Hi everyone. One of the many great things about being a Flow Community Contributor and having a love for building Flows, is that there are countless opportunities to create Flows for others. In this blog post, I will take you through a real word example where our community member js4 had asked for guidance on how to create planner tasks from email. This request came in three tranches, presumably as the potential for Microsoft Planner working with Flow, as an engine, became clearer and clearer as we stepped through the processes. You can find js4's post here.
It then became apparent to me after searching our forum, others were requesting extra functionality from Planner and Flow also. Please see the following link.
With 94 up votes and posts as recent as January 24th 2019, I thought I'd give this a go as I could see it's feasibility, despite no template or process for it as of yet.
So here is some information on the Flow before I step you through each action and how to create this for yourself. Oh, and don't forget, this Flow will still be created and updated with a suitable description from the body of the email if there are no attachments.
Note: Where I have used expressions, or even if there may be potential questions asked around what action provided the value for the dynamic content, I will feature these directly below each image in order. There will be times when the comments section of the action holds this data too.
Prerequisites: The use of a SharePoint Document Library is required. From Documents(Shared Documents), I have added a folder called "PlannerDocs". You may want to create this for consistency and to make it easier to follow along.