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Helper II

Variable in Parallel Branches



I'm not sure if this is possible, if not I can work around it. But if it is, I would like some help. So I'm retrieving a "list" of names from a MS Form that the user fills out and from there I grab their emails from a Sharepoint List so that it's now an array of emails. I have this.  This is a portion of the flow, its a part of a much larger flow. This next part is where it becomes tricky. Once i have this array of emails, I want to send an approval to each of them with a email reminder when they don't do it within a certain time frame. I have this all set up in an Apply to each set to parallelism =5 (max of 5 emails). What I'm struggling with is how to get the variable that I have controlling the email reminder to loop if one person responds to the approval but someone else doesn't. At the moment, what happens is that once someone approves/rejects their approval but the other doesn't, the email reminders stop because the variable changes for all "branches". It runs and it technically doesn't fail but it doesn't do what I wanted. Any thoughts?


Here's the portion of the flow I need help with.




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Hi @leanns,


Please take a try to add a "Set variable" action under the "Do until" to set the variable value to false.




Please let me know if your problem could be solved.


Best regards,


Hello @v-yuazh-msft,


Thank you for the solution. So I believe it worked, but I'm not sure since now my Apply to Each won't run in parallel even though I have it set to run in parallel anymore. Since it's not doing what I'd like, I'm not sure if it worked or not. Do you have an idea as to why the Apply to Each stopped running in parallel even though it's set to? I tried turning it off and back on and it still didn't work.







EDIT: This solution doesn't work. It still won't send the email once the first approval is accepted/rejected. It sends the reminder email once for both approvals. I need it to send for each approval not one for all.

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