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Arif_1
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Reoccuring monthly update flow

Hi,

 

I am very new to power automate so please bear with me.

 

I have created a SharePoint list with a number of columns.

 

What I am trying to do is schedule a monthly flow to update the Month column with the 1st of the month as this will then update the calculated column that contains the deadline.

 

e.g. SLA Due Date = SLA Month + SLA (Calendar Days)

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However not all items in the list have a deadline.  So I only want to update the items where Reporting Team = Operational Reporting and Run Frequency = Monthly.

 

Here is how I have created the flow....

 

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When I execute the flow I keep getting: ActionBranchingConditionNotSatisfied. The execution of template action 'Update_item' skipped: the branching condition for this action is not satisfied.

 

I think I know what I am doing wrong but I don't know who to correct it.  I have tried using filter arrays, get lists etc but have not been successful.  

 

Can anyone help please?

 

 

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Hi @Arif_1 

Are your 'Reporting Team' and 'Run Frequency' columns of type Choice?

If so, the dynamic content in the following image should be selected in the Condition.

vLilyWmsft_2-1646788851117.png

If you want to update every month is the SLA Month Column with the 1st date of the month but only for items where Reporting Team = Operational Reporting and Run Frequency = Monthly.

According to the Flow I provided earlier, you just need to change the content of Update.

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Expression:

startOfMonth(utcNow(),'yyyy-MM-dd')

vLilyWmsft_4-1646789154936.png

After flow runs, the SLA Month that meets the conditions in the figure below is changed to the first day of the month. And the SLA Due Date column is automatically calculated.

vLilyWmsft_5-1646789304518.png

Best Regards.

 

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Arif_1
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Hi @v-LilyW-msft,

 

You are a legend!  It has worked and I have also learnt something new.  I am so grateful for your help and assistance.

 

I thought I had turned off "allow multiple selection" but I hadn't done for one particular column.

 

Kind regards

Arif

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v-LilyW-msft
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Hi @Arif_1 

What type are ‘Reporting Team’ and ‘Run Frequency’ columns? Are these two columns of choice type?

If they are Choice type, please select Column value in Condition for comparison. 

This is my test list:

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Expression:

addDays(items('Apply_to_each')?['SLAMonth'],int(items('Apply_to_each')?['SLA_x0028_CalendarDays_x0029_']))
Note: 'SLAMonth' is the internal name of 'SLA Month'
          'SLA_x0028_CalendarDays_x0029_ 'is the internal name of 'SLA (Calendar Days)'
You can find the internal name via List settings -> Click on the column name -> It’s at the end of the URL on the Edit column page, after ‘Field=’.
vLilyWmsft_5-1646622105030.png

After flow runs, the list will be updated like below:

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Hope the content above may help you.

Best Regards

If my reply helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Arif_1
Frequent Visitor

Hi,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

I am trying to do something similar.....but not exactly the same.

 

My SLA Due Date is a calculated column not a date column.  

 

The Column I want to update every month is the SLA Month Column with the 1st date of the month but only for items where Reporting Team = Operational Reporting and Run Frequency = Monthly.

 

So, when the SLA column is updated with the 1st date of the month, it will auto calculate the new SLA Due Date column by adding the SLA days and SLA Month columns together.

  

Arif_1_0-1646755746843.png

 

Also, when I try to do steps provided, I receive an error message.

 

I tried it with adding just the one conditional query as well but I end up with "apply to each 2" and "apply to each 3" if I add the run frequency condition.

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This is the error I receive:

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Can you help please?

Hi @Arif_1 

Are your 'Reporting Team' and 'Run Frequency' columns of type Choice?

If so, the dynamic content in the following image should be selected in the Condition.

vLilyWmsft_2-1646788851117.png

If you want to update every month is the SLA Month Column with the 1st date of the month but only for items where Reporting Team = Operational Reporting and Run Frequency = Monthly.

According to the Flow I provided earlier, you just need to change the content of Update.

vLilyWmsft_0-1646788588108.png

vLilyWmsft_1-1646788661286.png

vLilyWmsft_2-1646788851117.png

Expression:

startOfMonth(utcNow(),'yyyy-MM-dd')

vLilyWmsft_4-1646789154936.png

After flow runs, the SLA Month that meets the conditions in the figure below is changed to the first day of the month. And the SLA Due Date column is automatically calculated.

vLilyWmsft_5-1646789304518.png

Best Regards.

 

Hi @v-LilyW-msft,

 

Thank you for your help and patience.

 

My 'Reporting Team' and 'Run Frequency' columns of type are Choice type columns.

 

Here is what my flow looks like when I am updating as shown above:

 

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And in the if yes condition these are the only fields I am populating

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I then test the flow and it fails at the last step

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I can't get my "apply to each" condition to look like yours

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Hi @Arif_1 

Do your 'Reporting Team' and 'Run Frequency' columns allow multiple selection?

vLilyWmsft_1-1646900274023.png

Will your column value have multiple choices? If not, turn off the allow multiple selection option and try again.

Best Regards.

Arif_1
Frequent Visitor

Hi @v-LilyW-msft,

 

You are a legend!  It has worked and I have also learnt something new.  I am so grateful for your help and assistance.

 

I thought I had turned off "allow multiple selection" but I hadn't done for one particular column.

 

Kind regards

Arif

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