How to build a working hours tracker
After I wrote the story about my very first MicrosoftFlow I was curious if I could do another one. So I don’t wanted to create a new flow, but to improve the one I created before. What I want to achieve: A flow button, from which different freelancers can submit their working hours for different projects in a SharePoint list which accessed by HQ. Bonus: I want to have a minimum troubleshooting feature :-).
Step 1: I started with a list in SharePoint and 5 columns: Project Name, Hours spent, Today’s date,problem, and User.
Step 2: I chose the manual trigger flow button:Microsoft Flow trigger manual
For the Project Name, I decided to add a drop-down list of options for the different projects and called them Project A, Project B, Project C. Hours Spent is just a text field, Problem is a yes/no field and User is just the Users name so we get a better overview who submitted which row.
This was just easy!
Step 3: I chose Create item in SharePoint, and connected to my SharePoint site and to the list I just created:Microsoft Flow Create Item in SharePoint action
I The Fields are chosen from the Add Dynamic Content menu so that my inputs from the mobile button fills my SharePoint list. Magic :-)
Step 4: I want a mobile notification and further action depending on if a problem was submitted or not for two reasons: On the one hand I wanted to give my users a confirmation, that this button works and on the other hand I want to provide help if users need it.Microsoft Flow Condition
Step 5: notification for NO problem:Microsoft Flow send mobile notification action
To customize this a little bit, I used the User name and some other details for the mobile notification. I dont need links or link labels here.
Step 6: The notification for YES problem is a bit more extensive plus I want to send an email to my user:Microsoft Flow send notification and email actions
Step 7: Back to my SharePoint list I want to format the problem column:SharePoint format column sidebar
so I get a clear overview which Projects need my attention! I sorted from yes to no and I’m done!SharePoint list with a formatted column
Bam! So if you are interested: this is the whole flow:Microsoft Flow flow
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