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Anonymous
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Apply to Each limitation

Hello,

 

I've had a look around and not found an answer to this one yet;

 

I've created a flow that copies all the files from a Box folder to a Dropbox folder every x hours. The flow works fine, however the Apply to Each action seems to have a 100 iteration limit - I only see 100 files in the Dropbox folder, and 100 actions on review.

 

The issue is that we have 150+ (and potentially growing) files in Box. Is there a way to increase this limit or a workaround that will copy all the files?

 

Thanks.

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Anonymous
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I beleive this was fixed in a recent update

 

Advanced options under 'Get Items' has a maximum get count which you can manually set to whatever you want

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v-micsh-msft
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Hi @Anonymous,

 

Please check the article below for the limits under Microsoft Flow:

Limits and configuration in Microsoft Flow

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So I don't think the issue here is caused by the Apply to Each limitation.

Would you please share some details about the flow configuration, are you using the Box->List files and Folders in a folder action?

In addition, please verify the Body output of the Box->List files and folders in a folder action, confirm that it has all the files loaded.

 

Regards,

Michael

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Anonymous
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Hi @v-micsh-msft,

 

Thanks for looking at this. Yes, I'm using the List files and folders action. I just checked this and it looks like this might be the culptit as I can only see 100 items in the List action results.

 

Here's a copy of the flow as it is now. Are you aware why the List action might be only pulling 100 items?

 

Flow

Anonymous
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Answer to this would be great as I am looking at a smilar issue.

I'm currently having this issue with a SP list - apply to each on every item in the list. It does not iterate beyond 100

Anonymous
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I beleive this was fixed in a recent update

 

Advanced options under 'Get Items' has a maximum get count which you can manually set to whatever you want

I see that now, appears to have fixed it. Thank you!

 

My existing flows have defaulted to 100 items instead of 512 FYI

Anonymous
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I just checked, and this has resolved for my flow too. I didn't have to change anything it just updated.

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Thanks All.

ErichH
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I have the same issue today. I had 157 items in the sharepoint list, used an ODATA filter string to get the relevant 119 records.

 

yet only 100 records are read by "GET ITEM"

 

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see also

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/get-items-only-returns-100-records/td-p/136883

I do not see an advance setting selection...is there another workaround?  Thanks so much for your help!

Never mind!  I answered my own question.  The pagination is on the get items, not at each... Thanks!

I am having this issue as well... I do not see an advanced setting for adding more iterations.  I have a folder that receives 300+ files a day and a flow that moves the files out of the received folder into a processing folder but it is only moving 100 files.  This is creating a major bottle neck on file processing.

I am facing an issue where Get Items consume 3ms whereas Apply to Each takes 5 days 

I have been iterating on a large list having 15k+ items which show the threshold already as it crossed 5k limit

 

As a workaround, I tried breaking the item limit < 2500 per each based on ID to run the parallel power automate instance (all instance are separate on their own)

 

Any idea how can we tune this - "Apply To Each loop"

 

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@prashanthspark  following this to know any suggestions/solution as well.

I found that if iterating through more than 1000 records will cause the flow to run disproportionately slower (e.g. 500 records take 1.5 hours, but 1500 records take 24+ hours). And when I break them up manually into separate instances, it runs much faster. Would love to know how I can optimize this.

Or does anyone know how to build a flow which can automatically break the 'apply to each' loops to 500 records each (e.g. if 2100 records, break it into 5 loops: 500 + 500 + 500 + 500 + 100)

Anonymous
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Can you use apply all to update all the rows in a excel table? Essentially this would reset the table to have all internal columns updated. I have tried update a row but the flow tends to get very long one for each person.

I am having the exact same problem. When I filter the results to 500 records or so, the flow runs in a few minutes. But I have to run the flow to 8,000 records. So it runs for days.

 

Did you ever find a solution to split the apply to each in 500 records batch?

Ashkan
Regular Visitor

1-Click on get items

2- In the setting tab turn on Pagination and change the ThresholdAshkan_0-1702579276792.png

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Does anyone know how I'd change the pagination if the apply to each is being fed by JSON?

 

My flow works fine and I can see the JSON string contains all the information that I am looking for..... but I can't increase the properties on the apply to each to make it work for more than 10 entries? Surely I'm going something stupid?

 

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