I am trying to join a parallel action to an already existing flow. I do not see an option to do this in the UI.
For example : I created Action5 in an already existing flow. I am trying to join Action5 to Action4. I do not see an option to do this.
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Action2 Action3 Action5
Please try the following:
Please let me know if this works for you or if you need additional help.
The fact that you don't see the option for a parallel brach probably has to do with where the action is located. Please post a screen shot of your Flow in edit mode and I'll try to assist.
Since the action is already part of a set of Parallel branches, based on your screenshot, you have to click above the intersection rather than below. That's why you don't see the add parallel branch.
You can't go from one set of parallel branches directly to another set. Add some action, I would use a simple compose, above action 2. After that you should see add a parallel branch between that action and action 2.
I'm in a similar boat and still terribly confused. I notice you haven't marked any response as the accepted solution. Were you able to join the parallel branch? If so, how did you do this?
I think he is trying to terminate that parallel with the Action 5 into the same Action 4. I.e., add another parallel branch to the two existing branches, ending with the already existing intersection.
Still appears outside UI is only way. If helpful to others looking at this, how I solved for my situation:
Download the flow as a .zip file
Within the .zip file, navigate “Microsoft.Flow” --> “flows” --> (folder with numbers) --> definition.json
Open the definition as a text file. In this case, I wanted to connect the branch before “Filter array 9”. So I searched for Filter Array 9’s run after property, which is currently after “num_pers_req”
I then modified the run after by adding an additional requirement within the curly braces, by adding the requirement for “Compose_69” to be completed
Save the and update this as the definition.json within your zip folder
In power automate, go to import, and upload the .zip folder
Before importing, you could have also modified the file name within the zip file, or you can do it here. Select config
If you want to replace an existing flow, select the flow to be replaced, click save, and then import
Alternately, select “Create as new” from the dropdown, save, and import
I have a flow with 85 action items and was experiencing similar issues.
I was able to use Scope to consolidate all action items and then drag all the actions in one long path.
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Action2 Action3 Action5
Use scope to consolidate all the action items like below:
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Scope2 Scope3 Action5
Organize all the Scope items in one column:
(+) <-- add parallel tasks here. Drag and drop the scopes as planned.
Then you can start adding parallel actions below Scope 4.
This is the way I add a new parallel action to an existing flow:
1) Copy the action you want to join (It will include those dependent actions below)
2) Add 'New Step' using the copied one
3) Then you will see those parallel actions are now joined to the new step
4) Delete the old one and DONE!
I have found a way that seems to work for me, whether it is useful depends on how many actions you have below the join (action 4 in this case).
Not something I'd want to do if Act4 was more than a handful of actions since you need to drag and drop each. Unless you follow a previous reply and use Scope to group actions.
This really seems like a bug, there should be an option to just add items to the Run After to reconnect parallel branches. This would be a much simpler process.
I had the same problem. I have a branch with 2 actions that reconnects to a long list of individual actions below. Its crazy you cant just drag and drop the lines of the flow, they have this feature in Project and it makes way more sense.
You need to start from the bottom and work the branch back up.
1. Use the 'New Step' button at the bottom. This should link between the bottom of your existing flow ('Action 4'), and the parallel branch that doesnt lead to anything ('Action 5').
2. Drag and drop everything under the original parallel branch to come after the new step you just created, then delete the fake step. This should leave the 'Action 5' linked to the 2 and 3 branch.