My Objective:

I am trying to auto populate manager's field using flow at preview.flow.microsoft.com in a SharePoint lists. How can I achieve this

1- Add or modify item like below

Displaying the automation 2- Enter user's name

3- Manager's name should automatically add based on user's name in same item.

My research: I looked at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/office365users/#get-manager-(v2)

I tried to create this but as you can see, it is trying to update more than just one field.

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1 Answer 1


According to my research, the “Get Manager V2” works with Azure directory and not SharePoint Online.

Please following steps:

1.Sign in Azure Active Directory admin center as Global Administrators, and make sure that the user has Manager information.

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2.Create the Microsoft Flow

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3.Save and Test flow

4.When you create new item in the list, the corresponding Manager's Name will be automatically filled in.

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========================= Updated Answer =======================

Please following steps:

Solution A:

1.Add column to your list. For example, add [Status] (Choice column) and set default value is Pending.

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2.In order to avoid endless loops, you can set conditions: update item when [Status] is Pending, and change [Status] to Completed. Then it will jump out of the next cycle.

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Solution B:

Add Condition action to the Microsoft Flow:

  • Manager's Name Claims is equal to null


  • Manager's Name Claims is not equal Display Name

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  • It does the lookup but it just keeps running infinitely when checked "All runs" history It gave this warning for "Update Item" : "Actions in this flow may result in an infinite trigger loop ..."
    – SunMan
    Aug 23, 2021 at 20:09
  • How do I put a condition where it should update only if manager's name is not correct?
    – SunMan
    Aug 24, 2021 at 22:27
  • Hi SunMan. I have updated answer under initial My Answer. Hope this can help you to solve issue. Have a nice day! Aug 26, 2021 at 6:13

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