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Update SharePoint List Item WHILE waiting for Flow Approval

I have a requirement to update a SharePoint list item with the name of the person who is pending a flow approvalCurrently the flow pauses in the 'approval' stage  and then processes other rules. I need an action when the approval is sent to then also update a SPO list column with the person who was sent the approval. Parallel won't work because it does not have the name of the approver yet. 

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@cortese98 :

 

Can you explain why you say "Parallel won't work because it does not have the name of the approver yet"? A screen shot of that portion of your Flow would be helpful.  Is there a reason why you can't set a variable to hold the approvers email address?  Then, you can use that variable to update the list an then start the approval? 

 

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Hi @cortese98 ,

You want get the approver name to update a list item.

I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following workaround:

You can set the 'configure run after' of the 'Update item' to 'has time out'.

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Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Zhongys

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@cortese98 :

 

Can you explain why you say "Parallel won't work because it does not have the name of the approver yet"? A screen shot of that portion of your Flow would be helpful.  Is there a reason why you can't set a variable to hold the approvers email address?  Then, you can use that variable to update the list an then start the approval? 

 

If this addresses your issue, please mark your post as Solved.

 

Scott

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If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Scott

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I was wrong, the parrell will work for what I needed. Thank you

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