How to Send Email Reminders from a SharePoint List using Power Automate?

Here is the complete guideĀ to sending an email reminder to multiple users from the SharePoint list using Power Automate. I have explained how to send email reminders from a SharePoint list using Power Automate.

Scenario:

Recently, I got a requirement to send email reminders for the assigned task users, based on the Due Date column presented in the SharePoint Online List. The requirement is to send an email for the following points:

  • If the DueDate is Today – The assigned users will be reminded that the task expires today.
  • 1 day before – The assigned users will be reminded that the task will expire Tomorrow.
  • 1 day after – The assigned users will be reminded that the task has already expired for 1 day.
  • 3 days before – The assigned users will be reminded that the task will expire in 3 days.
  • 3 days after – The assigned users will be reminded that the task has already expired from 3 days

To meet this requirement, follow the exact steps mentioned below. I’m sure that you can also achieve it.

Send Email Reminders from a SharePoint list using Power Automate

Let us see how to send email reminders from a SharePoint list using Power Automate flow,

Step-1:

Create a SharePoint Online List. Here, I’m going to use the below SharePoint Online TaskList consisting of,

  • TaskName – default title column
  • AssignedTo – Person or Group type
  • TaskPriority – Choice type
  • TaskStatus – Choice type
  • DueDate – Date and Time type
Send Reminders using Power Automate flow

Now, we will create four calculated columns to calculate the date values for DueDateBefore1day, DueDateAfter1day, DueDateBefore3days, and DueDateAfter3days based on the DueDate column.

  • To create a calculated column, Go to list settings -> create column -> Enter a column name and choose the Calculated option.
  • Under Formula, enter the formula below, choose the return data type as Date and Time, and click the OK button. Here, I have calculated and created a column DueDateBefore1day.
=DueDate-1
send email reminder from sharepoint online list using flow

In the same way, create another three calculated columns in my SharePoint list by using the below formulas:

To calculate DueDateAfter1day, use the below formula:

=DueDate+1

To calculate DueDateBefore3days, use the formula below:

=DueDate-3

To calculate DueDateAfter3days, use the below formula:

=DueDate+3

Once all the date values have been calculated, our SharePoint Task List looks as follows:

Send Reminders using Power Automate flow

Now, we can create a flow to send email reminders from the SharePoint list.

Step-2:

  • Log in to Power Automate flow using the credentials, and select +Create -> Scheduled cloud flow.
  • Enter the flow name, choose the Starting Date, Time, and Repeat frequency, and click the create option. I want to run the flow daily, so I have selected every 1 day.
power automate send email based on date in sharepoint list

Step-3:

Select +new step and add a compose data operation to get today’s date value. Pass the below utcNow() expression as an input, which returns the current date value.

utcNow()
send email reminders from microsoft lists using power automate

Step-4:

Add a new step and select Get items action from action triggers. Configure the SharePoint site Address and List Name to retrieve all the items from the SharePoint list.

power automate send reminder email based on date in sharepoint list

Step-5:

Select the initialize variable action from the action triggers; later we will use it in our flow. Enter the variable name, and choose the variable type as String.

power automate send 7 or 14 day task due reminder emails

Step-6:

Now, we will add conditions to check if the date values presented in the SharePoint list are equal to Today’s date value. If Yes, then we will send an email to notify the assigned users; if no, leave it blank.

Add a new step and select Apply to each control, select the output from the previous steps, and pass the values from dynamic content.

power automate reminder email sharepoint list

Inside the apply to each loop, add the below cases:

Case-1: (DueDate is equal to Today)

  • Select a new step and add the Condition control to check if the DueDate is equal to Today.
  • If Yes, we will apply to each control and Pass the Assigned To the dynamic content value to get the dynamic content value of the Display name of assigned users.
  • Select the set variable action and generate a dynamic URL to send an email with the assigned task item. In the Name field, select the initialized variable from the dropdown. In the value section, pass the below value.
<a href='@{items('Apply_to_each')?['{Link}']}'>click here to view the assigned task</a>
  • Add a Send an email(V2) action and Pass the To as AssignedTo Email, Subject, and Body from Dynamic content values.
formatDateTime(outputs('Today'),'yyyy-MM-dd')
Send Reminders using Microsoft flow

Case-2: (DueDateBefore1day is equal to Today)

  • Select a new step and add the Condition control to check if the DueDateBefore1day is equal to Today.
  • If Yes, select apply to each control and Pass the Assigned To the dynamic content value. Select the set variable action and generate a dynamic URL to send an email with the assigned task item.
  • In the Name field, select the initialized variable from the dropdown. In the value section, pass the below value.
<a href='@{items('Apply_to_each')?['{Link}']}'>click here to view the assigned task</a>
  • Add a Send an email(V2) action and Pass the To as AssignedTo Email, Subject, and Body from Dynamic content values.
formatDateTime(items('Apply_to_each')?['DueDateBefore1day'],'yyyy-MM-dd')
formatDateTime(outputs('Today'), 'yyyy-MM-dd')
Send Multiple reminders using Microsoft flow

Case-3: (DueDateAfter1day is equal to Today)

