Are Remote Events Receivers still an Up To Date approach to follow

john john 916 Reputation points

I want to run some logic after creating SharePoint online list items, the logic will be very complicated/lengthy to write inside Power Automate. so is creating a remote event receiver a valid approach to follow? i do not want to use Power automate, as the flow will be very lengthy . so are Remote Event Receiver a way to go for? or it is considered obsolete in a way or another?


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  1. RaytheonXie_MSFT 29,041 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @john john

    According to your requirement, I suggest you create a Remote Event Receiver. The code in an event receiver can be triggered when an item is added/updated/deleted. In SharePoint online, remote event receivers handle events in the SharePoint add-in model. The Remote Event Receivers are a capability introduced with the SharePoint Add-In model, and they target both SharePoint on-premises 2013/2016 and SharePoint Online.

    The Remote Event Receivers provide both -ing events, which are notified while something is happening, and -ed events, which are notified after something already happened. As such, a Remote Event Receiver can even cancel an event that is happening. The family of events that can be tracked are related to lists, items, sites, permissions, and many others.

    Here is a demo for you to reference

    Use remote event receivers in SharePoint

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