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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: Completed

Hi all,

 

Happy to update that this feature is now rolled out to and available for use. The documentation is updated as well:

For more info about how to use this action, see this tutorial: Introducing 'when an item or file modified' trigger and 'Get changes' action

 

Thank you all for the feedback and please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Thanks,

Chakkaradeep

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New Member

It just seems to simple a request- especially if you want these products adopted by a wider market, you need to make it point and click as much as possible. I have my hands full as it is and don't have time to dedicate to learning JSON or other overly complicated flows. 

 

Scenario- i have an off boarding SPO list. When a specific field is modified, or a group of fields, i want to trigger emails to specific users in the org, ie 'remove mailbox and network access' field is updated trigger an email to user x.

 

At the moment this seems to be impossible. 

Power Automate

Hi all,

 

As posted earlier, we are looking into how we build this capability into SharePoint triggers. There is no need to post another item in the SharePoint User Voice as the product team is already monitoring the request here. 

 

Thanks,

Chaks

New Member

Hi Chaks,

 

thanks for the reply- yes i know you are monitoring this but by the date 2/8/18 is sometime ago now, and as you mentioned the eta was early this year. When can we have an updated timeframe for this request? It's absolutely critical otherwise we're unable to leverage these systems to their full potential. 

Anonymous
Not applicable

@Chakkaradeep ; any deadline for this change, as it is weird to receive same comments from Microsoft for last 2 years..

Advocate II

Come on please. We really need this feature. 

Helper II

must to have option in Flow

Advocate III

is there any status updates? 

Frequent Visitor

It would be good even if we could get a modification to the trigger condition to allow for instance a "@onChange(" expression, as that would solve the requirement for granularity.

Resolver I

Looking for an update to this as well. This could be a potential dealbreaker using Flow/Power Automate with the workarounds running EVERY TIME instead of only firing on this event.

Power Automate
Status changed to: Planned

Hi all,

 

Happy to say we are planing to start this work in April.

 

The first deliverable will be a new action that will get changes for one or more columns in a list or library using versions. The action will not only return the columns changed but also all values for each column since the last time the flow ran, thus bringing support for new and old values. You will be able to use this action in your existing flows with the 'when items are created or modified' trigger and still get to know what columns changed and their values. 

 

The second deliverable will be a new trigger 'When a column value changes in a list or library'. This requires more development time. However, we believe the new action will be sufficient for all scenarios and also helps to close this idea as well

 

Can't wait for this to land! Let us know what you think! 

 

Thanks,

Chakkaradeep