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Will Flow do what I need it to do?

I am working on automating my City Building Department.  Currently we are using OneNote for Building Inspections and Files.  My vision is to build a form that can be filled out online by a customer and submitted to apply for a building permit.  They would need to attach files.  I would then like to have that data captured and then sent tp various departments for review and approval then also used to populate other forms we use to be printed if needed.  I am at a loss on if the Microsoft software is robust enough or do I need to use Acrobat or SQL to make this happen?

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Hi @GCBldgInsp,


If you are only using Onenote I afraid that it is difficult to achieve your needs.


I suggest that you could take a try to create a sharepoint list,and let user fill out the columns and add attachment with the files.


You could create the flow with trigger "When an item is created",and add action "Start an approval" for various departments approval.


You could take a try on your side to see if your requirement could be achieved.




Best regards,


Hello, @GCBldgInsp!


Have you had a chance to apply @v-yuazh-msft ‘s recommendation to adapt your Flow? If yes, and you find that solution to be satisfactory, please go ahead and click “Accept as Solution” so that this thread will be marked for other users to easily identify!



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