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Ph
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update a variable from flow

Anyone know if its possible to update a variable from flow. I have a spinner that is visible when I run a flow from powerapps. My visible property: UpdateContext({varSpinner:true});NCAThreshold.Run(insert.Text); UpdateContext({varSpinner:false}) 

The problem is the flow runs a stored procedure but the spinner stops displaying after the first step in the flow. Is there a way I canput the last part UpdateContext({varSpinner:false})  in a flow and send it back to powerapps so the spinner/ lopading icon only disappears when the flow has finished?

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Re: update a variable from flow

 


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Re: update a variable from flow

You can return a value from the Flow when it completes and use that value to update your context.  The action you need is Respond to PowerApps.  Have that return a False value from the Flow.  Then modify the run command that calls the Flow like this.

UpdateContext({varSpinner:true});UpdateContext({varSpinner:NCAThreshold.Run(insert.Text)}) 

That will set the variable to true and then start the flow.  When the flow completes the return value will update varSpinner.



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Ph
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Re: update a variable from flow

Thanks. It almost works but I might be something wrong. It looks as though when I put in that part it runs the stored procedure multiple times. The spinner goes away but then when I look at the database there looks like multiple runs of the stored procedure.

My flow looks as follows:

PowerApps -> execute stored procedure -> respond to powerapps.

I selected output as Text.

Not sure if this helps but here's the JSON file for the respond to powerapps section

{
"kind": "PowerApp",
"inputs": {
"statusCode": 200,
"body": {
"spin": "false"
},
"schema": {
"type": "object",
"properties": {
"spin": {
"title": "spin",
"type": "string",
"x-ms-dynamically-added": true
}
}
}
}
}
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Re: update a variable from flow

Not sure why it would be running multiple times.  Is the respond action at the end of the Flow?  Also make sure its not in a Loop.



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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: update a variable from flow

Hi @Ph ,

Could you show me your flow's screenshoot?

What's more, I suggest you post your issue here:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Flow-Community/ct-p/FlowCommunity

The engineers there is more professional about flow, they can provide better advice.

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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Ph
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Re: update a variable from flow

Thanks. I deleted the button and tried to recreate it but now it looks like PowerApps can evaluate this part

;UpdateContext({varSpinner:NCAThreshold.Run(insert.Text)})

 

Ph
Level: Powered On

Re: update a variable from flow

Thanks I'll post it to that group as well. Not sure if the issue is in my flow or powerapps.

My flow:

 

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