Today I tried to update a field that contains a URL field (AKA Hyperlink or Picture). To update these kind of field you would normally have to set the field to, SharePains

It’s always important not to forget the space after the comma, however when I tried this with Microsoft Flow this construction doesn’t seem to work. I simply got the the text in my url field.

Then I decided to investigate this a bit further and  I built a Flow that reads my list item after I manually edited the Url and the description of my hyperlink. Then I set a variable to the value of my hyperlink and finally I update my list item again.

Update Hyperlink or Picture fields using Microsoft Flow Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Office 365 seturl

Once this runs I noticed that I lost my description of the hyperlink. It looks like both the Get Item and the update Items ignore the hyperlink descriptions.


Further details can also be found on the community forum.


By Pieter Veenstra

Business Applications and Office Apps & Services Microsoft MVP working as a Microsoft Productivity Principal Consultant at HybrIT Services. You can contact me using

2 thoughts on “Update Hyperlink or Picture fields using Microsoft Flow”
  1. Could you use an HTTP connector in Flow and invoke a REST API? I’ve seen this method before to update hyperlink fields properly with url and display, but have not tried it yet myself. Would be curious to know if it works.

    1. Hi Chad, yes you could do this. When i wrote this post the http request action didn’t exist yet. Now that that action is available that will be an option.

      Thanks for your comment.


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