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Need a Sharepoint trigger when a list item is deleted

It seems like basic functionality to have a trigger when a Sharepoint list item is deleted, but somehow, that functionality doesn't exist. I'm not sure exactly how you could have created a trigger for when a list item is created and NOT realized, 'hey, maybe we need to have a trigger for when the item is deleted, too'!

Status: Completed

Good news - this item is completed, you can read about it in this blog post : - there are now triggers for both When an Item is delete and When a file is deleted. Thanks!

Super User

A delete trigger would be extremely helpful.  Always wanted it in SharePoint Designer Workflows.

Regular Visitor

Obviously this is a popular feature request, but I would just like to remind people who stumble across this request and see several pages of comments all asking for the same feature that it can only help motivate Microsoft to act if you add your own comment. Don't just ignore it because a seemingly large number of other people have already reqeusted it, add your voice.


So to take my own advice: Microsoft, we absolutely need a trigger for when an item is deleted from a list. Almost all of the tasks I want to use Flow for that involve lists cannot be properly implemented if Flow can not handle deletion events. This should be a priority feature. 

Helper I

I agree!  Need a delete trigger.


New Member

I Agree. Please provide trigger when a list is deleted. Microsoft needs to implement the functionality ASAP

New Member

The current work around for me is to create an extra field for Deletion Flag. Which by the default value is false. So when the user edit the content and change the deletion flag into true. It will iniatiate flow to delete the sharepoint list.


Sample Flow




New Member

This is highly recommended to have item deleted trigger. Many functionalities cannot be implemented because of this. Please consider. It would also be great for other SharePoint versions. SP would be very powerfull if this is implemented.

Not applicable

I too require an event on DELETE, to retrieve the file properties.

Awaiting for the new change.

New Member

Just wanted to voice my support for having triggers for when sharepoint sites are created, and for when sharepoint list items are deleted.

Not applicable

I see this says Under Review, but while in Microsoft Flow today I saw the SharePoint triggers- When an item is deleted and When a file is deleted.

Regular Visitor

I've been creating my first flows in the last week for detecting list item inserts/updates/deletions (Sharepoint 2013). I've got the inserts/updates flows working, and as TMiller noted, there appears to be a newly added trigger for deletions. However, when testing my flow, I get this error:

Get Deleted Items not supported without shim\r\nc

Is it possible that this trigger does not work for an on-premise Sharepoint list?