  • Select a new step and add the Condition control to check if the DueDateAfter1day is equal to Today.
  • If Yes, choose apply to each control and Pass the Assigned To the dynamic content value. Select the set variable action and generate a dynamic URL to send an email with the assigned task item.
  • In the Name field, select the initialized variable from the dropdown. In the value section, pass the below value.
"<a href='@{items('Apply_to_each')?['{Link}']}'>click here to view the assigned task</a>"
  • Add a Send an email(V2) action and Pass the To as AssignedTo Email, Subject, and Body from Dynamic content values.
formatDateTime(items('Apply_to_each')?['DueDateAfter1day'],'yyyy-MM-dd')
formatDateTime(outputs('Today'), 'yyyy-MM-dd')
How to Send Multiple reminders using Microsoft flow

Case-4: (DueDateBefore3days is equal to Today)

  • Select a new step and add the Condition control to check if the DueDateBefore3days is equal to Today.
  • If Yes, we will add apply to each control and Pass the Assigned To the dynamic content value.
  • Select the set variable action and generate a dynamic URL to send an email with the assigned task item.
  • In the Name field, select the initialized variable from the dropdown. In the value section, pass the below value.
<a href='@{items('Apply_to_each')?['{Link}']}'>click here to view the assigned task</a>
  • Add a Send an email(V2) action and Pass the To as AssignedTo Email, Subject, and Body from Dynamic content values.
formatDateTime(items('Apply_to_each')?['DueDateBefore3days'],'yyyy-MM-dd')
formatDateTime(outputs('Today'), 'yyyy-MM-dd')
using flow to send email reminder from sharepoint data

Case-5: (DueDateAfter3days is equal to Today)

  • Select a new step and add the Condition control to check if the DueDateAfter3days is equal to Today. It will automatically apply to each control to loop through all items presented in the SharePoint list.
  • If Yes, Add apply to each control and Pass the Assigned To the dynamic content value. Select the set variable action and generate a dynamic URL to send an email with the assigned task item.
  • In the Name field, select the initialized variable from the dropdown. In the value section, pass the below value.
<a href='@{items('Apply_to_each')?['{Link}']}'>click here to view the assigned task</a>
  • Add a Send an email(V2) action and Pass the To as AssignedTo Email, Subject, and Body from Dynamic content values.
formatDateTime(items('Apply_to_each')?['DueDateAfter3days'],'yyyy-MM-dd')
formatDateTime(outputs('Today'), 'yyyy-MM-dd')
How to Send Multiple reminders using Power Automate

Step-6:

Our complete flow looks like the below: Save the Flow.

sharepoint list reminder email
  • The Scheduled Flow Runs based on the Scheduled date and time and Repeat frequency. My Current Date is (23/08/2023). My Flow rans at 10:30 AM.
  • Below displayed is my SharePoint list which has a current date value on all the five list items.
    • 1st item assigned users will get a reminder of the Due date after 1 day
    • 2nd item item-assigned users will get a reminder for the Due date
    • 3rd item assigned users will get a reminder for the Due date before 1 day
    • 4th item assigned users will get a reminder for the Due date before 3 days
    • 5th item assigned users will get a reminder for the Due date after 3 days
sharepoint list send reminder email

Once the scheduled flow runs successfully, The assigned users will receive an email in Outlook.

1st SharePoint list item falls under Case-3 in our flow (DueDateAfter1day is equal to Today). So two assigned users(Adele Vance and Patti Fernarndez) will get an email reminder that the Task Already Expired for 1 Day.

power automate send 7 or 14 day task due reminder emails
sharepoint send reminder emails

Similarly, the 2nd SharePoint list item falls under Case-1 in our flow (DueDate is equal to Today). So, two assigned users(Adele Vance and Miriam Graham) will get an email reminder that the Task Expires Today.

sharepoint list send reminder email
power automate send email based on date in sharepoint list

3rd SharePoint list item falls under Case-2 in our flow (DueDateBefore1day is equal to Today). The assigned user, Miriam Graham will get an email reminder that the Task is Expiring Tomorrow.

How to Send Multiple Email reminders using Microsoft flow

In the same way, the 4th SharePoint list item falls under Case-4 in our flow (DueDateBefore3days is equal to Today). The assigned user, Patti Fernandez will get an email reminder that the Task is Expiring in 3 days.

send email reminders from microsoft lists using power automate

5th SharePoint list item falls under Case-5 in our flow (DueDateAfter3days is equal to Today). So, two assigned users( Miriam Graham and Adele Vance) will get an email reminder that the Task Already Expired for 3 Days.

power automate send reminder email based on date in sharepoint list
Send Email Reminders from a SharePoint List using Power Automate

This is how to send email reminders from the SharePoint list using Power Automate flow.

Conclusion

In this Power Automate tutorial, I have clearly explained how to send reminder emails from a SharePoint list using Power Automate or Microsoft Flow. And how to generate dynamic links to items using Microsoft Flow within the Send an email flow action.

I have sent reminder emails in the following dates:

  • Send a reminder email if today is the due date
  • Send a reminder email three days before the due date
  • Send a reminder email one day before the due date
  • Send a reminder email one day after the due date
  • Send a reminder email three days after the due date

You may also like:

>