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I created a flow from my SharePoint library - Flow -> Create flow.

The flow takes a Word Document template and populates it with input from the user (manually trigger flow). It works, but I can only run it in my Flow Dashboard. Is it any way to trigger this flow inside SharePoint? If the flow can be triggered by a URL then I can attach a button to the URL or something similar.

My flow

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I guess using the Column formatting using JSON is one of the best way to run your flow right from Library view.

You can use column formatting to create buttons that, when selected, run Flows on the corresponding list item. The Flow Launch Panel will be displayed after choosing the button and the Flow will just run.

Source: Create a button to launch a Flow.

Sample Code:

{
  "$schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/v2/column-formatting.schema.json",
  "elmType": "button",
  "customRowAction": {
    "action": "executeFlow",
    "actionParams": "{\"id\": \"edf627d9-20f4-45ba-8bc9-4494bf2ff1be\"}"
  },
  "attributes": {
    "class": "ms-fontColor-themePrimary ms-fontColor-themeDarker--hover"
  },
  "style": {
    "border": "none",
    "background-color": "transparent",
    "cursor": "pointer"
  },
  "children": [
    {
      "elmType": "span",
      "attributes": {
        "iconName": "Flow"
      },
      "style": {
        "padding-right": "6px"
      }
    },
    {
      "elmType": "span",
      "txtContent": "It's Flow Time!"
    }
  ]
}

Note: You need to replace the id given in actionParams by the actual ID of your flow. Check above given reference for more details.

  • Thank you, its seems to be a solution. I tried it, and entered the ID of the flow. However, I get an error 400 on my post api in the console, and in my flow dashboard i get an "InvokerConnectionOverrideFailed. Failed to parse invoker connections from trigger 'manual' outputs. Exception: Could not find property 'headers.X-MS-APIM-Tokens' in the trigger outputs. Workflow has connection references '["shared_wordonlinebusiness","shared_sharepointonline"]' with invoker runtime source." on my "manually trigger flow". Have you encountered the same? – Arte Nov 18 at 14:05

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