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Planner - Get more task details

it would be grate to implement the following Planner task information


  • completed by Username (the User who checked the task)
  • task link (hyperlink to plannertask)
  • assigned to (which users are assigned to the task)
Status: New
New Member

Yes, access to comments would be extremely helpful.

Helper II



Could you help me please? I need to get the cheklist, attachment and assign to. Could you post the solution?


Best regards,

Not applicable


Checklist and assignments are outlined in this thread:


You'll have to be more specific about what attachment. 



Regular Visitor



Josh, I am looking how I can copy the check list from one task to another task. I reviewed your link that you provided on how to accomplish this but I did not see anything related to the checklist. It appeared that everyone was talking about how to assign users to a task.


What I currenlty have is the ability to copy a template bucket that never changes over to another bucket but I am missing the checklist. I am not worried about bringing over the comments section althought it would be nice. I primary need the checklist.Capture.PNG

Dual Super User III

It is tough to wait for a specific new feature to be implemented in Microsoft Flow, specially in this case, since current Planner REST API provide access to a lot of Planner tasks details that are not available in Microsoft Flow Planner connector yet.

There are several other other ideas marked as NEW (i.e. not evaluated yet by Microsoft) asking for other features present in Planner REST API (Create Plans, add checklists, etc), so I was thinking on an overall solution that would let us enjoy all Planner features currently available via Planner REST API and are not available in Microsoft Flow Planner connector yet.


Can we have more chances to catch the attention of Flow Product Managers by concentrating votes from all these ideas into an overall solution? If you think it is worth a try, you can vote this overall idea here

Advocate II

This is a big requirement ... based on the Flow actions there needs to be the ability to add Checklist items to a task.


Based on another data source's actions this can affect the requirements of a given task, and whether or not a checklist item is still relevant.

New Member

It will be good to update the tag/labels and priority as well.

New Member

Eu gostaria de ter mais gatilhos do Planner no Flow.
Hoje eu estou tentando criar um fluxo que me mande uma mensagem pelo Teams, quando uma tarefa atribuída a mim tiver um novo comentário. Ainda não consegui. Aceito sugestões.
Sucesso para TODOS nós!


I would like to have more Planner triggers on Flow.
Today I'm trying to create a flow to send me a message by Teams, when a task assigned to me has a new comment. I could not yet. I accept suggestions.
Success for ALL of us!

Leandro de Abreu Mascarenhas

Advocate II

@Stmo wrote:

Currently the Action "Get Task Details" only returns the Task Title and Description. It would be very useful if more information can be retrieved via the Task Details action (e.g. Comments, Assigned To, Label, Attachment, Dates, Checklist). I'm thinking of scenarios like creating a SharePoint Item or Excel line based on the information after task completion (and Approval).

Agreed, @Stmo .


I guess the more technical out there could leverage the Graph / Planner REST API (v.1.0), but it's hardly ideal for those of use without the coding skills (which is the majority, and the reason that flow/powerapps exist, kind of) to implement. Plus, unless I'm blind half the stuff we're asking for here doesn't seem to be available there, either. 😞

Helper I

And... I just went through the whole process of developing a custom connector to get the Planner Task Conversation threads for my PowerApp only to find that in order to actually use the connector we have to upgrade our PowerApp licence to Plan1. As a school on Education License A3, that means tripling our per user per month costs! Just to get data that should be provided via the standard connector. 


So, so, disappointed. I just wasted days of work. 😞


Edit 1: Hmmm... maybe not. PowerApps message might have been misleading. I am testing now whether a test app utilising the custom connector will work under our current licence. I will report back but if anyone who know could add any info about this that would be great.


Edit 2: Actually, now I get it. My custom connector works only because we are on a PowerApps trial.


So, here is the deal (or scam, depending on how you look at it). Office 365 licenses allow you to use the standard connectors in PowerApps. However, those standard connectors are deficient, probably intentionally, in my view.


e.g 1: with a call to MsGraph for a task description record you can get the description, the checkboxes, etc 

However for the standard connector that does the same call under the hood, you can only get the description: 

What could be the technical reason for that? I cannot think of one.


eg 2: As far as I can find, there is no way to get the conversations (comments) on a task with the standard connectors but of course you can using a custom connector via MsGraph, once you pay the fee:{groupid}/threads/{threadId or conversationThreadId}/posts 


As far as I can tell from the confusing PowerApps licensing information, the price of the PowerApp Licence that will enable us to get our own data back will triple our monthly costs. Microsoft could easily return the extra fields and add the required rest end points so the standard connectors could return all the data one can get via MsGraph, but they choose not to, it seems.


So, I am stopping my development because I have no way to get our data back without paying ridiculous money. And the reason I needed that in the first place was to plug functional deficiencies in MsPlanner that mean we cannot do such simple things as search for a task by name. I would love to be shown I am wrong so I can get our data back in a useful form, so if I have missed something please let me know.


So disappointing that a company with the monopoly and resources behaves this way.



a VERY unhappy Microsoft customer.