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jdrussell78 Helper V
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After 2 x reminder emails to approve, send email saying approval has not been received

Hi,

 

I have implemented this:

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Flow-Discussion/Reminder-Email-to-Approver/m-p/151964

 

It is working well, it sends reminders for approvals which is great.  However, I am now at a point where I want to do the following:

 

After x days, x retries on sending the approval chase up email, I want the flow to finish with an email to the requester saying that approval has not been received and this request is terminated.

 

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Re: After 2 x reminder emails to approve, send email saying approval has not been received

@jdrussell78 

Another option is to set a timeout after X days on the approval.  If the approval times out:

  1. Send an email
  2. Use a control terminate action with success to exit the Flow

This stategy has the advantage of cancelling the approval.

 

To implement, you'll need to configur "run after" settings.

ApprTimeout1.jpgApprTimeout2.jpgApprTimeout3.jpg

 

 

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Re: After 2 x reminder emails to approve, send email saying approval has not been received

Create another variable that contains the number of times that you have looped.  After each loop increment that variable.  Then add a check to see if that variable is greater than or equal to the maximum number of reminders you want to send.  If it is send your termination email and set the exit variable for the loop to exit.



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jdrussell78 Helper V
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Re: After 2 x reminder emails to approve, send email saying approval has not been received

I do understand, can you show me in a pic of a flow ?

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Re: After 2 x reminder emails to approve, send email saying approval has not been received

@jdrussell78 

Another option is to set a timeout after X days on the approval.  If the approval times out:

  1. Send an email
  2. Use a control terminate action with success to exit the Flow

This stategy has the advantage of cancelling the approval.

 

To implement, you'll need to configur "run after" settings.

ApprTimeout1.jpgApprTimeout2.jpgApprTimeout3.jpg

 

 

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If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Scott

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Dual Super User
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Re: After 2 x reminder emails to approve, send email saying approval has not been received

Not exactly setup the way your reminder flow is, but here's a loop that will stop after two reminders.

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jdrussell78 Helper V
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Re: After 2 x reminder emails to approve, send email saying approval has not been received

Hi,

 

Yes is this what I need to do, however, I don't see how I implement it inthe existing flow.  I already have a variable set in the do until, are you saying I need another variable in there ?

 

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