SharePoint Online Workflow RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have set phone number and fax number in user profile in SharePoint Online.

    In SharePoint Online workflow I want to get phone number and fax number of created by user. How to get that?

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:14 AM

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  • I'm not sure I get what you're after.  But as you're using SharePoint Online, you can build worflows in two fashions: -

    1. Via SharePoint Designer
    2. Via an application called Flow

    SPD Workflow's are more mature and might scale better to an enterprise if plugged into a list or library.  Flow is much newer and allows cross application workflows but doesn't really scale all that well for enterprise workflows.  it's strength is allowing individuals to set up flows that their unique circumstances may require.

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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:40 AM
  • Hi,

    You can use call HTTP Service in Designer Workflow to talk to rest API:-


    Just Pass the created by user and property name into it.

    Use a dictionary to mention the request headers and return your output in a workflow variable.

    Next from this variable you can easily extract the value of the asked property.

    Here is a very good blog article explaining in detail how you can do this:-

    this also applies to SharePoint Online in Office 365.

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    • Proposed as answer by Ankur Madaan Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:35 PM
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:35 PM
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    Monday, October 2, 2017 8:41 AM