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Advocate II

Flow just stopped or stuck running for 4 hours

So today Flow just stopped working for me for about several hours.

Well I guess it was stuck for 4 hours. 


I have two Flows. They are really large flows and I have seen it take up to 5 minutes to run in the past. The Flows are almost identical. Today 8/8/20 at around 2:45pm I triggered one of the Flows they just were stuck - nothing. I tired running them again the other runs would not run either they too just stuck. Finally I canceled all runs on one of the the Flows and then I could restart a new trigger of the Flow and that one took over 45 minutes and it did run and complete. I left the second Flow running and one of the Flows did complete at 7pm that tonight. I then resubmitted some of the canceled flows and they processed in minutes. 


Has anyone had this before? Is it common?

I checked twitter and didn't see others having this issue.

Should I expect this in the future. This is a semi-mission critical process and if this may happen again I need to consider alternative.


The Flows are built off of Microsoft Forms data for employees to request to come on site due to Covid it ties into SharePoint List and contains an Approval step. From watching the runs it looks like it got stuck before the approval step.


Any guidance is appreciated.

Super User III
Super User III

Hello @BrianHarmon 


Could you share a screenshot of the run where it is stuck.


The flow will be stuck in the approval stage until the approval is actioned (Approved, or Rejected)

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