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What counts as a run in Microsoft Flows?

Hi In Microsoft flow, If I have a flow with 4 connectors, then triggering the complete flow is considered as a single run? In the below link,

it is mentioned like "Whenever a flow is triggered, whether by an automatic trigger or by manually starting it, this is considered a run." Execution of complete flow with all the connectors is a single run or every action in each connector is a run?

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Hi Sridevi,


As mentioned in the documentation, whenever a flow is triggered, whether by an automatic trigger or by manually starting it, this is considered a run.


Say you have a flow that is triggered by Recurrence and the Frequency is 1 minute, then every minute the flow will be triggered and every trigger will be considered as a run, though your after actions are all failed.


So whenever the flow is triggered, it will be considered as a run.


You may also take this part for a reference, “Why did I run out of runs when my flow only ran a few times?”, it says that “Certain flows may run more frequently than you expect. For example, you might create a flow that sends you a push notification whenever your manager sends you an email. That flow must run every time you get an email (from anyone) because the flow must check whether the email came from your manager. This action counts as a run”.


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Mabel Mao

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Hi Mabel,


If my flow is like below,


1. Check whether file is received in a FTP location

2. Move file to another location

3. Send mail

4. Insert an entry in SQL server. 


In this case, Trigerring "Check whether file is received in a FTP location", will complete all the other 3 steps - move file to another location, send mail and insert an entry in SQL server. 


All these 4 steps in flow is considered as a run? 

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That's right! If it's all within one Flow, it's considered one run.

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