Now, not always Approvals details/description should appear as plain text. In order to enrich the Details of an Approval Adaptive Cards (which you can send as part of standard Approvals provided by Cloud Flows / Power Automate)
In this post, I’ll be looking at an example to format Details for a “Start and wait for an approval” Action step in Power Automate / Cloud Flow
You can enrich the Details so that they appear easy to read and are more meaningful.
Let’s say I receive the below Approval with the Details mentioned as below.
And the Details section as you see appears bland without formatting. Let’s format the same using some Markdown examples.
Markdown Support for Details in Approvals in Cloud Flows
- If you select Approvals and notice the Details field, you’ll see a watermark saying that Markdown is supported.
- Markdown is a light-weight markup language for formatted text. MS Docs Official Link for all Markdown usage: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/approvals-markdown-support?WT.mc_id=DX-MVP-5003911
- Let’s look at how the below plain text can be enriched using Markdown
- Now, understanding how Markdown is used from the documentation provided above, you can format the details as below –
- And the formatted Details section looks more meaningful and appealing.
Hope this helps!
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Thank you !!
2 thoughts on “Formatting Approvals’ Details in Cloud Flows | Power Automate”
Hi, what wizardry did you use to get Markup to work in the Approvals Team App? When I do the same it is all ignored. I checking here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/approvals-markdown-support which suggests that it is not supported. Where are you seeing this formatting?
Oh! I will check again. What I suspect right away is try turning on Experimental Features in Power Automate Settings. See if that helps.