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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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testasdfasfsafa
Advocate III

No, don't do folders, that forces 1 flow to live in 1 place.  Allow tags, instead, more powerful concept, allowing multiple metadata.

grovercorner2
Advocate I

With the changes this year to pricing and new quotas based on actions, it is clear they want power users, like the people commenting on this thread, to migrate over to Logic apps in Azure. There you can have all the tagging and organizational tools you want, just not for free 😢.

 

Their recent policy of turning off flows that aren't active for 60 days is further evidence they don't want to make it feasible to manage large numbers of flows in Power Automate. 

ChadVKealey
Power Participant

+1 on tags/labels rather than folders. Folders organize by containment and hinder discoverability.

FatherJ
Frequent Visitor

If nothing else, filtering and sorting is a simple UI change.  The code should literally be a few lines of JavaScript.

 

I honestly can't understand how this isn't already a thing.  There's a reason it's built in to almost every table control out there.

sodhir2
Advocate I

Are we there yet? We are in 2021. A long time ago this was requested and it is one of the most needed feature in MS flow. 

testasdfasfsafa
Advocate III

It's sad that a simple sort/filter on the column headers doesn't exist yet...but it's sadder that no one from Microsoft is managing this forum. It's quickly becoming an idea cemetery.

_Ken
Frequent Visitor

How do you add tags/labels and sort by them?

ChadVKealey
Power Participant

@_Ken , if you mean how do you add tags/labels in Power Automate, you don't. At least, not yet. That's what I'm suggesting rather than folders. I have dozen of flows now and need to review/reference them by various criteria (for example, triggers used, department/population used by, test/dev/production, etc.). If MS introduces folders, that won't really help me because I'd need to pick just one folder to put each flow into. Tags/labels are far more useful than being able to put things into just one bucket (folder).

NYB
Regular Visitor

From Microsoft side , could you please update the status ? this has been raised back in 2019 and still sitting as a NEW. Please please this is a really important when having many flows.

NYB
Regular Visitor

From Microsoft side , could you please update the status ? this has been raised back in 2019 and still sitting as a NEW. Please please this is really important when having many flows.