User guide to using the SharePoint REST API in Power Automate for no-code developers

Often I recommend to use the send HTTP request to SharePoint action in Power Automate. A lot of Flow users however struggle with the SharePoint REST API.

SharePoint REST API

In this series of posts I will go through all the API calls available within the SharePoint REST API for SharePoint Online. For all the API calls available Flow examples are included, the examples are maybe not flow optimized as I wanted to makes it as easy as possible for non developers to understand how to setup these flows.

The SharePoint REST API offers operations for:

  • Sites ( Webs)
  • Lists
  • List Items
  • Folders
  • Files

Additionally, the REST API also includes:

  • ODate query operations
  • SharePoint Data Structure
  • Item Synchronisation
  • Permissions
  • Batch requests

It would be impossible to write about all of these above in a single post. Therefore this post will serve as an index to many posts to come soon.

Sites ( Webs)

Get site details

Create a site 

Lists

Maintain SharePoint Lists using flow

List Items

Maintain SharePoint List Items using Flow

Folders

Create a folder in a document library

Files

No posts yet, coming soon

Troubleshooting

Common Error Messages

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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 contact@veenstra.me.uk.

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