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Send an email when no items are added today to the Sharepoint list

Hello,

We are using a sharepoint list to capture data every weekday. I would like to set up a trigger in a way that MS Flow sends an email at a specified time if no new items are added to the list today. There are existing flows to trigger an email when a new item is created or modified, but could not find any when no new items are added that day. Any thoughts?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Send an email when no items are added today to the Sharepoint list

@BB9 

You can use a recurrence trigger to run a Flow once a day - see my screen shots below.  The expressions that I used can be seen in the action comments area.

Please note that you may need to make an allowance for your time zone as all dates/times in SharePoint are stored in UTC.

NoItems1.jpgNoItems2.jpgNoItems3.jpg

 

 

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Re: Send an email when no items are added today to the Sharepoint list

@ScottShearer 


@ScottShearer wrote:

@BB9 

You can use a recurrence trigger to run a Flow once a day - see my screen shots below.  The expressions that I used can be seen in the action comments area.

Please note that you may need to make an allowance for your time zone as all dates/times in SharePoint are stored in UTC.

NoItems1.jpgNoItems2.jpgNoItems3.jpg

 

 



Thanks Scott. Luckily I just did the similar thing and just about to post the screenshots. One thing to make sure - Date Format (what ever you are comparing with) - formatDateTime(utcNow(),'yyyy-MM-dd').

 

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Super User III

Re: Send an email when no items are added today to the Sharepoint list

@BB9 

You can use a recurrence trigger to run a Flow once a day - see my screen shots below.  The expressions that I used can be seen in the action comments area.

Please note that you may need to make an allowance for your time zone as all dates/times in SharePoint are stored in UTC.

NoItems1.jpgNoItems2.jpgNoItems3.jpg

 

 

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Re: Send an email when no items are added today to the Sharepoint list

@ScottShearer 


@ScottShearer wrote:

@BB9 

You can use a recurrence trigger to run a Flow once a day - see my screen shots below.  The expressions that I used can be seen in the action comments area.

Please note that you may need to make an allowance for your time zone as all dates/times in SharePoint are stored in UTC.

NoItems1.jpgNoItems2.jpgNoItems3.jpg

 

 



Thanks Scott. Luckily I just did the similar thing and just about to post the screenshots. One thing to make sure - Date Format (what ever you are comparing with) - formatDateTime(utcNow(),'yyyy-MM-dd').

 

Flow.png

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Re: Send an email when no items are added today to the Sharepoint list

@ScottShearer Quick question: In the flow that I created, I am getting the date from a specific column to compare with today's date. In your flow, we are getting all items that are created today to get the length. Does it also bring any items that are modified today?

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Re: Send an email when no items are added today to the Sharepoint list

@BB9
My Flow only looks at items created today. You could just substitute modified for created in my filter to find items modified or created today.

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Re: Send an email when no items are added today to the Sharepoint list

Sorry, the previous question is a silly question. Your flow uses Created date ge so, should be good!

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