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Advocate I

SharePoint list item field updated

It would be good if we could set a 'Flow' to only work when the value of a field changes.

 

Example:

 

We have a 'column' with 3 possible options 1) Planning, 2) Promote, 3) Finished.

 

When a new item is created by default the column is set to 'Planning'.

 

Although many other changes may occur in other columns, we would only want the 'Flow' to start when this particular column is changed. But when other columns are changed no 'Flow' is triggered.

 

Hope this is something that could be implemented, as the current 'Flows' will run each time any column is updated.

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@MWilliams86 

I must not be getting something. In the screenshot, the Switch is on the "Modified" field. That is typically the system name for the field with the time stamp of the last modification. How can this then have the cases in the screenshot, i.e. the words "Planning" or "Promote" or "Finished"?  How do you get these from the "Modified" field?

 

Second,  the workflow runs each time the item is modified. If the value in the field was "Planning" before, and has NOT been changed, it still is "Planning". But when another field was changed, the switch for "Planning" would still be true and the workflow would run those actions, no?

 

So, this does NOT do what is requested, i.e. that a workflow only runs when a specific field has been changed.

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