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Copy action - time saver

It would be nice if I could copy an action into another. It'll make it easier and faster to complete the flow.

 

For example:

Depending on the day of the week, I need to update the [todayschedule] on SharePoint list.  Using the Switch/Case actions, on Monday case, add an [Update Item] action. Then copy this action for Tuesday - Friday cases and just change the [todayschedule] column without needing to select the list path, list name, ID, and other required contents each time.

 

Thanks.

 

 

Status: Completed

This day has finally arrived when Flow supports copy paste.

Although it seems like a simple feature to build, there is a lot of complexity involved in supporting this feature. Especially when you think about handling references and action names across flows.

 

I appreciate all the feedback on this post, and know that you've played a very important role in shaping the future of Microsoft Flow.

 

More details on Clipboard support here: https://preview.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-clipboard-in-flow-designer-and-three-new-u...

 

Highly recommend reading through, if you are a fan of easter eggs 🙂

Comments
Level: Power Up

 When is this feature expected?

Level: Powered On

Yes, we need copy and paste of complete blocks. I have a flow with 10 paralell branches working on different data, but with the same actions. I had to build it 10x, since it is also not possible to access the different data in my list (10 sets of 4 columns) within a Do for Each block.

Level: Powered On

As of 9/14/2018 2 PM EST, copy action is not available yet in Flow. Started manually adding repeated actions due to time constraints.

Level: Powered On

yup, really struggling during parallel approval flow creation, all is sort of rework 

Level: Powered On

I hope this feature rolls out the soonest and won't get stuck in "backlogs" awaiting for completion.

Anonymous
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+1 for the ability to copy actions.

Level 8

Should be able to also copy/duplicate a "scope" and its activities/steps inside of such scope.

Level: Powered On

I"m adding to the request, please include 'copy action' along the lines of how we can move actions. It's a pain to have to replicate multiple actions

Level: Powered On

I can't believe you can't do this!

Level: Powered On

This is really silly not to have...