cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
New Member

How to restore a previous version of a flow

I have written a flow that worked, then was modified to add additional functionality, then doesn't work. Trying to revert to the way it was when it worked hasn't worked. The flow will take an unreasonable amount of time to re-write. 

 

Is there a way to access previous versions of a flow (restore a flow to version 1 from version 34, etc...)?

4 REPLIES 4
Highlighted
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: How to restore a previous version of a flow

@JustPlainCarpe 

Did you export the version of the flow you want to restore before modifying it?

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/import-export-bap-packages/

 

If so, you can import it again

Hope this helps

 



Each time you click on any of our inspiring answers 'Thumb up' icon...
...an ewok scapes from the stormtroopers.

Be grateful, Thumbs up! Save the Galaxy for free!


Escribo sobre Power Automate en:
https://medium.com/anyone-can-automate/

Proud to be a Flownaut!



Highlighted
New Member

Re: How to restore a previous version of a flow

No. I don't export a flow after every change I make because some are very minor. My challenge is that some changes that seem benign corrupt the entire flow and it is impossible to recover without version history.

Highlighted
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: How to restore a previous version of a flow

@JustPlainCarpe 

I see your point, I also experienced similar problems with complex flows, and it is really frustrating when you find no way but building them again from scratch... the only way I found to avoid is was to export flows everytime I made a change, even if it was minor, and keep a manual record of each change introduced... a procedure that I must confess it is the opposite to automation.

Sorry I cannot help, let's hope somebody else can describe any other feasible way to get back your flow!



Each time you click on any of our inspiring answers 'Thumb up' icon...
...an ewok scapes from the stormtroopers.

Be grateful, Thumbs up! Save the Galaxy for free!


Escribo sobre Power Automate en:
https://medium.com/anyone-can-automate/

Proud to be a Flownaut!



Highlighted
Community Support
Community Support

Re: How to restore a previous version of a flow

Hi @JustPlainCarpe ,

 

Currently, Flow does not have such a feature. If you want such a feature to be supported by MS Flow, please try to submit your suggestion in the idea forums. I believe this is a feature worth looking forward to.

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

 

In addition, I think that the method provided by @efialttes is also worth considering. It is used to export the configuration of the Flow completed in different time periods, so that the previous version can be used according to the date or other records.

 

Another way you might use is to use Save as to generate a copy, also do some record. If you need to use it, you could edit it directly on the basis of the copy.

Image reference:

22.PNG

 

Hope it helps.

 

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.

Helpful resources

Announcements
firstImage

Power Platform 2020 release wave 2 plan

Features releasing from October 2020 through March 2021

firstImage

Join the new Power Virtual Agents Community!

We are excited to announce the launch of Power Virtual Agents Community. Check it out now!

firstImage

New & Improved Power Automate Community Cookbook

We've updated and improved the layout and uploading format of the Power Automate Cookbook!

thirdimage

Power Automate Community User Group Member Badge

Fill out a quick form to claim your user group badge now!

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (12,985)