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Johnathon_S
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Why is this flow constantly running?

I have a flow that never seems to stop running (triggering). The trigger is "When an item is created or modified".  Yet, the flow just continuously runs.

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Super User
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Re: Why is this flow constantly running?

 

Hi

I guess if you update the same item that triggered the flow (I am referring to When an item is created or modified), then you enter a neverending loop

 

There are several threads on this topic

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/Do-not-retrigger-the-flow/idi-p/70443

 





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Super User
Super User

Re: Why is this flow constantly running?

 

Hi

I guess if you update the same item that triggered the flow (I am referring to When an item is created or modified), then you enter a neverending loop

 

There are several threads on this topic

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/Do-not-retrigger-the-flow/idi-p/70443

 





If anybody solved your question, remember to mark its post as a solution!

Proud to be a Flownaut!





Johnathon_S
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Re: Why is this flow constantly running?

Well that isn't the greatest . . .

 

Thanks for the information.

Super User
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Re: Why is this flow constantly running?

Hi again

There are some workarounds, not very elegant I am afraid.

For example let's assume the flow owner never updates manually the SP items. In such a case, if you add a condition after the trigger and check who modified the item, then you can stop executing the flow if it was the Flow owner.

This means everytime somebody else modifies an item the flow will be executed twice, the first time the condition is not met, so the item is again updated. The flow is automatically reexecuted, this time the condition is met, and the item will not be updated.

Hope this helps





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Johnathon_S
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Re: Why is this flow constantly running?

Well I think what I'm going to do is create a new record rather than update the record. This will create a type of sharepoint log.

 

Thank you for the quick response, and I hope you have a wonderful day c:

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