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Run Flow when Sharepoint list item is created and when only certain Sharepoint list columns modified

I have a flow that I need to run when a Sharepoint list item is created or modified but in that same flow I need to update one of columns causing an infinite loop. Is there a way to specify that I only want the flow to run if certain columns in the Sharepoint list is modified and when any item is created in that list? 

 

Here is the list:

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So in the flow I need to update the Event Status Column, but still need to run the flow anytime an item is created/modified to that list (Which event status default to Waiting for first approval when item is created). But if the Event Status is modified I don't need to run the flow again. Any help with this is greatly appreciate? 

 

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v-liwei-msft
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Hi @Anonymous 

 

You can add an action named Get changes for an item or a file (properties only) under the trigger, this action can return whether a column has been changed.

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You can add a condition when:
1. Whether a specific column is modified:

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or
2. The modification time is equal to the creation time (proving that the current item is newly created and not modified):

vliweimsft_2-1669951386995.png

 


Terminates the stream if the condition is not met.

 

Best Regards,

Levi

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Alex_10
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@Anonymous 

 

your flow updates only 1 column (Event Status Column) and that column is a single choice column?


If yes, you may add a Condition action in your flow.

Left value of the condition: triggerOutputs()?['body/YourEventStatusColumnInternalName']?['Value']

Middle: is equal to
Right value of the condition: "YourUpdatedStatusName"
 
then place Update Item action into 'If no' branch. 'If yes' branch is empty.
 
 

 

 

 

 

Anonymous
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Unfortunately , It isn't a Boolean. There are 4 different options.

 

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Anonymous
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Sorry I may have misunderstood that. This is what I have now 

 

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Anonymous
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Ok so I changed it to this but it is still saying I am going to have an infinite loop

 

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Unless I have my condition wrong? Is this correct for that if statement you mentioned aboved ?

triggerOutputs()?['body/EventStatus']?['Value']
v-liwei-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous 

 

You can add an action named Get changes for an item or a file (properties only) under the trigger, this action can return whether a column has been changed.

vliweimsft_0-1669951359181.png

 


You can add a condition when:
1. Whether a specific column is modified:

vliweimsft_1-1669951372130.png

 


or
2. The modification time is equal to the creation time (proving that the current item is newly created and not modified):

vliweimsft_2-1669951386995.png

 


Terminates the stream if the condition is not met.

 

Best Regards,

Levi

Anonymous
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Would you still get the warning because I am still receiving that

v-liwei-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous 

 

If the field you update in the update item is not the field you want to trigger the flow, you can ignore the warning.

 

Best Regards,

Levi

v-liwei-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Anonymous 

 

So sorry I just found out I posted the wrong info in my last comment.
I have changed my last comment.
Sorry again.

 

Best Regards,

Levi

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