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LisaH
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Problem with Flow to sync Outlook Calendar event to Google Calendar

Hello.

I created a flow to send calendar events created in Microsoft Outlook to my Google calendar. It was working, but has failed several times recently. The error is at the step of the flow to "Create Events in Google Calendar." The message is: ActionFailed. An action failed. No dependent actions succeeded.

 

I don't see how to fix this. Can anyone help with this?

Thank you.

 

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v-bacao-msft
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Hi @LisaH ,

 

Could you please share screenshots of the Flow configuration and more details of the error message?

I speculate that this error is in a branch of the Condition. If so, please provide us with a screenshot of the error message of the action with the wrong action so that we can analyze the error.

 

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Community Support Team _ Barry
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Thank you for replying. I have embedded 4 screenshots of the Microsoft Flow error. Please help me to correct this problem.

 

Thank you, Lisa H.

 

Flow Error screenshot #1Flow Error screenshot #1Flow Error screenshot #2Flow Error screenshot #2Flow Error screenshot #3Flow Error screenshot #3Flow Error screenshot #4Flow Error screenshot #4

Hey @LisaH 

 

So as we can see in the error, it states an error arounf the sustring function. Can you share a screenshot of the action create an event in google calendar and also, the expression that involves substring? How to use Substring function in flow: https://www.timlinenterprises.com/microsoft-flow-substring/

 

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Thank you for replying. I apologize, but I don't understand programming. Here is a screenshot of "Create an Event in Google Calendar. I am also pasting in the HTML code for the step "Check if it is a Google Calendar, if Yes (Input)": <html><head><meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Exchange Server">
<!-- converted from text -->
<style><!-- .EmailQuote { margin-left: 1pt; padding-left: 4pt; border-left: #800000 2px solid; } --></style></head>
<body>
<font size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><div class="PlainText">&nbsp;</div></span></font>
</body>
</html>

For this step the Outputs says status code 200.

 

Here are the screenshots:

MicrosoftFlowError2.pngMicrosoftFlowError3.pngMicrosoftFlowError4.pngMicrosoftFlowError1.png

 

Hey @LisaH 

 

This is all flow run history. Can you share a screenshot of the Create event in google calendar action in edit mode?

 

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Hi @LisaH ,

 

You can try to remove the substring() function in Create an event action- Description field, which doesn't seem to affect Flow's execution.

Before removing the substring() function, please use Save as to create a copy of Flow.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Thank you so much for trying to help me with this problem. I am not able to perform programming edits. It may be best for me to simply delete this flow and attempt to create a new flow. Do you see any problems if I do this?

 

Thank you very much for guidance in this.

Lisa

Hey @LisaH 

 

You cn always create a new one. But as this one is already working and it is just a few edits that you need to make to finally make this work appropriately as expected, I would suggest to share screenshots in edit mode so that we might assist you better in resolving this issue. 

 

Hope this Helps!

 

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Thank you for helping me to solve this problem. As requested, I am sharing a screenshot of the "Create Events in Google Calendar" in Edit mode. Please let me know what I should do to re3pair this flow so that my appointments/events created in Microsoft Outlook's calendar will be created in my Google calendar.

Thank you, Lisa

MicrosoftFlowErrorCreateEventsEditMode.png

I had the same problem with appointments where description (body) is empty.
I removed substring function as was adviced and problem was solved.

substring(coalesce(body('Html_to_text'),''), 0, min(length(coalesce(body('Html_to_text'),'')),7500)) -> coalesce(body('Html_to_text'),'')

@v-bacao-msft / @LisaH 

 

This solved my Flow from failing. Please mark as the solution to assist others.

@Marat - a couple of months ago you wrote that you were able to remove a substring and correct your Microsoft flow created to synchronize a Microsoft 365 calendar to a Google calendar. You sent the code to show me the substring. But I don't see anything like that in my flow. I'm sending you a screenshot of the Action: can you tell me which part of this I should delete? See the screenshot below.

 

If this screenshot is not the view that you need, can you be specific about what view you do need? I will then upload that.

 

Thank you,

Lisa H

 

screenshot - need help with substringscreenshot - need help with substring

@Marat - to fix your Microsoft flow of the Outlook 365 calendar to Google calendar, you said you removed the substring in the Description. I tried editing the fx expression to appear as you listed it - I tried doing this in the dialog box on the right of the screenshot, and then selecting Update. I received an error message. Should I just delete the substring by clicking on the "X" of the pink substring line in the dialog box on the left of the screenshot? Is that how you deleted the substring? (see screenshot below)

 

Thank you for your help,

Lisa H.

 

Screenshot: substringScreenshot: substring

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