UI flow outputs not working


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This article provides steps to solve the issue that UI flow outputs not working issue.

Applies to:   Power Automate
Original KB number:   4555745


Output isn't successfully captured from the field that was selected.

Verifying issue

Check Known issues and solutions.

Solving steps

  • Make sure that the output text is in a readable field.
  • Make sure there's not an extra click action between selecting the recorder and selecting the field.
  • If it does happen, you can identify and delete the extra step in the recorder later. For more information, see Edit Windows recorder (V1) flows.

Best practices

  • Select the field you intend to get the output from. A blue highlight will appear around it indicating focus.

  • Select the Use Output option and follow the prompt.

  • The popup should have all the text in the scope of the field that was selected.

  • If the output is empty, make sure that the field is read-enabled:

    1. Stop the recording
    2. Select the output field.
    3. Press Ctrl+A to select the text in the output field.
    4. Press Ctrl+C to select the text in the output field.
    5. Paste the text by pressing Ctrl+V.
    6. If you aren't able to see any text here, the field can't be used to read text using Use Output.
  • Getting started: Use inputs and outputs in Windows recorder (V1) flows.