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voglejm
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Approval Flow Caught in Loop

Hey Everyone, 

 

I'm trying to build a nested approval process with power automate. For this flow I'm triggering if the item has an attachment associated. The business organization I'm working with wants to receive the uploaded file as an attachment on the approval email. Everything seems to work well with one significant issue. It seems something is retriggering the flow and I'm getting tons of approval emails. Below are some screenshots of the flow. Any insight anyone might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. 

 

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Sincerely, 

Justin

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v-alzhan-msft
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Hi @voglejm ,

 

What is the actions under the start and wait for an approval action?

I'm afraid that there is an update item action in your flow with trigger when an item is created or modified, it would cause a loop.

Please take a try to with solution to below to prevent the loop:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Power-Automate/Flow-running-thousands-of-times-on-SP-quo...

 

Best Regards,

Alice

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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abm
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Hi @voglejm 

 

Your trigger when an item is created or modified. So whenever the list item is modified it always going to trigger it. Check the run history to make sure what data is changed from previous runs. Compare both runs (the initial and retrigger). You probably could see the change of data and determine which data is changing without your knowledge.

 

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Hi @voglejm ,

 

What is the actions under the start and wait for an approval action?

I'm afraid that there is an update item action in your flow with trigger when an item is created or modified, it would cause a loop.

Please take a try to with solution to below to prevent the loop:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Power-Automate/Flow-running-thousands-of-times-on-SP-quo...

 

Best Regards,

Alice

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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