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SharePoint When a new item is created - enable use of "multiple lines of text" field

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Currently a flow to post new Sharepoint list items to Slack can't handle HTML encoding in a "multiple lines of text" field

Status: Under Review
Advocate I

Need to be able to work with multiple Lines of text in Flow. Unable to work with any MLT field in SharePoint. For example write to it, or output it to an email.


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Status changed to: Under Review
Frequent Visitor

I am also having an issue with this.  I am trying to have it evaluate the MLT field to ensure that it is not empty and flow just doens't recognize any MLT fields.

Regular Visitor

I am also having a similar problem and had to negotiate with users.

Regular Visitor

Does anyone know or have any idea when this is going to be fixed ? Currently this creates lot of problems when it comes to handle Multi Line Text columns and having a hard time convincing end users that it a limitation in Flow..

Advocate IV

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with this issue; however the problem is intermittent for me. I am actually able to successfully send an email using Flow with details from a multiple text sharepoint list column; however it will suddenly insert the below before my Multiple Lines of Text field into my email. 

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Please advise as to when this issue will be resolved. Hopefully ASAP as this is a high impact problem for our organization. 
Kudo Collector

Not just Slack.  The same problem occurs when using a flow to post new Sharepoint list items to Yammer.  Please allow HTML encoding in a "multiple lines of text" field.  Thank you.

New Member

I have the same issue and would like to see it resolved



Frequent Visitor

Any update to this? I am having the same problem simply sending reports out in email that include notes.

Advocate I

@KeremY Is it possible to use Multi Line of text fields in Power Automate yet?  I can't imagine why this wasn't made available from the start.  This seems like a big step backwards for workflow technology.  Seeing things like this in the new SharePoint modern UI as well, wish MS would get a better idea of how people use their products before removing/not including what should be basic functionality.