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annetoal
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Get Flow to tell you how long it took

There was a question from another user about how to send an email saying how long a Flow took to execute. I tried without success to get the information out of workflow(). I noticed that the runs stored in the 28 day run history do send you the time taken to execute but only in the case of an error. If it runs error free, it does not.

My hope was that a HTTP string of the run output could be used to generate the elapsed time. Can anyone confirm whether this is possible? If so, please tell me how.

I ended up advising the user to store the start and finish times in ticks, then subtract for the difference, then convert ticks back to clock intervals. Does anyone have a better (more elegant) approach (preferably where Power Automate can just generate the elapsed time)?

 

Thanks,

Anne

@Expiscornovus 

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SudeepGhatakNZ
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@annetoal ,

 

I think the approach you used is an elegant one!

The only thing I would do is to add this in a separate scope (with all flow execution states turned on) so that your duration logic gets executed irrespective of whether the flow errors out or not.

SudeepGhatakNZ_0-1685054742045.png

 

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annetoal
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Thanks for the feedback. Your idea about checking all the execution states is great.

I still believe that Power Automate has to be generating elapsed time on successful runs. How to get it???

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SudeepGhatakNZ
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I believe you can get that info from the Flow run history using the GRAPH API.

Custom connector to get flow run history - There's Something About Dynamics 365 (2die4it.com)

 

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Expiscornovus
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Hi @annetoal,

 

Sorry, bit late to the party 😁. Because I was mentioned I wanted to share an alternative solution approach. 

 

Lately, I am a big fan of the CLI for Microsoft 365. One of the commands in this command line tool is the ability to export/list flow runs and its details (like start time and end time) via the flow run list command.

 

Below would be an example of the start and end time of the flow runs of a single flow

 

 

m365 login
$environmentname = "yourenvironmentid"
$flowid = "yourflowid"
m365 flow run list --environmentName $environmentname --flowName $flowid --query "[*].{Status: status, Start: properties.startTime, End: properties.endTime}" --output csv

 

 

startendtime_cli_flows.png

 

 



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SudeepGhatakNZ
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

@annetoal ,

 

I think the approach you used is an elegant one!

The only thing I would do is to add this in a separate scope (with all flow execution states turned on) so that your duration logic gets executed irrespective of whether the flow errors out or not.

SudeepGhatakNZ_0-1685054742045.png

 

If my suggestion helped you, please give it a Thumbs up and Mark it as a Solution so that it can benefit others in the community.
Sudeep Ghatak
Microsoft MVP, Business Applications
www.sudeepghatak.com
annetoal
Super User
Super User

Thanks for the feedback. Your idea about checking all the execution states is great.

I still believe that Power Automate has to be generating elapsed time on successful runs. How to get it???

SudeepGhatakNZ
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

I believe you can get that info from the Flow run history using the GRAPH API.

Custom connector to get flow run history - There's Something About Dynamics 365 (2die4it.com)

 

If my suggestion helped you, please give it a Thumbs up and Mark it as a Solution so that it can benefit others in the community.
Sudeep Ghatak
Microsoft MVP, Business Applications
www.sudeepghatak.com
annetoal
Super User
Super User

Thanks, great tip.

Expiscornovus
Most Valuable Professional
Most Valuable Professional

Hi @annetoal,

 

Sorry, bit late to the party 😁. Because I was mentioned I wanted to share an alternative solution approach. 

 

Lately, I am a big fan of the CLI for Microsoft 365. One of the commands in this command line tool is the ability to export/list flow runs and its details (like start time and end time) via the flow run list command.

 

Below would be an example of the start and end time of the flow runs of a single flow

 

 

m365 login
$environmentname = "yourenvironmentid"
$flowid = "yourflowid"
m365 flow run list --environmentName $environmentname --flowName $flowid --query "[*].{Status: status, Start: properties.startTime, End: properties.endTime}" --output csv

 

 

startendtime_cli_flows.png

 

 



Happy to help out! 🙂

Interested in more #PowerAutomate #SharePointOnline or #MicrosoftCopilotStudio content?
Visit my blog, Subscribe to my YouTube channel or Follow me on Twitter


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