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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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RussellR
Advocate II

Hello,

 

We are heavily using Flow to automate. Sensational and easy enough tool to save massive time.

 

I'd love the ability to sort and group Flows within Power Automate.

 

Currently I have four major projects using flows and have between 5 and 10 separate flows for each project. It would be great if we could group these into a 'folder'. With the uptake of flows, the list of things is starting to get very long.

 

Rus.

testasdfasfsafa
Advocate III

Don't use folders, it's a terrible idea.   Allow tags instead, since a workflow could be used for multiple processes.  A folder would force the flow live in 1 place, whereas tags, can be associated with multiple items/concepts.

 

If you want "folder" now, simply create your flow inside solutions.  It appears 1 flow can also belong to multiple solutions... especially useful for child flows.

Sherif-Abolsaud
Frequent Visitor

I really hope they do this, it will be very helpful.

Dan-Golden
Helper I


 


@testasdfasfsafa wrote:

Don't use folders, it's a terrible idea.   Allow tags instead, since a workflow could be used for multiple processes.  A folder would force the flow live in 1 place, whereas tags, can be associated with multiple items/concepts.

 

If you want "folder" now, simply create your flow inside solutions.  It appears 1 flow can also belong to multiple solutions... especially useful for child flows.


 

Why not both? We need some way to organize flows. I hit 15 flows and it's already becoming overwhelming and I have to hit ctrl-f every time I open flow.microsoft.com. That's not friendly ux design.

tuxedocat7
Regular Visitor

I am migrating from SPD workflows to Power Automate for my SharePoint processes (finally) and found this issue to be a major gap in the functionality of PA.  In SPD, at least I can see workflows tied to a list/library or sort by name in the "Workflows" tab.  But Power Automate offers no way to tag, sort, filter or group different flows, so this migration is becoming a nightmare. With Power Automate/Apps, I keep feeling like I'm taking one step forward, two steps back, having to build work-arounds just to get my daily tasks completed - when basic, logical features need to be inherent and 'common sense' inclusions. It's hard to be excited about adopting this "new to us" application suite.  Come on, Microsoft, do better.

ScottBreed
New Member

Hi! Yet another user here who is desperate for this basic functionality. I've just built 73 PA workflows and it is horrible to navigate the list, even with intuitive naming conventions.

FastTrack
Kudo Collector

As a quick win MS could at least implement a way to sort and filter on the existing columns (Name/Modified/Type)

zfontaine
Regular Visitor
ACNBIZAPPS
New Member

It's important to remember that most companies do provide users the ability to create solutions and are limited to the default environment.

ChrisGray
Regular Visitor

I have started using solutions to manage my flows, however only some of my flows qualify.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/solutions-overview#known-limita...

 

The basic/simple solution would be to allow folders in msflow

 

the ideal solution would be to let us organise flows into "projects" and allow security at a project level