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Microsoft Flow Trigger “For Selected File” Missing

Today I was trying to build a flow that kicked off from the Flow Launch Panel in my library.  To do this for a list you simply need to create a flow based on the trigger “for selected item”.  Once published the Flow Launch Panel is enabled on the list and you can now launch any flows that are attached to the list manually.  You can do this for a library as well.  The difference however is for a library you want to use “for selected file”.  Seems really straight forward and easy right?  Sure if it worked as expected.

Problem: Microsoft Flow Trigger “For Selected File” Missing

So here’s the problem.  When you create a new flow a lot of people select the platform they are working with to decrease the count of the items to choose from.  This one little step is what causes the problem.  Allow me to illustrate.  I created a new flow and wanted my trigger to be when a SharePoint file is selected in a library.  So I created the flow, selected SharePoint and started to type “select” to filter the list.  Here’s what I got:

Microsoft Flow Trigger "For Selected File" Missing - Missing Trigger

Resolution: Easy, But a Workaround

The fix\workaround is so simple I hope Microsoft can fix it soon.  To select the missing trigger, DON’T select SharePoint as the platform.  When you start to type in your filter, it will actually show up before the “for selected item” trigger.

Microsoft Flow Trigger "For Selected File" Missing - Trigger Showing Up


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Integrating Systems with Microsoft Flow and PowerApps

I had the great pleasure today of speaking at the Global Integration Boot Camp.  The boot camp is a worldwide event and I was speaking in Calgary, Alberta Canada.  There was some great content and I was able to share how easy it is to create integrated solutions with Microsoft Flow and PowerApps.  There was a great room of people and some fantastic questions and discussion.  As promised here is my slide deck from today.

Building Great Solutions with PowerApps and Flow – IntegrationBootcamp

Securing Your Data Within Microsoft’s Power Platform

Had the great pleasure of presenting to the O365 User Group while I was at MVP Summit in Redmond Washington this week.  The presentation shows how it is possible for organizations to protect their data flow within O365 and Power Platform.  Thanks to everyone who attended and here’s the slide deck:

Securing Your Data Within Microsoft’s Power Platform

Deploying a SharePoint 2019 Development Environment – Install SharePoint 2019 with AutoSPInstaller

We come to the fourth and final post in my series on deploying a SharePoint 2019 Development Environment.  In this post, we will install SharePoint 2019 with AutoSPInstaller.  AutoSPInstaller is a great tool that allows you to set all the configuration of your environment from an easy to use GUI.  It then exports your settings as a config file for a batch process that will install and configure your entire SharePoint environment from installing the binaries to configuring your site collections.  It’s a far cry from sitting at an install screen waiting for everything to finish and then having to configure it again for the next server.  Setting up the config file may take some time, but it will benefit in the end because it will install all of your servers for you.

If you are interested in checking out the other items in this series click on the links below:

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Deploying a SharePoint 2019 Development Environment – Preparing Servers for SharePoint 2019

Now that the SQL Server and AD are configured for the farm, let’s go about preparing servers for SharePoint 2019.  There are just a few steps we want to do to ensure the servers are set up for our usage.  With SharePoint 2016 there was the concept of minrole servers.  These being servers that have a specific use.  Whether it be search, web front end, distributed cache, etc, you can minimize the responsibilities of each server to make the farm more efficient.  Because this particular configuration is for a high-end desktop\laptop I will be able to deploy a type of minrole server (we’ll cover that in the next post).  I will build out a full minrole farm in a future post using Microsoft Azure.  In this series, we will deploy an App and a Web server.  This post will assume you have created Windows Server 2016 VMs already.

If you are interested in checking out the other items in this series click on the links below:

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