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:
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.
Thanks for reading!