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katyknock
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Restart flow approval for previously submitted form

Is it possible or can we get a way to have the flow process restart - looking for an approval and the approver is unexpectedly out of the office for an extended length of time.  We now need those approvals to go to someone else, but cannot find how to get that process to restart.  I added an expiry to the approval but it did not generate new emails...

This is a business continuity need and on the high priority list.

 

Thank you,

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Hi @katyknock ,

 

If you want to restart a flow with previous form response, you could take a try use the test flow function to run the flow with data from previous runs:

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Best regards,

Alice       

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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Gristy
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Hi @katyknock i do this:

 

my trigger is When item is created or modified

I then go into the settings and set the start condition to:

@equals(triggerBody()?['StartFlow'],'Yes')

 

On the SharePoint List i create a Single Line of Text Column called "StartFlow" with default value yes.

 

The first action in my flow is to Set StartFlow to No.

 

Then if i want my flow to restart you can set the StartFlow to Yes and the flow will start again.

 

I use this in combination with a button (in plumsail forms but powerapps works too) to set it to Yes i.e. if the form is rejected the user can go in and click "Resubmit Form" which automatically changes the fields value.

 

 

Hi @katyknock ,

 

If you want to restart a flow with previous form response, you could take a try use the test flow function to run the flow with data from previous runs:

1.png

 

Best regards,

Alice       

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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