Trigger flow from web part

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Hi, I'm pretty new to sharepoint and I'm wondering if there is a way to directly trigger a flow from my sharepoint web part instead of in the list page. 


Right now I have a button in a list to start a flow and it only works in the list page, not the web part. Is there a workaround for this?


Thank you!

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Hi @mingyk,

To trigger a flow from a SharePoint web part you can try to use a Power Apps button.

Here are the steps on how to create a Power Apps button and trigger a flow from a SharePoint web part:

  1. Create a Power Apps button.

    • Go to Power Apps and create a new canvas app.

    • Add a button to the app.

    • In the OnSelect property of the button, add the following code:


      Replace {EnvironmentName} with the name of the environment where your flow is located and {FlowID} with the ID of your flow.

    • Save and publish the app.

  2. Embed the Power Apps button in a SharePoint web part.

    • Go to the SharePoint page where you want to add the button.
    • Add a Power Apps web part to the page.
    • In the App property of the web part, select the Power Apps app that you created.

  3. Create a flow to be triggered by the Power Apps button.

    • Go to Power Automate and create a new flow.
    • Select the "When a button is clicked" trigger.
    • In the OnSelect property of the trigger, select the Power Apps button that you created.
    • Add the actions that you want to perform in your flow.
    • Save and run the flow.


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