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Work around for run duration limit?

Given the information here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/flow/limits-and-config#run-duration-and-retention

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What would you do for items that the approval has expired on? I'm trying to think of appropriate work arounds....

 

One thought I had was:

  1. Have the approval Flow write the approval status back to the list (library, datatable, etc) for the original item for approval
  2. Add a timed Flow to check and see if something is over 30 days w/ no approval or rejection response in the list (library, datatable, etc)
  3. If there has been no response, start a new Flow that kicks off a new approval process
    • This Flow would have to log some info, too, so I could use that to prevent another of the timed Flows from running - maybe log the date / time it started, and my timed Flow in 2 could check that date as well

Is there any way to run some action on the expiration of a Flow? Any way to check to see if there is an already running Flow for an item?

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Re: Work around for run duration limit?

Here is a blog/video that talks about approvals and how to handle timeouts, escalations and retries if the approval doesn't get a response.

 

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/approval-escalation-tutorial/



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Re: Work around for run duration limit?

Here is a blog/video that talks about approvals and how to handle timeouts, escalations and retries if the approval doesn't get a response.

 

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/approval-escalation-tutorial/



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Re: Work around for run duration limit?

@hilary_stoupa:

Here is a link to a video that I poseted here (on the Community site) that discusses Fkow approval escalations. 

 

There are more videos available on this topic - hopefully one or more will show you what you need to know.

 

If you still need assistence, please post here.

 

Scott

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