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ShineTan123
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Helper III

Problem on setting reminder

Hi Everyone,

I have a concern on building the flow for reminder purpose. I tried to remind the approver for the request which is not responded, so I set a variable and then add the do until until the variable value is true. This way works for the reminder purpose. However,  here comes a question, even the approver grant the approval, the do until is still working until the set timing is run out.

I am not sure whether I missed out something or not. Appreciate if anyone can help.

 

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Hello @ShineTan123 ,

the other flow would use the 'Recurrence' trigger. It'd start e.g. once a day, find all the items with pending tasks at the time when the flow runs, send the emails, and finish. No need for any delay.



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tom_riha
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Hello @ShineTan123 ,

you didn't miss anything, that's how it works. These are two parallel branches that must both finish for the flow to continue, they're not connected in any way. The flow won't continue until the delay is over.

That's why I prefer storing the AssignedUser and AssignedDate in the SharePoint list and building a separate, scheduled flow for the reminder.



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hi @tom_riha,

Thanks for the suggestion! But I am thinking how creating a new flow works? Since we still need to use delay in the other flow, right?

Hello @ShineTan123 ,

the other flow would use the 'Recurrence' trigger. It'd start e.g. once a day, find all the items with pending tasks at the time when the flow runs, send the emails, and finish. No need for any delay.



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HI @tom_riha,

I see. I think in this case, the set Recurrence is working as the Delay already. So I assume Delay is more suitable for me. But thanks anyway!

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