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How to bypass 30 day flow limit?

Hello all

So my flow is very complex and contains 5 approval levels. Most of the time if an item is stuck on any approval level for more than 30 days then the entire flow will time out.

I have read on the internet that the way to overcome this limit is to modify your flow so that it could perform some action (like a reminder or something). Each action will extend the flow time by 30 days. Is it true?

 

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Hi!

Let's hope this approach will save your day... good stuff here

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Community-Blog/Perform-Flow-actions-further-than-...

 

Hope this helps



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I couldn't understand what was explained in the article. I'm a beginner.

Hi again!

Let's try another approach... but please note all workarounds I can think of are complex, so I am pesimistic.

 

If you have 5 approval levels I assume you have 5 sequential Approval processes, right?

Did you consider the option to implement 5 nested flows, one per approval? So first flow takes care of first approval, once its first approval is completed, it will trigger a second flow in charge of the second approval, and so on.

 

Nested flows described here, please note the functionality is premium

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/build-nested-flows/

 

More on expanding the 30 days period here:

https://www.techmikael.com/2018/01/how-to-architect-long-running-flows.html

https://sergeluca.wordpress.com/2018/02/05/flow-max-duration-30-days-message-from-my-customers/

https://sergeluca.wordpress.com/2018/11/26/new-flow-state-machine-pattern-with-unlimited-running-tim...

 

Hope this helps



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