I have a button flow I've added to a SharePoint list. The button flow is triggered by a "manual trigger" action. It is a parent flow that calls a child flow via an http request. This button is saved to a list template which is deployed among several subsites in a project management solution. It looks as follows:


Everything works perfectly for me, the Owner, but when users attempt to run this flow it fails to initiate. Meaning, it doesn't even run in Power Automate at all so I can't debug since there is no record of it in the Run log.

The column that has been formatted as a button includes the following JSON:

 "$schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/column-formatting.schema.json",
 "elmType": "button",
 "txtContent": "Submit Artifact",
 "customRowAction": {
   "action": "executeFlow",
   "actionParams": "{\"id\":\"2d2fb5d9-6905-40a3-92c4-8cc271a71bf4\", \"headerText\":\"Success, submited!\",\"runFlowButtonText\":\"Processing\"}"
  "style": {
   "background-color": "#c8e0d9",
   "color": "#4c4c4c",
   "cursor": "pointer",
   "font-size" : "1em",
   "border-radius" : "10px",
   "min-width" : "100px",
   "text-align" : "center",
   "height" : "2px",
   "padding" : "3px",
   "margin" : "2px"


I have tried everything I can think of to include:

  • ensuring my test users are added to the SP site the list is located with 'Contribute' permissions. [They can add items to the list so I know this to be true].
  • Providing 'Run-Only' permissions to the user accounts directly in the Flow settings.

Is there anything I am missing? As an aside, there are no connections added to this flow.

1 Answer 1


HTTP action is a premium action. Therefore it requires a premium license. Everyone who runs the parent flow will need a premium license. Unless you are using a per flow premium license.

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As a workaround, you can create a Solution. The trick is that within a Solution, you are allowed to call child Flows for free. Just use an action called "Run a Child Flow"

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    Hi @Denis. I thought this as well. But I have a PowerApps canvas app with a flow associated with it. It also has a HTTP Request, but this one works fine. From my understanding, flows with a PowerApps trigger runs in the user context of whomever filled out the PowerApps canvas app. Why does it work here & not in the other instance? Apr 7, 2021 at 12:55
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    I am not sure why it works in another instance. Maybe because Microsoft does not enforce it in some cases. Also, I need to see both workflows to tell the difference. Apr 7, 2021 at 13:46
  • The major significant difference is in the PowerApps flow it has my SP user credentials embedded in the parentFlow. The button Flow has no connections associated with it. If using a Solution to run a child flow, I'm unable to initiate the parent flow from the SP list. Apr 7, 2021 at 18:45

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