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aj11131
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Delaying Flows

Hello,

 

I was curious as to what the maximum time a flow can run is? I know the default timeout 30 days. Can this be increased? The application I am creating a flow for would require the flow be delayed for several months with the delay action before the final steps are completed. Is this possible?

 

Thanks

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v-yamao-msft
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Community Support

Hi aj11131,

 

This documentation about “Limits and configuration in Microsoft Flow” could be a reference for you:
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/limits-and-config/

 

From the doc we know that the run duration and storage retention for a single flow is 30 days. I haven’t seen a way to increase it, would you consider to create a new one before the timeout reaches as a temporary workaround?

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You could also consider to create a request on Flow Ideas Forum to expand the maximum run time for a flow at here:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Hello, i am truggling with Business Process Management using sharepoint, microsoft flow, infopath. I have same problems with you, but my team found out the solution. We change approval in approval email action into approval on UI form ( infopath form with button approve and reject). With any approval time n, we design the flow ( when item created or modifiled) with multi condition switch case to check status of item, status should be Submitted, Approval Pending 1,2,  Approved/ Reject Time 1,2. As detail status as you can control in flow. So that, every flow trigger run, it's also run ( 3 - 8s) to end flow with one condition as success. To do that, you can resolve flow has to waiting approval for long month as flow is not success right now. So with a long approval 1- 12month, it is impossible

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