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atp15
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Change "Modified By" to the modifier not flow creator

Hello,

I'm building a flow to create a list item everytime someone submits a form. Then, when a list item is modified, the form creator will receive an email from the modifier with details of the modification.

The problem is "Modified by" defaults to me (the flow creator) instead of the person who modified the list item. So, the form creator receives the email from me instead of the actual modifier.

I checked out John Liu's blog on this subject and adapted the flow, but it's still not working correctly. Do I have to parse JSON? Am I missing steps? I'm not a developer, so a lot of this goes over my head.

Here's the relevant part of my flow and please let me know if I need to clarify anything. Any help is much appreciated!

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v-bacao-msft
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Hi @atp15 ,

 

Is there any error message for reference? In your Flow, there seems to be a loop. After the HTTP action is executed, the Flow will trigger again. Because the trigger is to monitor whether an item is changed, and the HTTP action is to change the Modified by field in the item.

 

Hope that makes sense.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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v-bacao-msft
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Hi @atp15 ,

 

Is there any error message for reference? In your Flow, there seems to be a loop. After the HTTP action is executed, the Flow will trigger again. Because the trigger is to monitor whether an item is changed, and the HTTP action is to change the Modified by field in the item.

 

Hope that makes sense.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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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Hi @v-bacao-msft,

Thank you for your response. I appreciate it! It didn't give me an error for reference, but the emails were still coming from myself. As for the loop - I put the two conditions in place so that looping wouldn't happen. It would only trigger all the steps from Compose User --> Send an Email if that specific field in the list is changed.

I gave up on trying to figure it out and just had the person who would be modifying the list the most copy the flow so the email would be from them.

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