Skip to content
    Select Category

    Welcome to Teams Tuesday

    A podcast about mastering the best of what other people have already figured out with M365.

    Teams Tuesday focuses on insights and lessons that never expire. You’ll walk away from every episode with actionable insights that help you get better results and be more productive.

    Back to Home

    Assigning Planner Tasks

    1 min read
    Target Audience Developer
    Categories Planner
    Read Time 5 minutes
    Understand time including reading links 2 minutes

    The purpose of the post is to confirm what you are struggling with figuring out and to give you a workaround, which is a bit of a hack.

    The core challenge:

    The ability to assign a Planner task via code.

    What did I figure out?

    This can’t be done via traditional .net code with a service account with global admin. Even if you create a service account that has access to the planner group, it will expire at some point/need to be refreshed; so it certainly isn’t a “set and forget” approach.

    There is no way to use application permissions to create planner tasks without requiring user interaction.

    The workaround (a bit of a hack)

    Load the assigned task in a SharePoint list, then trigger a Flow that runs on a user (in the group), not a service account, to create the task.

    Note: This isn’t a scalable approach and more of a hack, so it does depend on the business use case.

    Comments are closed.