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Microsoft manual flows not available for folders

So, I built a manual flow that is important to my SharePoint site, and I just found out that it is not available for libraries? I can use it without a problem for files alone (picture 1), but when selecting a folder to manually activate a flow upon it, it no longer gives me the option (picture 2).1.1.jpg

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Can I do something about this? I really need the manual flow to work with folders/libraries.

Do you know if the microsoft community have any plans in making this feature available?

 

Thank you

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Re: Microsoft manual flows not available for folders

The trigger is only designed to work with a selected item or document. There is no way to build it to work with a selected Folder or Library.  But you could build a Flow that is triggered by a Flow Button or a PowerApps button and then ask for the name of the Folder or Library when the button is pressed.  That would let you then do actions for the whole Folder or all the files  in the Library. But that's about the only workaround I can think of.



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Re: Microsoft manual flows not available for folders

The trigger is only designed to work with a selected item or document. There is no way to build it to work with a selected Folder or Library.  But you could build a Flow that is triggered by a Flow Button or a PowerApps button and then ask for the name of the Folder or Library when the button is pressed.  That would let you then do actions for the whole Folder or all the files  in the Library. But that's about the only workaround I can think of.



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Re: Microsoft manual flows not available for folders

 

Hi @AlexandruCazan ,

 

Currently, Flow does not support For a selected folder. If you want similar features to be supported by MS Flow, please consider voting for similar ideas below:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/A-trigger-that-fires-when-a-folder-is-selected/idi-p/...

Also, you could post your idea in the Flow Ideas forum, so it might be considered for future releases.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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