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Display Progress of the Flow?

All,

 

does anyone know of a way to display the progress of a flow, preferably within the Sharepoint list?  Maybe a column to show the step that the flow is currently processing?

 

I need to display the progress of the flow to users who are not familiar with the flow app and therefor aren't interested in going into each flow to check the progress.

 

Using old-style workflows added a column that basically indicated if the workflow had completed or not.  It would be nice to have something similar but that would display the actual step that is waiting to be completed.

 

any ideas on this?

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Hi @Anonymous,

 

Do you want to display the actual step that is waiting to be completed within your flow?

 

I afraid that there is no direct way to achieve your needs in Microsoft Flow currently.

 

I agree with @ScottShearer's thought almost, you could consider take a try to create a custom Yes/No column (default value of it is No) for each trigger or action within your flow in your SharePoint list, when the trigger or action step was completed, update the corresponding column to Yes within your SharePoint list using the "Update item" action.

 

If you want to display the process of the flow directly without adding custom columns in your SharePoint list or going into each flow run history to check the process, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in Microsoft Flow currently.

 

If you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

Best regards,

Kris

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I would agree with your concept of adding a text column to the list and updating it periodically with a status depending where you are in the Flow.  Be aware that updating a column may start a Flow that runs on change. 

 

You may want to submit this as a Flow Idea here.

 

 

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Hi @Anonymous,

 

Do you want to display the actual step that is waiting to be completed within your flow?

 

I afraid that there is no direct way to achieve your needs in Microsoft Flow currently.

 

I agree with @ScottShearer's thought almost, you could consider take a try to create a custom Yes/No column (default value of it is No) for each trigger or action within your flow in your SharePoint list, when the trigger or action step was completed, update the corresponding column to Yes within your SharePoint list using the "Update item" action.

 

If you want to display the process of the flow directly without adding custom columns in your SharePoint list or going into each flow run history to check the process, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in Microsoft Flow currently.

 

If you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Anonymous
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Thanks for all of the help.

 

I have 3 approvals that happen in this flow.  I added a yes/no column for each, added an Update Item step after each approval.

 

I also added a condition at the beginning of the flow.  it checks the status of the first yes/no column that is updated.  If it has been switched to yes already, it terminates the flow.  This still allows an additional flow to start but it doesn't run through all of the approvals again.

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