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odl001
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Power Automate Error: ActionFailed. An action failed. No dependent actions succeeded.

I have inherited someone's flow, and it is throwing some errors in one of its decision branches. The workflow is quite simple and has something to do with a submission which requires multiple approvals. One of the approvals is showing "ActionFailed. An action failed. No dependent actions succeeded." and it is taking the wrong update into a Sharepoint field.

 

Can someone assist as I couldn't really figure out what went wrong?

 

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Rhiassuring
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Wow that is the biggest set of parallel actions I've ever seen ... 

Uhhh, yeah, I think it's the update happening in the circle on the left that's causing the action in the circle on the right to fail. 

 

A delay - maybe, that would be a good stop-gap - but ultimately I'd recommend (and of course this would depend on the full outputs of your flow) - to change this into a bunch of switch states rather than parallel. I'm also curious on why there's a parallel update of the same SharePoint item - I think a lot could be trimmed down here (but I know you've inherited the flow, this isn't on you!) 

R

 

 

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Rhiassuring
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I'm seeing a Bad Request on that SharePoint Update - can you show us the error on the Flow Overview page?  It should show up on the right hand side, under Error Details. 

Thanks for your response @Rhiassuring 
Here are the raw input and output for your reference:

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Rhiassuring
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So, it's telling us that something else is trying to update this same item at the same time.

 

From your initial screenshot, it looks like a loooot of parallel actions. Are any other actions trying to update or interact with this same item in any way?

Yes @Rhiassuring. There are 7 approval branches and 2 conditional branches. I think the other conditional branch is updating the same item. Do you think putting a delay on this conditional branch would help solve the issue?

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Rhiassuring
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Wow that is the biggest set of parallel actions I've ever seen ... 

Uhhh, yeah, I think it's the update happening in the circle on the left that's causing the action in the circle on the right to fail. 

 

A delay - maybe, that would be a good stop-gap - but ultimately I'd recommend (and of course this would depend on the full outputs of your flow) - to change this into a bunch of switch states rather than parallel. I'm also curious on why there's a parallel update of the same SharePoint item - I think a lot could be trimmed down here (but I know you've inherited the flow, this isn't on you!) 

R

 

 

Thanks @Rhiassuring , the 7 parallel actions don't actually involve a Sharepoint update rather, they just trigger an email notification. The 2 conditional branches are the ones making updates to the Sharepoint list item. I'll try to add a delay in the second branch and see how it goes. Thanks so much for your input, really appreciate it.

@Rhiassuring what do you think of this?

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Rhiassuring
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I think that'll probably solve your problem for now 🙂 

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