A Flow Button for SharePoint Server 2019

Microsoft Flow is an cloud workflow/IFTTT-alike service. You can (and should!) use Flow with SharePoint Server 2019 as a replacement for many classic SharePoint 2010 or 2013 workflow features. But one thing is missing - there’s no Flow button on Document Libraries or Lists, so I went ahead and created one.

FlowExtension

At the moment, this command extension is very simple. It just supplies a button that drives the user to Flow, but sometimes a button is enough to get a user to think “what can I do with this?”, and that alone is a success. If anyone has thoughts about further integration, you’re absolutely welcome to contribute to the source.

Installation is simple: grab the current release, upload it to your farm App Catalog, then add it like any other app to each site. No further configuration is required.

Note that the icon color for the button will not follow your site theme. Unfortunately command extension icons cannot be set dynamically in SPFx 1.41.

Trevor Seward is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP who specializes in SharePoint Server administration, hybrid scenarios, and SharePoint Online. He has been working with SharePoint for 16 years from SharePoint 2003 on up, managing environments with terabytes of content for 150,000+ user organizations. Trevor is an author of Deploying SharePoint 2016 and Deploying SharePoint 2019. You can find him on Twitter and in /r/sharepoint.