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Microsoft Flow Fails

I am trying to figure out if a Microsoft Flow fails if it could update a SharePoint List column that would state that the flow failed and on what date. Is this possible?


Any help is greatly appreciated!



Responsive Resident
Responsive Resident

You can test if an individual action within the Flow fails. 


In the ... for each action, there is a "Configure run after" option.


Inside here, you can set when the selected action will run based on the previous action. In the below example, this is a normal setup where the delete email action runs if the rename file action succeeds. 


You could instead, uncheck "is successful" and check of "has failed" and/or "has timed out". This branch will then only run if the previous action failed or timed out. 

Thanks for that, sorry to clarify, I mean if the flow fails as in if it goes past 28 days (which is the magic # of when the flow will break permanently). 

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Hello @jayalessi,

You want to put your actions inside a scope action. Search scope on the add a new action and use this.

Scope is a container for actions.

Than we can set the Timeout policy on the scope to timeout in 27 days. This will timeout after 27 days resulting in a failed action.


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