Is there any way to automatically enable or disable Tracked Changes in a Word document hosted in a SharePoint Online document library? I've tried searching the available actions in Microsoft Flow/Automate but haven't found anything. If there is not any available action in Flow/Automate, is there an alternative way to do it with the 'Send HTTP request to SharePoint'?


As I am not quite sure about your final goal, I will provide some information about what Flow can do.

Just like you said, using call Http request with Rest API we can get the version number of the file. In other words, we can somehow track the document when it publishes a new version. As we shall make the flow be triggered when a file is modified, simply we can turn on/off the flow as your wish. enter image description here

And here are some examples getting file version number with flow: https://www.glennprince.com/article/creating-a-version-monitoring-flow-in-sharepoint/ https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Copy-file-to-location-maintaining-version-history/td-p/274223

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  • My apologies, I am referring to the "Track Changes" functionality in Microsoft Word, which shows all the changes to the document when people make changes. I don't need to see the document's version number. – DRVR Aug 4 at 23:11
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    @DRVR, sorry for the confusion, per my knowledge that feature cannot be controlled by Flow – Jerry_MSFT Aug 5 at 1:19
  • Thanks, I thought that might be the case but wanted to double check. Cheers :-) – DRVR Aug 6 at 2:02

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