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Helper I
Helper I

Automatic and manual Flow

Hi,

I see where you can have triggers to manually start a flow or automatically - is there a way for both?  I know in SPD workflows, we could have the workflow start on say item creation and if needed we could manually start the workflow again on that item... is there any way to do the same with Flow?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Automatic and manual Flow

Its not really possible to have both a manual and automatic trigger for a Flow.  Even if you could get both of them to fire the problem would be that you couldn't refer to the properties of the Triggers later in the Flow appropriately.  Lets say I wanted to send an email with a link to a document.  When I create the email, which link do I submit the one from the manual trigger or the one from the created trigger?  Its not practical.

 

What you can do is create a Flow with the automatic Trigger, save it as a copy and then modify the copy to use a manual trigger.  Once the edits are made you will have two flows that do the same thing. One manual and one automatic.  



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Re: Automatic and manual Flow

Its not really possible to have both a manual and automatic trigger for a Flow.  Even if you could get both of them to fire the problem would be that you couldn't refer to the properties of the Triggers later in the Flow appropriately.  Lets say I wanted to send an email with a link to a document.  When I create the email, which link do I submit the one from the manual trigger or the one from the created trigger?  Its not practical.

 

What you can do is create a Flow with the automatic Trigger, save it as a copy and then modify the copy to use a manual trigger.  Once the edits are made you will have two flows that do the same thing. One manual and one automatic.  



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Re: Automatic and manual Flow

heh, thanks for the tip and info...I just have several workflow that we are looking to move to flow and many of them are set for an automatic trigger (on change or create) but there are times when an issue would occur, or special instances and the workflow would need to be run again.

I think your suggestion would work for me though.

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