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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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Jonjo
Regular Visitor

@Chakkaradeep

 

Action 'Get_changes_for_an_item_or_a_file_(properties_only)' failed
Error Details
sinceInput not specified
 
Can't find any documentation about these new actions anywhere so a bit of help would be appreciated.
 
Ignore that. My Mistake, was trying to use the 'Get Changes for an item or file (properties only)' action on an existing flow with a 'When an item is created or modified' trigger rather than the new 'When an item or file is modified' trigger. Works like a dream.   

 

ONYXJas
Advocate IV

Is there an ETA for this yet?

Chakkaradeep
Power Automate

@ONYXJas It should be available. I am still working on the docs to be updated, but in the meantime, please do watch this video walkthrough on how to use the new trigger and action.

rmprecioso
Frequent Visitor

@Chakkaradeep 

 

Is it just me or really a bug,

 

I tried the new trigger "When an item or a file is modified" but the result is a collection rather than the expectation of the specific item triggered.

 

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harunerbil
New Member

Hi @Chakkaradeep 

I tried and do not trigger. Can we use is now? Is it in production now ?

mo_jo_jo
Frequent Visitor

Really really useful to finally have this finally available.

 

@Chakkaradeep 

Can you please confirm if there are any plans to produce such a true/false value for the "attachments" field? I.e. to confirm whether the attachment field value has altered from previous run?

Can't find that field listed within the fields output by the new action.

 

Thanks. 

Mamzy
Helper I

Hi @Chakkaradeep 

Hi I tried the trigger "When an Item or File is modified" but this even triggers when a new list item is created as well as modified. 

 

I though the point of this was to trigger when items are modified in a list?

 

HELP!!! 

Chakkaradeep
Power Automate
Status changed to: 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

pstrindlundcat
Advocate I

@Chakkaradeep . The ask for this idea was to have a trigger for "When value in column has changed". The new release you are referring to is not doing that (from what I understand). "When an item is modified" still triggers on ALL changes. That is not what the ask is.

Chakkaradeep
Power Automate

@pstrindlundcat You use the 'when an item or file is modified' trigger and then the 'Get changes for an item or file' action. Please also watch the tutorial video included in my post if you are unclear how to use this to understand what columns were modified when an item or file was updated.