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Planner attach document from Outlook email

I noticed on the Planner Flow options, there is no way to update a Tasks attachments. I was wanting to create a full Task from Outlook, but it was missing the ability to attach a file from an Outlook email. The ability to add Planner attachments into the Flow process would be very helpful.

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I need this so I can include work orders into the task. This way the task contains everything that I need... ability to comment, attach orginal and signed work order and then mark it complete. The Planner needs a few triggers though for this to all work. But I have way to many work orders to keep track of them and putting more work on someone else to track is not something that works weel.

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I also need this

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I also need this function

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This is SO needed! 

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It would be great to be able to flag the email and attach the email as an attachment!

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you can work around with these actions

>loop through the attachments with an apply to each then for each attachment

>save the attachment to onedrive or sharepoint

>create shared link to it

>append weburl to an array after the loop

>join all web urls with some separator into a string

>include the string in you planner task description with Planner action Update task Details


it's not ideal, since Planner tasks doesn't support html (yet) so the links are not clickable but it works



the reason attachments cannot be added is simply because it is not yet included in the REST API of Planner


 update: now the Flow API supports hyperlinks (aka References), so you can use that for adding references to the files

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Wish I could give you points for a work around!


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@ch2017 Thank you for the work around, I will give it a try!

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We work with such workaround. However, the links in the description box are not clickable. Plus, if you move or rename the file on SharePoint the link is broken.

I wish we had the feature in flow to attach files to a planner tasks so that other team members can work with those attachments..
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we ended up improving this solution


-we store the files in a shared doc lib in a Group site, all Task plan members have access to that doc lib

-we group them together in a folder, that folder has the same name as the Task (with special chars removed)


that way we have an url that never changes and is easy to remember/copy