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Cant re-add a flow to PVA after I have updated it

Hello all, not sure if this is a bug or 'm just doing silly.

 

I had a PVA working fine and then I added something more to a flow.  The PVA told me I needed to remove and read the flow to get the changes.  I removed and went to add the flow from the 'call an action option' option.  From here I can see my flow fine but when I click to add it back into my PVA it simply wont.  I can add other new flows just fine but not the one I updated.

 

I have tried different browsers, logging in and out.  If I recreate the same flow with a new name I can add the flow to my PVA but that's a real pain for ongoing development every time I need to change a flow.

 

Any clues on how to fix this.  Also is there a way to just update the flow in the PVA with an update button?

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Re: Cant re-add a flow to PVA after I have updated it

Hi,

 

 can you please try remove any spaces or other non-alphanumeric characters (underscores are OK) from the flow's inputs/outputs and try adding this flow again? 

 

There is a bug currently being fixed that makes PVA reject the flows with non-alphanumeric characters as valid. This workaround should make PVA accept this flow.

 

PS: the "Refresh" button for flows is on the roadmap and should be coming soon.

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Re: Cant re-add a flow to PVA after I have updated it

Hi @niknaks456 ,

 

It's not normal this issue.

Can you take some pictures inside your Power Automate workflow?

Just to understand better your scenario, but depending on your situation, you can open a ticket to Microsoft.

 

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Renato Romão

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Re: Cant re-add a flow to PVA after I have updated it

Hi,

 

 can you please try remove any spaces or other non-alphanumeric characters (underscores are OK) from the flow's inputs/outputs and try adding this flow again? 

 

There is a bug currently being fixed that makes PVA reject the flows with non-alphanumeric characters as valid. This workaround should make PVA accept this flow.

 

PS: the "Refresh" button for flows is on the roadmap and should be coming soon.

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Re: Cant re-add a flow to PVA after I have updated it

Whew! Couldn't figure out why my flows weren't getting added all day! Finally!!!

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Re: Cant re-add a flow to PVA after I have updated it

hmm, i think i have it sorted now via your help.

 

I removed numbers from the return values, so I had '365prinname' as the name of the return value and removed '365' which seems to have fixed it.  I also took out number in the name of the flow as well just in case.

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Re: Cant re-add a flow to PVA after I have updated it

I ran into this today--I have several virtual agent topics that call actions that return text strings. Today I created a new flow, but couldn't add it to a topic; I'd select Call action, then select the flow name, and nothing would happen. I took the numbers out of the title of the flow output, and then I could select the flow name and the flow would be added to the topic.

 

So "alphanumeric characters" doesn't quite fit. Letters work, underscores work. Numbers don't work.

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