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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 🙂

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Anonymous
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I would also find it beneficial to have the ability to copy certain parts of a flow. It would be nice if every action, condition, switch case, apply to each, do until, and scope had a "Copy" in the upper right options. Then you could add the option to paste when clicking on a plus in the flow.

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I want to copy action by drag the action with press Ctrl key.

For quick and easy way for add action which existing in my flow.

 

My scenario:

1. Add "Teams - alert the team" actions at some places in my flow.

2. Add "Send a mail" actions at some places in my flows.

 

Now, for adding each actions, I need to type the service name, and select the action.

By Ctrl + Drag the existing actions, Do more in Microsoft Flow just like PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

 

Regards,

Yoshihiro Kawabata

 

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Very important !!

 

Time saving...

Without that, use of Flow can only be limited.

 

Anonymous
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Hi

Flow should have the ability to copy flow actions so that repeatable actions can be copied to various conditions or switch cases.

 

Thanks

Rakhi

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I agree. This is a much needed feature. 

 

Thanks!

Level: Power Up

I also agree. This would propel Flow forward immensly. 

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I agree as well, can be a real time-saver!

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Agreed, looking for this months later.

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To expand a bit on that, I find it pretty crazy that this isn't implemented yet, I've had a few circumstances where I've had 5+ switch cases that should EASILY be able to be copied instead of 10+ mins per case mimicking the other ones, pretty mind-boggling to think how much time is spent having to do these things.

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It is so easy to drag and drop to MOVE an action and it works so well - please extend this same experience to a COPY function. As a previous user suggested, perhaps holding down ctrl key would work, or adding a pop up when you drop the action in the new spot to ask move or copy. It took me an hour to replicate actions for switch cases, whereas it would have only taken a few minutes if I could copy the actions and tweak the one thing that needed tweaked for each case. Thanks for your work on this!