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Adding an Attachment to an Approval Email In Flow

You should be able to attach a document to an approval email using flow. 

Status: Started

We are now working on the functionality to attach files to Approval requests.

Power Automate

Attachments should now be available everywhere.


Frequent Visitor

Glad to see that the attachments are available with the approvals now. I'm not able to attach multiple attachments and I'm using the same method I did for send email with options. Do you know what's going on?

Also, where did the comments section go in the approval? 

Helper IV
Helper IV

This is not the outcome i expected...

I expected that for example when you get an approval email you can attach files and attachments go to second approver and now i can insert attachment from somewhere and for some reason

Regular Visitor

Is there any way to email the physical documents, not just the links? 

Regular Visitor

@Aiyaa To attach multiple attachments use an array variable and use the below formula to append values 


"name": @{items('Apply_to_each_45')?['DisplayName']},
"content": @{body('Get_attachment_content')['$content']}

Frequent Visitor


I used Start and wait for an approval  with attachment ,when i click approve in my email  it not response to  my flow . In flow stay running it not successfull  


and then if i don't attachment ,when i click approve in my email it response to my flow to successfull.

 please help...



Advocate II

@KKailly, I am having the same issue as @wacora.  I have used the separate "Create an Approval" action and "Wait for an approval" action though.  When I add attachment(s) to the approval, I get the approval, but when I approve or reject the approval, the "Wait for an approval" action doesn't respond:








If I don't attach a file, then the flow completes successfully

Regular Visitor

@viewfile @wacora  I am also facing something similar. I have run some tests and noticed that the flow is actually collecting the response but it waits for around 4 hours when actioned by the approver before proceeding to the next action in flow.

New Member

Hi there, I discovered that Approval request with an attachment on it are not coming back to Flow once the approval is giving. 

Regular Visitor

From what reference point is my array variable named? My drop down is blank.