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daviddiez
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Use trigger "When an email is flagged" in emails stored in subfolders

Hi,

I am trying to use an existing template to create planner tasks when a new email is "flagged". The problem I am having is that I have all the emails automatically distributed in outlook sub-folders, and the template only allows me to check in one outlook folder at a time.

I have more than 30 sub-folders, and I guess I could do it work by having 30 different flows, but it must be something more direct.

Is there any wild characeter, or something I can add on the code so any email flagged in inbox and its subfolders activates the trigger?

 

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Gristy
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Hey, unfortunately i do not think so it is a 1:1 mapping with the folder.

WalkerMH
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I have the same challenge. Any wildcard we could use as folder name?

VictorIvanidze
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We can't use wildcards there. To solve the problem I'd create an add-in for Outlook. Not a flow.

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Anonymous
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Hi Victor,

 

Would you mind elaborating your workaround please?

 

I'm having the same problem too

 

Thanks!

VictorIvanidze
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An Outlook  COM add-in can "listen to" different folders, but a flow cannot. That's all.

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juresti
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Buenas tardes @daviddiez 

 

There is the To Do connector that will solve your issue.

 

It did for me. I am able to flag an email in any folder and then create a task. 

 

I use the To-do connector. Every email you flag no matter which folder, Outlook web puts it into a Flagged Email folder.

 

When I flag an email it triggers and then I create a task out of it with a preset due date and reminder. Then I come back and "unflag" the email or I will have an email and a task marked, which I don't need.

 

You can create a planner task after the trigger.

 

The action states a specific folder, but that specific folder is where all flagged emails go to "Flagged Emails" folder.

 

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Great work around thanks. 

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