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joef
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Testing FLOWS are almost impossible!!!

When I create FLOWs that have multiple steps that are triggered by list item updates, it is almost impossible to test when it takes almost 15 minutes to send alerts!!

1)  I create a new item and wait for at leaset 5 minutes.

2)  I update the item after I finally get the alert

3)  about another 5 minutes go by and finally I get the alert and I see I misspeled something.

4)  fix speling and wait anpother 10 minutes

5) get my own testing complete now I have to add the real recipients of the FLOW

6) wait another 5-15 minutes

testing a FLOW with 3 steps take a minimum of 30 minitues to test this is really an unacceptable time to have to wait for each step to go.

Is there a way to make FLOWs fire off emediatly after updating an item?  At least for testing...

 

TIA,

Joe

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AlanPs1
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Hi @joef

The behaviour you describe is not how I find it when using the following connector.Capture-086.png

Which test method are you using?

"I'll perform the trigger action" or "Using data from previous runs"

I would advise the former. not the latter as there is a delay when you perform the Trigger action. In the most, using a previous run does the trick.

 

I wonder if what you're Flow is doing generally is taking a while, is that possible? (Maybe you can post a detailed image of it)

Have you tried making a really simple Flow using the same trigger and testing it's performance when testing?

 

You say "I update the item after I finally get the alert", does that mean you have an action to send a Push Notificatior on an email maybe?

 

Please say thanks with thumbs up.

Any other questions, just ask.

Thanks, Alan


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AlanPs1
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Hi @joef

The behaviour you describe is not how I find it when using the following connector.Capture-086.png

Which test method are you using?

"I'll perform the trigger action" or "Using data from previous runs"

I would advise the former. not the latter as there is a delay when you perform the Trigger action. In the most, using a previous run does the trick.

 

I wonder if what you're Flow is doing generally is taking a while, is that possible? (Maybe you can post a detailed image of it)

Have you tried making a really simple Flow using the same trigger and testing it's performance when testing?

 

You say "I update the item after I finally get the alert", does that mean you have an action to send a Push Notificatior on an email maybe?

 

Please say thanks with thumbs up.

Any other questions, just ask.

Thanks, Alan


Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

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joef
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Thanks @AlanPs1,

I use neither...

I enter an item into a list and wait for the alert.

then I update the item in the list and wait for the alert.

 

My FLOWS work off of list items and when certain columns get updated, a FLOW should go. 

Depending on what is in the column, depends on what alert is sent.

How would i make the correct updates using the test button??

 

TIA,

Joe

 

joef
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Hi @AlanPs1,

 

OK I tried using the test button and it does send the alerts right out.  

 

Makes Testing much easier!!

 

Thanks again,

Joe

 

AlanPs1
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That's great news @joef. Hopefully the experience will be better for you now.

Also, thank you for the appropriate use of thums up and "Accept as Solution". It really helps the community overall.

Thanks, Alan


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