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MichaelMS
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Change flow from automated to scheduled

I have an automated flow that has a number of steps in it. Testing with data has shown that it should be a scheduled flow instead. Is there a way of changing or do I have to create a new scheduled flow and type everything in again?

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Pstork1
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Just go to the top of the Flow and delete the current Trigger.  Then insert a recurrence trigger in its place.  After that you can adjust the logic or add actions as needed to adapt the Flow.  I know automated and scheduled look in the UI like they are different entities.  But they aren't.  They just use different Triggers.  Change the Trigger and you will change the type of Flow.



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Pstork1
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The real difference between automated and scheduled is the trigger that is being used.  YOu can definately remove the original trigger and replace it with a recurrence trigger.  The problem is that a lot of your steps may be based off dynamic content that was provided by the original trigger.  YOu will have to modify your existing Flow to adapt for that change.

 

For example, lets say you have a Flow that is triggered when a new item is created in SharePoint.  If you remove the SharePoint trigger then you no longer have a reference to the item that is the context of the Flow to work with.  YOu would now need to add a Get Items action to filter the list to get a set of actions.  And then probably a Get Item action to select one of those items to work on in the rest of the Flow.

 

So yes you can change the flow from automated to scheduled without throwing your work away.  But its a more complex process than just flipping a switch



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@Pstork1 I understand about the steps needing changing, but I know that some elements will remian the same. My issue is I don't know where or how I can make the change to scheduled so I can start making further changes to make it work as desired. (if that makes sense)

Pstork1
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Just go to the top of the Flow and delete the current Trigger.  Then insert a recurrence trigger in its place.  After that you can adjust the logic or add actions as needed to adapt the Flow.  I know automated and scheduled look in the UI like they are different entities.  But they aren't.  They just use different Triggers.  Change the Trigger and you will change the type of Flow.



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