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Helper II
Helper II

Newbie Question - Do I build seperate flows or one flow that does two tasks

I have a flow running which is updating a time value etc....alll ok.

 

I now want to copy the ID to a 2nd text column (as its used elsewhere). This is done in SharePoint desginer at the mo but want to move it to Flow.

 

Should I add another step to the 1st Flow or is it better to add a 2nd Flow to perform that activity.

Makes sense to mod the 1st one, but wondered if for de-bugging etc, it was easier to have 2?

 

Ian

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Hi @ianf1969 ,

 

You can do exactly what you need in a flow.

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I am not clearly why you need to copy the ID to a 2nd text column.

Maybe using Variables can fulfill your needs. The variables in Flow are global variables.

If your flow is stock on one side, you can also debug, a failed branch does not affect a successful branch.

 

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Community Support Team _ Barry
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Hi @ianf1969 

 

Based on the information that you shared, it makes sense to have the other action in the 1st flow itself. Better not to create the 2nd flow unless necessary. 

 

You could still debug if any errors pop in from the run history itself. Also, it will be difficult to get the ID from the second flow (as you might create an endless loop that keeps the flow triggereing based on the modification to the flow) makes sense?

 

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Community Support

Hi @ianf1969 ,

 

You can do exactly what you need in a flow.

2.jpg

I am not clearly why you need to copy the ID to a 2nd text column.

Maybe using Variables can fulfill your needs. The variables in Flow are global variables.

If your flow is stock on one side, you can also debug, a failed branch does not affect a successful branch.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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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Kudo Collector
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I'd edit the existing flow if the triggers are the same. In the long term it only gives you one place to go and debug or change rather than remembering there are two flows executing.
Remember a good solution you can hand to another person to own easily.

 

Regards

 

Laura GB

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Hi, the 2nd ID is used in the formula builder, where several "long" columns are shortened to create a friendly ID based on about 3 columns and the cloned ID. Sharepoint designer has done this ok for the last year or so, but was switching to Flow now.....
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Hi, I set up 2 flows, as they are have a different activity timer; 1) Is a batch job, so at 06:00 (essentially 00:01), the days open is calculated on open items, based on the ID start date of row. 2) Is the second cloned ID which is then used in concatenated formula.

 

When creatting the flows, I see they get a different icon for the scheduled job versus the one off, clone an ID when an item is created.

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