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KrisStr
Microsoft
Microsoft

What counts as a "Run"

Hi,

 

If permitted 15000 runs per month, how is a run counted? I've set up a flow, and by default it checks if ther trigger has been met every minute. I can't seem to change the frequency. Based on every time the a trigger is satifified, and it executes the full flow, I would expect to come in around 100 runs per month on my flow.

 

However, in the activitiy, my statuses are either "Skipped" or "Succeeded" or "Failed." Do "Skipped" status count as runs? If that's the case, how do I change frequency? I'd be through my alotted 15k in about 1/3 of a month.

 

From the response here: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Forum/How-Flow-counts-executions/m-p/10061/highlight/true#M... , I think "Skipped" counts against my allotted runs. Any clarification?

 

Surpised I haven't found more clear definitions of how a run is consumed, and no clear way to modify how often a trigger is checked.

 

Thanks for the clarification.

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Jaden
Microsoft
Microsoft

The first thing in your Flow, the Trigger, needs to pass before a run is "counted".

 

So, if a Trigger is skipped (e.g. the Flow system runs check mail but no email is received), it should not count. However, if the Trigger fires then you have a separate step that checks for a conditional (e.g. does Body contain "John"), then if an email is received and later Condition returns false (no "John" in the Body), then the Flow you defined might not do anything, but that would count as a run since the Trigger (new email received) was satisfied.

 

If you are seeing anything that contradicts this, please share your Flow ID and we can take a look and see if the count is misbehaving for whatever reason.

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Jaden
Microsoft
Microsoft

The first thing in your Flow, the Trigger, needs to pass before a run is "counted".

 

So, if a Trigger is skipped (e.g. the Flow system runs check mail but no email is received), it should not count. However, if the Trigger fires then you have a separate step that checks for a conditional (e.g. does Body contain "John"), then if an email is received and later Condition returns false (no "John" in the Body), then the Flow you defined might not do anything, but that would count as a run since the Trigger (new email received) was satisfied.

 

If you are seeing anything that contradicts this, please share your Flow ID and we can take a look and see if the count is misbehaving for whatever reason.

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