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Turning off a Flow when approvals haven't been completed

I have built a flow that takes responses from a form and then goes through an approval process.  Since building this, I have built a more improved flow and want to switch the old flow off and start to use the new one.  

 

However, I have several 'in progress' flows that are still awaiting approval.

 

If I switch flow one off, will it then stop the approvals from progress that were submitted when this flow was on?

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Re: Turning off a Flow when approvals haven't been completed

HI @Vicki-White 

 

I think the Flow will finish or timeout the pending workflows but won't trigger new ones. 

 

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Re: Turning off a Flow when approvals haven't been completed

HI @Vicki-White 

 

I think the Flow will finish or timeout the pending workflows but won't trigger new ones. 

 

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Re: Turning off a Flow when approvals haven't been completed

Ace - thank you!

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Re: Turning off a Flow when approvals haven't been completed

AWESOME!

 

Don't forget to mark as solved so that other users can find the reply faster.

 

Anything else please let me know.

 

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Re: Turning off a Flow when approvals haven't been completed

@manuelstgomes , do you know when does flow turn off or time out? I tried to turn off and on my flow, but it keeps executing forever..

 

How coukd I stop it??

Thanks!

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Re: Turning off a Flow when approvals haven't been completed

Hi @Alvaro1990 

 

The Flow will timeout after 30 days:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/limits-and-config

 

You can stop the flow in the Runs list, press the date, and you'll be sent to the Flow's steps. In the top corner, you'll see a "cancel" button that stops it.

 

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Re: Turning off a Flow when approvals haven't been completed

@Alvaro1990 

Any Flow, including an approval Flow, will time out after 30 days.

 

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