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organize flows into folders

Looking for a way to organize my flows into different folders. i make flows for different departments in our company and it would make it much easier to work with folders of flows rather than one long list

Status: Under Review

Our recommendation is to use Solutions to organize your flows. We are also looking at if there are additional organizational capabilities that we can add to help you organize your flows.

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JamesaMBA
New Member

It would by nice to not only group into folders but also sort by the type of trigger (schedule, button, or when a file is created, etc.)

ChrisGray
Regular Visitor

@Stephen is there any update on this ??? 

 

We cant use solutions as not all flows go into solutions (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/data-platform/solutions-overview#known-limitations)

 

I know I am not looking for anything too complicated, just a way to organise/find my flows. 

(as everyone mentions folders is NOT the answer as some flows would be shared/re-used between projects)

 

I am still surprised that you can't even sort in the "flows" window and the only organization is "Shared with me" which is almost everything for me as we share with a group

 

the "simplest" answer is tags.  

We have found https://flowstudio.app which at least lets me sort/order flows, but I still can't group unless we use a naming convention.

 

Surely this would be a BIG win for LITTLE effort from Microsoft

 

 

rickvacantland
Regular Visitor

@Stephen do you have an update on this one?  

Kemiko
Frequent Visitor

Adding another vote to this. It's crazy that it's the most voted feature and has been requested for years but is no closer to implementation from the look of things?

 

Having a huge list of enabled & disabled flows with no organisational options is crazy to me. I even tried using a project name or number but it doesn't even allow ordering by name so that's not a solution either.

 

With all the comments about solutions breaking flows, some of them are very complex and I'm not willing to risk breaking a ton of work.

supermankelly
Regular Visitor

I'm new to PA but it seems far from usable for a global company. Can't even filter, sort or group with tags so you end up with one big long list of flows. Basics! Correct me if I'm wrong, but there aren't even folder sync options or folder copy if want a whole folder and subfolders. Basics! The monitoring is very basic also. There needs to be a better dashboard with what has run and failed. I got sent an email with flows that failed from last week but these flows were fixed and running since. So why send it? Also, I can not delete failed flow instances to prevent these from being emailed to me later making me think they are failing again. This email doesn't even state then they failed.  

 

ONYXJas
Advocate IV

@supermankelly You are quite right!  I've been using PA quite heavily for over a year now, and while it mostly does what I want, it's definitely not an enterprise-grade workflow solution, and neither is it a walk in the park to do anything beyond the most basic templates.  It seems like every connector uses a different syntax for its parameters and some of the most useful methods (get a single SharePoint List Item by Title for instance) just don't exist.  Instead you are forced into a For-each loop using Get Items, for a single item filtered on a bandaid OData query. And multiple different options for Outlook interaction depending on whether you're dealing with your own mailbox or a shared mailbox?  And periodic flows turning themselves off in the background? And?.... And?  I could go on and on about the gaps that prevent it from being truly useful.

Yep, PA is a high-maintenance pet, but it's about the only OOB workflow option available unless you go 3rd party.

kpathak27
Regular Visitor

There are many votes in this thread, and multiple solutions discussed like tags, folders, drop downs etc.  This should be a business critical development as it impacts efficiency. Please advise on how this development can be launched.