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Approval flow with multiple steps

I am looking for guidance/help with a flow. I have a SharePoint folder where 2 documents will be uploaded at the same time (one named File A and the other named File B). Both documents need to be routed to specific managers for approval, but File A must be approved before File B can be sent for approval. 

 

I have figured out how to create a basic flow for an approval, but need some help with:

1. How to set a condition so that only File A is sent initially. (I tried setting a condition by file name, but it didnt work)

2. How to create a flow so that when File A is approved, File B is sent for approval. 

 

I am new to Power Automate and appreciate any help that can be provided (or even guidance on if this is even possible!). Thanks in advance. 

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Dual Super User III
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Re: Approval flow with multiple steps

The easiest way to do this is with two flows.  One that triggers when a file is created or modified in a folder.  Then have a condition that checks if its File A or B.  If its A continue with the approval if its B then terminate the flow.  The second flow is specifically designed to operate on File B.  After the Approval for File A completes you can have a last step invoke the Flow designed to approve File B.  To have one Flow call another you need to build the Flows in a Solution.  That will give you access to an action that lets you call a child Flow (the one for File B).



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Re: Approval flow with multiple steps

The easiest way to do this is with two flows.  One that triggers when a file is created or modified in a folder.  Then have a condition that checks if its File A or B.  If its A continue with the approval if its B then terminate the flow.  The second flow is specifically designed to operate on File B.  After the Approval for File A completes you can have a last step invoke the Flow designed to approve File B.  To have one Flow call another you need to build the Flows in a Solution.  That will give you access to an action that lets you call a child Flow (the one for File B).



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