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JoakimKF
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Why does my flow inactivate after 90 days?

I have made a flow to be run once a year (every 12 months, connected to Planner). For some reason, I got a message via e-mail saying my flow has been inactivated because it has not been run for 90 days. How do I stop this automatic inactivation - or do I really have to go an reactivate it 4 times a year? Why can I not have an automatic flow run yearly, what's the reason for this?

I have flows i want to run monthly, twice a year and yearly.

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ScottShearer
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@JoakimKF 

I understand your frustration, but I don't believe there is a way to avoid deactivation of your Flow as it is currently configured.  I suggest running the Flow monthly.  Then use a condition immediately after your trigger.  Do some type of a date check in your condition.   For the date check, you might use something like startOfMonth().  If your Flow shouldn't run to completion yet, use a control terminate action (with success).  Otherwise, continue on.

If you need an example, please let me know.

 

 

 

 

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JoakimKF
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Thanks for the tip, I ended up making a condition that checks if the month matches January like this:  

formatDateTime(utcNow(), 'MM') = 1. I think it will work.
However it would be great if it were permitted to have flows that run yearly - then there would be no need for this workaround.

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