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Rename An Instant Flow?

This was an interesting one I ran into today.  I created a very simple test instant flow.  When I first created it, I wasn't paying attention and didn't provide a name for the flow, so it was going to generate one for me. 

PowerAutomateRenameInstantFlow1.png

When I started poking around in the editing/designing of the flow, I noticed something:  the Rename option was disabled.

PowerAutomateRenameInstantFlow2.png

I thought it was interesting, but it could've been because the process won't actually assign a name to my unnamed flow until I saved it.  So I added something simple and saved my flow.

PowerAutomateRenameInstantFlow3.png

When I opened up the flow again, the Rename option was still disabled.  My flow had the distinct name of "Button ->  Initialize Variable".  Argh!  I poked around a bit more, refusing to believe there was no way through the UI to rename my flow.  After a couple minutes, I found it.  You just had to click on the vertical ellipsis to the right of the flow name, click on DETAILS...

PowerAutomateRenameInstantFlow4.png

Then click on the EDIT (1) link and bingo!  There's a Flow Name field (2).  Yaaay!

PowerAutomateRenameInstantFlow5.png

Not that this question really needs to be answered, but, I wonder why they didn't just enable the Rename option upon editing the saved flow in the first place?

 

 

 

 

 

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Brad_Groux
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The rename option you are trying to use in the first screenshot is for renaming the Flow step (action or trigger), and not the Flow itself. To rename the Flow, click the Flow name in the top left of the Flow edit screen:

RenameFlow.png

To help organize your Flow, you can rename most of the steps that you add, but some of them, such as Triggers, cannot be renamed.

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Brad_Groux
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The rename option you are trying to use in the first screenshot is for renaming the Flow step (action or trigger), and not the Flow itself. To rename the Flow, click the Flow name in the top left of the Flow edit screen:

RenameFlow.png

To help organize your Flow, you can rename most of the steps that you add, but some of them, such as Triggers, cannot be renamed.

👨🏻‍💻 If this reply answers your question or solves your issue, please ACCEPT AS SOLUTION ☑️. If you find this reply helpful, please consider giving it a LIKE 👍.

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On the edit page, there is absolutely no indication that the name is editable!  You guys need to hire an UX designer.  It's really sad when your users have to dig through help articles to understand how to rename a flow!

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