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Create a trigger for SharePoint list columns

It would be nice to have a trigger if a certain column in a SharePoint list is modified. For example, if the column "Status" is modified, or if the column "Assigned To" is populated. So we don't have to use the trigger "When an item is created or modified", where you have to create a lot of workaround conditions just to make sure that the column that was updated is what you need. 

Status: Under Review

Hi all,


We understand the pain points expressed here, and we are currently investigating options in building granular flow triggers for item updates and column changes in SharePoint.


We respectfully ask for your continued patience on this topic for the remainder of this calendar year. We are committed to a viable solution for our customers worldwide, and will continue to post updates here as we solidify our plans (which will most likely be early next year). Again, thank you for your patience, and your feedback on Microsoft Flow integrations with SharePoint.



Chakkaradeep (Chaks)

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@KTP  I'd definitely look at the way that Pieter_Veenstra is suggesting. I haven't gone through and modified my stuff yet based on his post but I intend to give it a shot.  It should easily avoid the double-run of the flow due to the "Update Item" action at the end of the flow in what I described.  But to answer your question. Here's a screenshot of the action:Capture.PNG


You can see in this that you are setting the "Old[Columns]" to the value of the "[Columns]" and all the other "[Columns]" to themselves so that they maintain their value.

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I hope this is coming soon, I have some situations where it will solve them.

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Please implement this! We have immediate need for this functionality in Flow!

Power Automate Staff

Adding @Chakkaradeep to provide notes on feasibility on this idea.