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jjohnson
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Wait for field change in Lists

Greetings,

 

I have a list which when submitted kicks off a multi level approval workflow. This works great.

 

I was notified that we now would like to be able to only partially complete the list form and sumbit later. This presents a problem because the form is already submitted and the approval flow is already kicked off.

 

After researching, i found that I could add a "Do Until". I searched all over the web for a response on how to do this but I wasn't able to find my solution.

 

I added a choice field in the list called "Doc Status" and added "Draft" and "Ready for Approval" as the choices. Then I added the "Do Until" where "Doc Status equals Ready for Approval". Seems easy enough. I don't understand the limits. I have been to the ISO page and just don't get it.

 

What I want is to have it check every 15 minutes for 15 days. Can someone tell me how to accomplish this. I assume after 15 days, the flow just terminates?

 

Jamie

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Re: Wait for field change in Lists

@jjohnson - I would like to suggest an alternative approach.  I would consider creating a Flow that runs when an item has changed.  The Flow should check the value of your Doc Status column.  If it is equal to "Ready for approval", start your approval process.  Also, you might want to add a hidden boolean column that tracks whether or not the approval process has started.  When the approval process starts, set the value to True.  Check this value as this column as well before start the approval process.

 

Your Flow might look something like this:

 

WaitForApproval1.jpg

 

In practice, I would have combined the two conditions into one - I have them separate to make my point easier to illustrate.  The second condition prevents the approval process from starting again when an item has been edited after the approval process starts.

 

If this meets your requirements, please mark you post as Solved.

 

If not, please provide details and I will revise my solution.

 

Scott

 

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Scott
Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Wait for field change in Lists

Hi @jjohnson

 

Please refer to screenshot below to create the flow:

 

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Please make sure the "Doc Status Value" dynamic content is choose from the "Get item" action.

 

 

Best regards,

Alice

 

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