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Trigger a flow from within another flow

Hi,

 

Just a brief question, due to size of flows, I would like to be able to trigger one flow from within another?

 

Flow1.

       Condition

Yes                             no

Starts flow 2               Starts flow 99

 

 

Apologies if obvious questions.

Ta

 

Mark

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@Anonymous 

Call Child Flows

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/october-updates-for-microsoft-flow/

 

See if this helps you.

 

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Krishna Rachakonda

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rsaikrishna
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@Anonymous 

 

There are numerous blogs which talks about different ways to call flow from another flow. You can create child flows or you can create flow to accept HTTP request to call another flow.

 

Here are few blog references:

https://www.serverless360.com/blog/using-run-child-flow-action-to-call-nested-flows

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

https://o365tech8.com/how-to-call-a-flow-from-another-microsoft-flow/

 

Before calling the child flow or another flow, you can have a Condition action to check your desired value. Based on the value, you can call other flows and pass parameters as well.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

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Krishna Rachakonda

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Anonymous
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Hi, @rsaikrishna 

 

Thank you for these. I was hoping for a action to call a flow with XYZ inputs and receive Dynamic outputs.

I will need to have a rethink, HTTP may work ok in the big world, but on enclosed locked down system it will be problematic.

 

Many thanks again!

 

Mark

@Anonymous 

Call Child Flows

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/october-updates-for-microsoft-flow/

 

See if this helps you.

 

Regards

Krishna Rachakonda

If my reply helped you solving the issue, please mark the reply as Accepted Solution.

Anonymous
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Thank you that is straightforward.

 

@rsaikrishna 

Running child flows is no longer possible.  Did Microsoft pull the Run Child flows feature, I do not see it anymore.

Regards,

-S

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Running a child flow is still possible from a solution.

child flow.png

https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/october-updates-for-microsoft-flow/

"In October, we introduced a new built-in action called Run a Child Flow which automatically handles these problems. To get started with this new action, first select Solutions in the left navigation, and then pick an existing solution, or, create a new solution. "

Thought I would just emphasise the point @ques0buffet made on this as it was something that caught me out as well. ENVIRONMENT Flows and SOLUTION Flows are different

If you just open your Environment and click on "My Flows" and create a new flow, you WILL NOT be able to access the "create a child flow" function. You have to go into the SOLUTION EXPLORER and create the flow from there for the option to appear and you need to create the Child Flows as described in the article for them to show up as a choice. 

 

it is still available but the flow should be in solution

Is there a way we can call child flow outside of solution?

I have created a flow which I am planning to utilize in other flows.  Such as Error Handling, I created a child flow in solution to send notification if flow fails. it works when other flows are in solution, I want to utilize same child flow and call it from flows which are not in the solution.

how can I call child flow from outside of solution. This will help to reuse the flow and reduce development time also, instead of creating same logic in each and every flow and if I made some changes will need to update all flows. 

 

mgreiner79
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I do not see 'run child flow' anywhere as an option when creating a new action. I've used every search term I can think of, but dot see it anywhere? Is this feature retired?

 

Is there some other way to trigger flows from within flows (other than the HTTP request method)?

Run a child flow action is only available from solution. You can run a manually trigger flow as run a child flow.

Create a solution import your current flow in that solution and then create a manual trigger flow, you can have input parameters where you can pass ID or some other information needed for child flow.

now you can call child flow from your original flow.

One approach is by calling child flows.

 

Read here the official documentation: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/create-child-flows 

If the child flow is going to be used by multiple flows, and child flows need to be in solutions anyway, seems like this is a feature.

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