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Set end of Recurrence Flow

I have a Recurrence Flow that is set to run each Monday at 10 am. This is for a Wellness Program that we run for 12 weeks and staff need to submit their data each Monday. We use a Microsoft Team for this program so the Flow has one action of "Post a message (V3) (Preview)" and it works fine to post the reminder without anyone else needing to manually post the reminder.

 

However, there doesn't seem a way to set an end date to the Recurrence - so if I don't remember (or I am out of the office that last week), the Reminder will continue to be posted on that schedule.


Is there a way to set an end date to a Recurrence? This seems like a very common thing to want to do so I hope that I'm just missing this missing part.

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Hi,

 

There is no way to have the flow automatically turn itself off without you going in an turning it off. However there is a workaround for your situation. If you set up a condition right after it starts, you can have it check the current date and if its before a certain date to continue on and if its not to do nothing. Here is some general date information. Feel free to take a look.

 

https://www.o365dude.com/2017/05/01/working-with-dates-times-in-microsoft-flow/

 

Regards,

 

Alex

 

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Hi,

 

There is no way to have the flow automatically turn itself off without you going in an turning it off. However there is a workaround for your situation. If you set up a condition right after it starts, you can have it check the current date and if its before a certain date to continue on and if its not to do nothing. Here is some general date information. Feel free to take a look.

 

https://www.o365dude.com/2017/05/01/working-with-dates-times-in-microsoft-flow/

 

Regards,

 

Alex

 

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Community Support Team _ Alex Rezac
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It's a shame that they don't have a built in way to end recurrence. This solution worked, but it is kind of insane that I had to add in multiple steps and a condition for something that should have been much easier. It works, but it's clunkyl.

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