Is it possible to include a Flow/Power Automate in a SharePoint site template?

Bhoomesh Joshi 6 Reputation points
2020-12-16T11:55:09.997+00:00

SharePoint lets you save sites as a site template, so that you can configure a site the way you want, save it as a site template and then create more identical sites from the template. You can save old-fashioned 'SharePoint workflows' into site templates so that the new sites automatically have the same workflow provisioned.

Is it possible to save Flow / Power Automate within a SharePoint site template? Or is there an alternative approach to achieve the same goal, e.g. so that when a new SharePoint site is created it has a specific Flow / Power Automate set up automatically?

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  1. Allen Xu_MSFT 13,771 Reputation points
    2020-12-17T07:40:17.927+00:00

    Hi @Bhoomesh Joshi ,

    Per my research, saving Power Automate flow within a SharePoint site template is infeasible currently. Power Automate flows are connected to a SharePoint list/library instead of created/saved in a SharePoint list/library, what is the difference between it and SharePoint designer workflow. So, you need to rebuild a new flow in your new site.

    I suggest you to upvote the Power Automate idea: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/Create-a-SharePoint-Site-Template-that-includes-a-Flow/idi-p/35191.

    Also, you can post a SharePoint UserVoice here. It is a place for customers provide feedback about Microsoft SharePoint products. What's more, if a feedback is high voted there by other customers, it will be promising that Microsoft Product Team will take it into consideration when designing the next version in the future.


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