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Sometimes getting "Show your HTML text here." when running Flow

I am running a Power Apps triggered Flow which creates a HTML document in SharePoint. Most of the times I run it, it works completely fine, but sometimes it is creating the document and none of the HTML text is showing and instead it just says "Show your HTML text here."


Is there any reason it takes multiple attempts at the same action to work?


I have attached screenshots of Flow and Power Apps button.


Power Apps Screenshot.PNGFlow Screenshot.PNG

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Hello @sammybridge 


Please verify that your content does get passed from the Power App to the Flow in the flow runs where the issue appeared.

Kindly inform us about the result.

Kind regards, John

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Community Support

Hi @sammybridge,


Could you please share where the "Show your HTML text here." appear?


Is there any reason it takes multiple attempts at the same action to work?

If the action run successful, means the file create correctly, you could check the Flow run history to check it.


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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Hi @v-litu-msft  @JohnAageAnderse 


Here is an example. I first ran the Flow and got the standard "Show your HTML text here." and then ran it seconds after and it has grabbed the HTML correctly the second time.


Flow Screenshot1.PNGFlow Screenshot2.PNG

Hello @sammybridge 


Thank you for your information. Can you verify in the first flow run that you posted, that the parameter "Createfile_FileContent..." has the content that the Power App sent to the flow?

Suggest to add a Compose action before your Create file action and add the parameter there. Then rerun and check the value in the Compose action.

Kind regards, John

Hi @JohnAageAnderse 


Thanks for continuing to come back to me. I have added the compose in and re-run the Flow and I can see that it isn't getting the data from Power Apps properly. 


Flow Screenshot3.PNG

Hi @JohnAageAnderse and @v-litu-msft 


Is there anything else you can suggest to do on this? It looks like the problem isn't carrying over from Power Apps, but I don't understand why it does it sometimes and not others.



Hello @sammybridge 


What is the definition, in flow, of the input from PowerApps?

What is the definition, in PowerApps, of the parameter sent to Flow?

Provide as much details as you can, so we may be able to suggest/help 🙂

Kind regards, John


Hi @JohnAageAnderse 


So in Power Apps it is triggered on select of a button and the code is being pulled from an HTML label. The label is made up of a series of things including collections, plain text and variables.


I thought initially it would be because it wasn't creating the collections quick enough but then it should still contain the plain text in the HTML and that doesn't work either.

Hello @sammybridge 


Could your code check the content to be sent, so that it will stop with a warning, if the content is just the "Show your HTML text here"? Then test and test till you get the issue and can hopefully identify the steps that lead to it.

Kind regards, John

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