cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
brandanb
Level: Powered On

"Flow" menu does not appear when searching a SharePoint list

Hi,

 

When in a SharePoint list and searching for an item using "Search", after finding the item, there is no option for "Flow", for me to run for a selected item on. Any ideas why this is?

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: "Flow" menu does not appear when searching a SharePoint list

@brandanb 

 

To add to @Pstork1 comment, even when you search in the modern view, the flow only works when you are selecting the item on that list in the view. I just tested this on my end and after the search for an item, and when you select it, it just shows a flow to set a reminder (provided you have a date and time field). 

 

Hope this Helps!

View solution in original post

5 REPLIES 5
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: "Flow" menu does not appear when searching a SharePoint list

Hi @brandanb 

 

Can you please share a screenshot of the flow? I wanted to check the trigger that you are using. 

brandanb
Level: Powered On

Re: "Flow" menu does not appear when searching a SharePoint list

image.pngimage.png

These flows work when not searching the SharePoint list. It's just when I search it, the Flow menu when right clicking it goes away. 

Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: "Flow" menu does not appear when searching a SharePoint list

I suspect that what is happening is that Search is taking you back to the classic view of the list instead of the Modern view.  The new Microsoft search is the search experience in the Modern UI.  The traditional search is tied to the classic view web parts, etc. The Flow menu only shows up when you are in the Modern UI, so if you switch to classic it won't be there. I haven't tested it, but I think that is what is happening.



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: "Flow" menu does not appear when searching a SharePoint list

@brandanb 

 

To add to @Pstork1 comment, even when you search in the modern view, the flow only works when you are selecting the item on that list in the view. I just tested this on my end and after the search for an item, and when you select it, it just shows a flow to set a reminder (provided you have a date and time field). 

 

Hope this Helps!

View solution in original post

Highlighted
kenttschoepe
Level: Powered On

Re: "Flow" menu does not appear when searching a SharePoint list

Wanted to add that I too am having the same issue using search, in modern view.  We have a list with over 4,000 items.  If the users scrolls through the list, or uses the filter by column option, then they can select the item and start a flow (either via the ribbon, or via a column I have formatted to start a flow).  However, if they use search, they can select the item but the flow option in the ribbon is no longer available.  And, the button in the formatted column is clickable, but does NOT start the flow.

Maybe this post should be changed back to unsolved, as I am able to recreate this issue today.

FLOW OPTION IS AVAILABLE FOR SELECTED ITEM (FOUND WITHOUT USING SEARCH)
FLOWISSUE.png

 

FLOW OPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SAME SELECTED ITEM, WHEN USER SEARCHES FIRST
FLOWISSUESEARCH.png

Helpful resources

Announcements
thirdimage

Power Automate Community User Group Member Badge

Fill out a quick form to claim your user group badge now!

firstImage

Incoming: New and improved badges!

We've given our badges an overhaul and also added some brand new ones!

fifthimage

Microsoft Learn

Learn how to build the business apps that you need.

sixthImage

Power Platform World Tour

Find out where you can attend!

seventhimage

Webinars & Video Gallery

Watch & learn from the Power Automate Community Video Gallery!

Top Kudoed Authors (Last 30 Days)
Users online (4,967)