How to send approval requests to Distributed List (DL) Group in Power Automate


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Problem

The Microsoft Flow Approvals connector does not support sending approval requests to groups today or distributed groups.

To demonstrate the issue I have a sample distributed list (DL) group ‘SomeO365DLGroup’.

The DL group has the following members.

Members of the DL group

Created a sample manually triggered flow to send and approval with the DL ‘someo365DLGroup@GOV019539.onmicrosoft.com’. I got the following error.

{
"error":{
"code":"InvalidApprovalCreateRequestAssignedToNoValidUsers",
"message":"Requiredfield'assignedTo'containednovalidusersin
theorganization"
}
}

Error in the flow

Step by Step Solution

There is an alternative approach, first to get list of members email from the DL group. We will use the “Office 365 Groups” connector with “List group members” action. The action requires to use the group ID.

Step # 1 : Using Azure AD portal get the group id of the distributed list.

To get group id of the distributed list

Step # 2 : Create a…

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