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Flow showing as successful when failed & terminate control not working

Good Afternoon, 

 

I'm very new to PowerAutomate and have set up a flow to send e-mail notifications when a flow fails using the really helpful template here: Flow Failure Notifications - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com)

 

Most of my flows are fairly simple template cloud flows for recording Microsoft form responses in a SharePoint Microsoft List.

 

This is all working however I cannot successfully use the terminate control to ensure when the flow fails it shows as 'failed' in the run status. It is not allowing me to add the terminate control action to the e-mail notification as per the above template I get this error - The operation 'terminate' cannot be used inside a for each. 

 

Is there another simple way other than terminate control to ensure the status remains as failed for flows where the last action is the e-mail notification of failure? 

 

When I add the terminate control as an additional step it also won't work as it only attaches to the previous 'apply to each' loop which shows as successful despite any action(s) within that loop failing.

 

Any help would be much appreciated, apologies if my terminology is way off I'm very new to this so hopefully this makes some sense! 🙂 

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Pstork1
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The fix for this is to add a boolean variable and set the value inside the for each when the action fails.  Then once you exit the for each send the email if the boolean is true.  You can also use a string variable if you want to capture a message or something about the failure.  Then check when you exit the for each to see if the string is blank.  If its not send the email and terminate the flow.



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Hi @Pstork1 

 

Thank you for the response, are you able to show an example of this please that incorporates the template here? Flow Failure Notifications - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com) - or does this boolean approach mean this full notification template is not required? 

 

Thanks for your help! 

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Can you provide a screenshot of your flow and I'll try to provide a sample that is similar.



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Hi @Pstork1, At the moment I have the attached which is the standard template for recording MS Forms responses into SharePoint - I've then used part of the template here Flow Failure Notifications - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com) which is successfully sending the e-mail at the bottom of this flow with the link to that particular flow as per the e-mail subject and body working correctly.

 

Where I've had the issue is using the terminate control step on the end of this flow doesn't work as it doesn't pick up that the 'create item' step has failed as it only picks up 'apply to each' which shows successful, this is something to do with nesting or other terminology I'm not familiar with that means this terminate control step won't work.

 

I am trying to set this up to work but ensure the 'success' of the flow status is shown as failure so colleagues won't be confused looking for a failed flow via the e-mail link, if they then click away from that and can't find a fail in the 28 day run list,

 

Sorry waffling on a bit here, hope this makes some sort of sense! 

 

 

 

 

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