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Karen_H
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Scheduled flow to kick off an instant flow

I have an instant flow that sends approval requests, reminders and timeout notifications.  The user wants to be able to kick off this flow when they are ready for certain documents.  For other documents they would like it to kick off automatically.  The design I am thinking is to have the documents marked for auto approval via a StartWF column.  Is it possible to create a scheduled workflow that will kick off the instant workflow based on the value in this column?

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PrasadAthalye
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I would design 3 flows for this...

 

  • Flow 1 - that actually has all required actions like Approval Request, reminders etc. but has HTTP trigger on it.
  • Flow 2 - that has a scheduled trigger and calls flow 1 on the schedule.
  • Flow 3 - that has a for an item trigger which user can invoke from within library and this flow calls flow 1 again.

 

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PrasadAthalye
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I would design 3 flows for this...

 

  • Flow 1 - that actually has all required actions like Approval Request, reminders etc. but has HTTP trigger on it.
  • Flow 2 - that has a scheduled trigger and calls flow 1 on the schedule.
  • Flow 3 - that has a for an item trigger which user can invoke from within library and this flow calls flow 1 again.

 

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@PrasadAthalye  Thanks for the suggestion!  Any tips on how I can copy the already created flow or just change the trigger without having to create from start?  I am aware of Copy to Clipboard but this will still take time due to the number of approvals, etc.

You can remove the trigger and add another trigger to it. Use Export flow and create a backup first.

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