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Multiple simpler flows vs. one big one?

I'm curious what the trade offs are between making multiple little flows and one giant one? Are there best practices or recommendations for this?

I can see multiple little flows being useful for helping with troubleshooting and for knowing more easily where to go to change something you might want to change. However, they're going to repeat some code and therefore might have some performance disadvantages or consume some sort of resource more aggressively.

Interested in hearing multiple opinions.
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Re: Multiple simpler flows vs. one big one?

Hi @the_joey_o,


I was also wondering how to define some best pracitces for this. As there is option to trigger flow from another one directly with action or with rest call.


Here is my opinion.


I suggest to split one huge flow into smaller ones when you expect that it will take long time to finish it. There is some limit, right now 30 days to finish Flow. Also I found out that it is easier if you have for example some complicated approval process to split it to smaller pieces.


On other hand the huge Flow can be good when you want not to exceed limit of runs per month. So if you expect that it will be triggered many times per day.


But I hope that somebody else will also share his experience.


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Community Support

Re: Multiple simpler flows vs. one big one?

Hi @the_joey_o,


Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?


Thanks for your feedback, @the_joey_o and @vecerpa. If you would like some new features to be added in Microsoft Flow, you could consider take a try to submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:


In addtion, if you have some issues with your flow, please consider submit an assisted ticket in following link:


Best regards,


Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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