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How to use variable from a different flow?

Hello,

 

I have a SQL database table that is updated with a new date every time I need to do something. I want to be able to create a flow that can check the last row of the table and see if it is different. My idea to do this is to create 2 flows.

 

The first flow is run only once, which gets the details of the last row of the table and initialize it as a variable. The second flow will ]run automatically every hour, this will constantly check the last row of the table and check if it is different from the initialized variable. If it is different, it will update the variable to the new date and perform certain actions. This will allow it to run indefinitely.

 

However, I am not sure how to link the initialized variable from the first flow into the second row. Does anybody know how to do this?

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Thank you for your help!

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Hi @DeerMeat 

 

This is a design issue you having. You have created two flows and one is a manual trigger and other is a recurrence one. You won't be able to pass the values from one to another. You have couple of options.

 

1. If you want to keep the same triggers for both flows then you need to store this value (LastRowDetails) in a OneDrive excel or SharePoint or some database, so that second flow can read the values.

 

2. Other option is change the second trigger as When an HTTP received. Call this from first flow (last action step) so that you can pass the LastRow Details in HTTP Payload.

 

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Hi @DeerMeat 

 

This is a design issue you having. You have created two flows and one is a manual trigger and other is a recurrence one. You won't be able to pass the values from one to another. You have couple of options.

 

1. If you want to keep the same triggers for both flows then you need to store this value (LastRowDetails) in a OneDrive excel or SharePoint or some database, so that second flow can read the values.

 

2. Other option is change the second trigger as When an HTTP received. Call this from first flow (last action step) so that you can pass the LastRow Details in HTTP Payload.

 

Thanks



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Hi @abm 

 

Thank you for the response. Could I ask if there's any way of achieving what I am trying to do?

 

If I initialize a variable in the recurrence flow, the default value will always reset at each recurrence. Is there anyway to get a variable into the recurrence flow that will not reset at each recurrence?

abm
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Hi @DeerMeat 

 

Flow runs are sequential and each steps runs one after another. So there is no ways other than I suggested earlier.

 

Thanks 



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okay. understood. thank you for your help

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