag2255  I saw your video with Jon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxad-kSLQ9Y . Could you please suggest, how it was working. is that feature removed now ?

 

@Pstork1 Thanks for your efforts.

Hi @manojmittal 

 

I directly created the flow in a solution and it worked as expected. The limitation still exists when you try to move an already created flow that uses SP connections to a solution!

 

Hope this Helps!

 

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!

Hi @yashag2255 ,

 

Your comments and the comments from this article - https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/october-updates-for-microsoft-flow/ suggests that the solutions now support the flows with SharePoint connections, but the comments from @Pstork1 seem to say otherwise. A bit confused with the whole thing - can you confirm if they are supported now and also can you tell how the connections to sharepoint site can be changed when when deployed to a new environment?

 

Thanks,

Vammers

Pstork1
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Let me try to clarify my comments.  You cannot add an existing flow that uses the SharePoint connector to a Solution.  You have to create the flow from inside the context of the Solution.  Once you do that you can add a SharePoint connector.  But you can't add a pre-existing flow.  It doesn't show up, as you already saw.



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