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Unable to run Flow after Searching in SharePoint

The "Automate" option in an item's menu is missing after performing a search in a list or library. Basically all flow functionality does not work. I've even formatted a column to become a Run Flow button but nothing happens. Filtering a list or library does not cause this issue, only when I search.


Are there any known work-around solutions or update from Microsoft about this issue?





Super User II
Super User II

This is by design. Flow utilizes either OData filtering, or List Views for managing List items. 

If this is functionality you would like to see added to Flow, a Flow Connector, or a Flow Template, please consider submitting it to the Flow Ideas page, where it can be voted on by other users, and tracked and commented on by the Flow team.

If you could provide an expanded screenshot of your Flow and steps, your Flow run history, and of any detailed error messages you're receiving we could likely better assist you. Also, for the best results, you may want to review How to write a good forum post.

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