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Helper III
Helper III

Approval etag fails randomly

Hi all, i've got an approval flow that fails randomly and i can't se why..



I've got a form where staff can send reports in-up to 10 at a time, they save as 'pending' in a SP libary. The flow fires off an approval to me and 2 others. We approve and the files go live on SP



Every so often i get an Etag issue:-

{"Etag":"\"{E809EC58-0969-491F-9ACC-80F8E6B9D2BF},3\"","Message":"The ETag of this item does not match the one used for setting content approval status. The contents of the item may have changed before the action was completed.","Succeeded":false,"ApprovalErrorCode":"etagMismatch","ApprovalLink":"","PublishStartDate":null,"ScheduledVersion":null,"ContentApprovalStatus":"None","ModerationStatus":"None"}
clientRequestId: 54bbb1ab-0a49-42db-8086-07659a1f6cf5
serviceRequestId: 54bbb1ab-0a49-42db-8086-07659a1f6cf5


If i re run the flow it's fine and goes through OK..


How can i stop this?



Super User
Super User

Hey @The_blue 


I do not think there is something wrong with your Power Automate solution as it works most of times. 


Can you please review the comment on 


Perhaps you are facing the same scenario,


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Thanks for that.. it seems strange that i'm getting a 90% success where the guy in the post wasn't getting any...


Does the number matter after the etag? That's the only difference i can see 




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