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Run History - Am I reading it incorrectly or is my flow endlessly running?

When I look at my flow, it seems to be running and running. The trigger is set to run when an item is created or modified in my SharePoint list. The list was last touched yesterday. 






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Hi @Portland ,


It is an expected behavior since the trigger is when an item is created or updated and you add a Update item action in the flow, it would cause a loop.

You could take a try with solution below:


Best Regards,



Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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Thank you, after reading, I see this is a long standing issue and it appears three changes are required to my flow.


1. Add a Compose Data Operation. What would I type in here?

2. Add a hidden column (hdnCalc)  to SharePoint to store a value 

3. In the Update action, I need to add the Output of the Compose to the hdnCalc field


I think this might be better.. but don't think it's a fix. Also, just tested for the first time only entering one name into my list and it failed to add the one name to the list. Changes are:


SharePoint =

Created new hidden column "hdnCalc" (Single line)



When an Item is Created or Modified


Inserted Compose =

My 4 Initial Variables stayed in place
Inserted Condition =
hdnCalc | is equal to | Outputs
Nothing, didn't touch it...
IF NO = 
The rest of my existing flow 
Update Item =
hdnCalc field | OutPuts |

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