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Searching for an item in a list makes the flow option disappear

USE CASE:  EXPECT USER TO FIND A VENDOR IN A LIST OF 4,000+ ITEMS, THEN START A FLOW TO CREATE A PURCHASE ORDER.

IF YOU BROWSE TO A VENDOR ITEM IN THE LIST, AND SELECT IT, THE FLOW OPTION IS AVAILABLE IN THE MENU

FLOWoption.png

 

HOWEVER, IF YOU FIND THE SAME ITEM VIA SEARCH AND SELECT THE ITEM, THE FLOW OPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE
FLOWISSUESEARCH.png

*TO RECREATE THIS SCENARIO, SELECT THE LIST FIRST.  THEN USE SEARCH.

 

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Super User II
Super User II

Re: Searching for an item in a list makes the flow option disappear

Hey,

 

The first screenshot is the list

The second screenshot is search results - displayed simiallary to a list

 

microsoft are adding more features slowly to the search results inside a list, but appears this is not one of them unfortuantely.

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Super User II
Super User II

Re: Searching for an item in a list makes the flow option disappear

as for a fix - you could add a blank column and use column formatting to start your flow this should still work i.e.

 

https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-list-formatting/tree/master/column-samples/generic-start-flow

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Frequent Visitor

Re: Searching for an item in a list makes the flow option disappear

Thank you for the reply, Gristy.  I did add a text column, with column formatting to attempt to start the Flow.  The flow does not start when you search for the item in the list.  When I click the button in the column, nothing happens. 

 

The same button works as expected, if you browse to the item, or if you filter via column headers to the item.

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Super User II
Super User II

Re: Searching for an item in a list makes the flow option disappear

That sucks

Best bet is to post on uservoice asking to add this in the future
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Community Support
Community Support

Re: Searching for an item in a list makes the flow option disappear

Hi @kenttschoepe,

 

Maybe you can refer to this blog that how to create a button in SharePoint list to trigger an MS Flow: 

https://wonderlaura.com/2018/07/18/button-in-sharepoint-list-to-trigger-microsoft-flow/

 

This is the full document that SharePoint Column formatting:

https://support.office.com/en-US/client/results?Shownav=true&lcid=1033&ns=SPOStandard&version=16&omk...

 

This is the part of the above doc that how to Execute Flow using the Flow ID:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/declarative-customization/column-formatting#create-a...

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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