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Use "Send e-mail with options" with Timeout

Dear community,

 

I am wondering if there is a method to use "Send e-mail with options" even when nobody answered.

We want Power Automate to perform a step that gets triggered with no user-action. (Like a passive approval)

 

Right now I set a duration of 5 days (P0Y0M5DT0H0M0S). This duration is needed to give people enough time for their decision. 

 

Unfortunately I am experiencing this problem:

The operation "Switch" needs a succeeded input of "Send e-mail with options". In case of nobody was using the button inside the e-mail, "Switch" will get a TimedOut as input and the flow stops.

 

This is our basic idea:

 

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I found 2 possible solutions online but I don't know how to implement it correctly.

 

1.)

I think we just need something like this: Right next to "Switch" is an action that performs when nobody will answer.

Can you please tell me how to split the operation right after "Send e-mail with options"? 

 

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2.)

 

Use an expression and tell "Switch" something like: 

If output of "Send e-mail with options" is "TimedOut" do case Default.

 

How would that command look like? 

 

Thank you very much and greetings from Germany 

 

Sailela

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Re: Use "Send e-mail with options" with Timeout

@Sailela  difficult situation, what I'll try to do is create a sharepoint list and inside add every answer then in flow try to get that answers to compare.



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Re: Use "Send e-mail with options" with Timeout

@Sailela  difficult situation, what I'll try to do is create a sharepoint list and inside add every answer then in flow try to get that answers to compare.



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my post as a solution! to guide others :winking_face:

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If you want you can follow me at www.christianabata.com Quieres contenido en español? Síguenos en Power Automate LA

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Re: Use "Send e-mail with options" with Timeout

Hey Christian,

 

thanks for your reply. I found a solution, your answer just gave me the food for thought 🙂 

 

Thanks!

 

Sailela

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