Folders-enabled SharePoint lists: Trigger a Flow only when Folders are modified VS only when Items (not folders) are modified



For organisational purposes or even for having different permissions in a SharePoint list, without having to handle item-level permissions, we can leverage folders in a list by enabling folders creation under the list advanced settings.

With folders in a list then we can break permissions in a folder instead of each item, and then grant access to a specific subset of list items in a SharePoint list.

When we create Power Automate flows based on SharePoint list item created or modified events (‘When an item is created’/’When an item is modified’), the Flow will be triggered by modifications/creation of items and also folders.

But sometimes we want to either avoid it to happen when folders are created or maybe trigger a flow only when a folder is added/modified.

Trigger a Flow only when items (not folders) are modified/created

If you want to trigger a Flow only when items are added/modified, you can add a trigger condition to the flow, with the following expression:



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SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant/Developer always trying to get the best from Microsoft stack (Microsoft 365/Azure/Power Platform and related stuff).

Living in Ireland since 2018, I had previously worked in Brazil as a consultant/developer for Office 365, SharePoint and related technologies for almost 10 years.

Author: michelcarlo

SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant/Developer always trying to get the best from Microsoft stack (Microsoft 365/Azure/Power Platform and related stuff). Living in Ireland since 2018, I had previously worked in Brazil as a consultant/developer for Office 365, SharePoint and related technologies for almost 10 years.

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