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Anonymous
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A single flow, turned off, with hundreds of remaining 'running' statuses. Cannot appear to cancel instances manually.

I have no idea how this happened, but I noticed that sharepoint was running very slowly. It turned out that an active flow was causing a sharepoint list to be replicated again and again in a sharepoint excel doc. 

 

Realising which flow was responsible, I immediately turned it off...but there are hundreds of remaining active flows for it!

 

There's no way of stopping multiple flow instances as far as I am aware, but this has left Sharepoint crippled. Do I literally have to go through the hundreds/thousands or more of instances and turn them off? Is there not other way I can stop them all from running? 

 

Sharepoint will not let me delete the target file, presumably because it treats it as active whilst Sharepoint is operating on it. 

 

***EDIT: I have just attempted to cancel some of the flows, and even this is now ineffective (I get a green banner saying 'flow cancelled, but the flow itself is marked as still running). No idea what to do, or what is going on here.***

 

Thanks. 

 
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RobElliott
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Hi @Anonymous get the free Power Studio app from https://flowstudio.app/flows

You select the flow and right click it, select Get all runs. then you can select them all and cancel them in bulk.

Rob
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Anonymous
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Thanks for the reply. Under 'all runs', it appears that I can only select 1 flow at a time (there is only ever 1 'tick' visible on the left hand side, and there doesn't appear to be a way of selecting multiple runs. Perhaps I'm on the wrong screen? 

Or you can right click the flow in Flow Studio and select Cancel All Runs:

cancelAllRuns.png

Rob
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DavidNguyen
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You can select a specific From timestamp to bulk cancelling the flow runs with this website:

 

MSPOWER : https://mspower.herokuapp.com/ 

sign in with your account as go to Flow details page in its Dashboard 

using a timestamp helps to keep the expected running ids. not cancelling all of them.

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