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Include Checklist Within Planner Task When Created in Flow

We use Flow to create recurring tasks in Planner.  It would be helpful to be able to include a checklist within this task.

Status: Completed

You can work with checklists in the Planner connector - read more here:

New Member

I'm new to the forum so perhaps I don't understand the categorization of ideas here.  This thread is over two years old, yet still shows as "New."  

Is there anyone here (preferably from Microsoft) who can explain the escalation/review process?

This seems to be fairly popular.

Regular Visitor

14 pages of users requesting this... and nothing from MS... This feature is sorely needed. Would be nice if it was sooner than later.

Edit after some digging

The Planner forums/pages also have a similar request for them to be able to use a "template" - which may be why this hasn't been addressed? Is the Flow staff waiting on the Planner staff to fill a feature request and then use that as the answer to this?

what's worse is, it seems to be a simple container in:

const plannerTaskDetails

checklist: {
@odata.type: "microsoft.graph.plannerChecklistItem",
title: "Update task details",
ischecked: true

Which means that not only is this a highly requested feature, but it seems to be one they are quite capable of fulfilling within the standard flow/planner dev cycle. 

I'll even do the legwork for the dev team

New Member

Good idea

New Member


Regular Visitor

Can we please get this feature?

Regular Visitor

I would also like to include a link to a document into a task. 

My use case is I want to start a task when a new document in a folder is created. It would make sense to also include this document / the link to the document in the task.


Regular Visitor

I agree that this would be very helpful!

New Member

I was just trying to figure out how to do this.


We have some processes that we would like to have a standard checklist automatically show up on a given task when it is created in a specific Planner group/bucket.

Regular Visitor

I think I found a solution.


There's now an action called "Update Task Details", where you can add multiple lines of text.

I now use this to add the link of a created document which triggers the flow in the first place and a general . 

Regular Visitor

This idea/suggestion in this thread is regarding creating & updating planner checklists. @SarahLauer if you have an idea (such as linking docs) please find or create an idea/suggestion specific to that purpose rather than using a marginally related thread.