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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
New Member

agree, much needed feature

Regular Visitor

In a approval flow a copy function can save a lot of time.

Please add.

Regular Visitor

does anyone at Microsoft read this list ?  Id be keen to see a response...  like "we are thinking of maybe adding a new function to the mouse right click  to implement it" 🙂

Frequent Visitor

Yes, it would be great if you could copy selected actions (piece of a flow) and paste it either in the same flow or into another flow.

Helper V

Agree, lack of this ability causes flow to create repeating tasks rather than solving them.. Robot Mad

Frequent Visitor

Please add the ability to copy and paste an action. Please!

Power Automate
Status changed to: Planned

We have now added this feature to our backlog and plan on completing it.

Memorable Member

Thank you for 'Planned' of this idea.

Anonymous
Not applicable

Thank you for the plan!

Advocate II

 just my luck the update that implements this will come out tomorrow... after spending days creating repetitive actions 1 action at a time.