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Provide a real method of organizing Flows

Currently, we cannot sort nor organize flows in any way I could find. It makes flows very difficult to manage.
Thank you.

The idea of having a way of organizing flows has already been submitted and closed as "completed" (read link: 
https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/Provide-a-method-of-organising-Flows/idc-p/281582#M14...

Unfortunately, the solution provided does not seem to answer the community needs, therefore I am reopening it again.
Tagging here users who commented recently on the first link, please vote: 
@ksteelbaron , @asdfaf4 , @grovercorner2 , @ctyst , @OlafStetzer , @JoshMohr , @Murderbot , @rjhale 



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Helper I

I only  have about 20 flows and managing them without some way of grouping them is challenging, we cannot even sort them by name. Also, there is a similar problem with PowerApps but worse for us because the entire workplace's apps appear in the list, not just those I manage (but I can sort by owner). Please, some way of organising Flows and Apps.

 

Advocate III

@Brian13 Hang in there bud. It's a shame they don't really seem to actually care. It's 2019 almost 2020, Microsoft, you're basically the most powerful tech company around. All we are asking for is something that basically amounts to the equivalent of folders or tagging, things that have been around for decades. Quit relying on your community of sycophants chasing that MVP badge to do your support for you.

Advocate II

Wow thank you for re-opening this.

I'm at that point where i need to organize flows by the department who needs it, as each of them have their own sharepoint list to write to. And I break the big flows into smaller sub-flows. And the list is getting bigger and bigger as I create more flows for other departments.

 

A tagging system would be helpful to keep them organized. Or folders.

New Member

We are also starting to run into issues with the increasing amount of automations, some sort of organization tools are required, be they folders or tags. 

Advocate II

I'm afraid to say that using folders to categorize items is not an optimal idea.  It would force a flow to physically and only belong to a single folder.  For example, many utility flows could belong to different departments or processes, and such flow would require multiple tags, but if it's moved into a single departmental folder, it would make things difficult to organize properly.

Advocate III

@testasdfasfsafa The original post doesn't even contain the word "folder". Folders aren't the only way of doing this kind of thing, which is why I think the word was left intentionally vague. ANYTHING would be nice at this point. Tags, column values, anything besides "be sure to include certain keywords in the name".

Frequent Visitor

Agreed, "solutions" just isn't a pretty way of organising stuff. I'm sure somehow it is useful for "mass deploying" or something but I'm simply wanting to just tag/group up things based on their purpose. Nothing more, I don't want to deploy everything, doesn't need versions or some kind of "publisher" setting added to it which I have no understand of.

 

Simple tag system please.

Advocate II

Any update on this Microsoft? I'm at a point where complex flows needs to be segmented, therefore increasing the number of flows I have in the work space. Solutions is tricky to use especially when I cannot import some of the flows I already created outside of it. 

 

We just need a tagging system or sorting or something. 

Frequent Visitor

Not being able to organize with files or folder is a major pain point for Flow, this has been something I have said for over a year now! Please consider this!