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Post Prodigy
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Changing Flow name

I have renamed some of my flows - they are now so numerous I need to identify them by the App which uses them.

Having gone in to Edit the Flows, typed the new name in the upper left & saved, I am surprised that the App is still using the old flow name. The flow name APPEARS to have changed alright.

Normally, when I change the silliest small thing, I have to remove the Flow from the App and re add it.

Now, where I would expect the App to fall over because of the new name, it still sees the old Flow name.

How do I REALLY change the flow name?

 

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Super User III
Super User III

@stapes 
I ran into this issue recently.  My solution was to:

 

  • Export the the flow you renamed
  • Import the flow you exported
  • Delete the original flow
  • Link PowerApps to the new flow

 

It's not a great solution but it worked for me.  I suspect the Flow names stay the same behind the scenes no matter how many times you rename them to prevent breakage.  A similar concept is found in SharePoint when you rename a column: it still retains its original name in PowerApps.

 

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Super User III
Super User III

@stapes 
I ran into this issue recently.  My solution was to:

 

  • Export the the flow you renamed
  • Import the flow you exported
  • Delete the original flow
  • Link PowerApps to the new flow

 

It's not a great solution but it worked for me.  I suspect the Flow names stay the same behind the scenes no matter how many times you rename them to prevent breakage.  A similar concept is found in SharePoint when you rename a column: it still retains its original name in PowerApps.

 

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Thanks @mdevaney - I think I will leave that for now. Way to long-winded. The Flows folder is much easier to read through now.

Advocate IV
Advocate IV

Thanks for submitting this bug. I'm too facing issues because of this. Hopefully Microsoft will fix it soon.

How do u link PowerApps to the new flow please??

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