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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.

Frequent Visitor

@Mohammed_1 I've kept my test this morning running so hopefully it happens, what size was your attachment?  Having the attachments on the approval email seemed to slow down the time in which it was sent through but that is to be expected.  I'm not entirely sure if there's anything else I can do except wait but the 16 hour run that I cancelled this morning doesn't fill me with much hope.  I also tested without any attachments like you said and it worked perfectly as expected.

Frequent Visitor

@GFinlayRPS It is a 2KB attachment. But I tested yesterday multiple scenarios with same attachment size (and some other bigger attachments) and I had to cancel them after 20 hours. So apparently performance is not consistent here.

Frequent Visitor

Hopefully @TCambs can assist, after the Approval Response is Submitted my attachment array isn't needed anymore so it doesn't even need to be computed in the submission, it can be called again elsewhere in flow if necessary.

Frequent Visitor

Waiting on this fix - I'm assuming this will still be launched this coming Friday/Monday?

Power Automate

The issue with flow resumption for approvals with attachments (Start and Wait, Wait for Approval actions) has already been fixed and is already in the process of rolling out to every region over the course of this week. Everyone should have the fix by Monday 12/16.

Frequent Visitor

Excellent 👍 Roll on Monday

Frequent Visitor


Today,12/16 The issue with flow resumption for approvals with attachments not work

Regular Visitor

Thank you @TCambs  ! I have run some tests on my approval flow this morning and it is running successfully with attachments. 🙂

Frequent Visitor

@KKailly  I have run some tests on my approval flow this morning  it not successfully 

Regular Visitor

@wacora Can you please provide additional information?

At which step it's failing?

Are you able to send an approval email with attachments?