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flow runs many times

Hi, i've created a flow that connect outlook to sharepoint online, when a mail arrives it checks on the subject then create an item on a sharepoint discussion board list, but sometimes the flow runs multiple times and create copies of the same item on the list.


Can you help me on this issue?



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Hi alepau87,


This is really strange since I didn't encount your issue with the same flow. Can you create another similar one test? 




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Does your flow move the email to a folder in outlook? Perhaps if you move it, it won't pick it up the second time?


Also does your company run an exchange or do you use Outlook online? You should be concerned about your flow count, if that flow is checking once every minute, you are going to blow through 1400 flows a day. I found that out the hard way, blew through my limit after one night, and couldn't run another flow for the month (still waiting). We use outlook online, and while I am on the basic free plan that says it will only check once every 15, it was checking every minute, those "checks" count as a flow.    

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I am also getting the same issue.

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I have the same issues as well, with a flow that checks a folder in a shared mailbox the flow run twice for each email.






Advocate II
Advocate II

I have a similar duplication problem, but with the trigger being an item being modified or created in a SharePoint list. Sometimes it only runs once, but most of the time it runs twice, and sometimes it also sets off a Flow on another item in the list (mostly if that other item had also been edited within the last 10 minutes, it seems). In our case, sometimes they get in each other's way and end up failing, so then I need to run it again. Even when it works, it uses a third-party service that uses up credits for each run, so doubling the runs means doubling the credits used and might increase the pricing tier.


It is not an infinite loop scenario where the Flow is updating the original item and that causes it to run again. It runs double immediately, and there's no update on the original item except within a condition that it rarely branches into (not in any of my test cases).

I have the same issue with a Flow which runs when a record is updated in custom CDS entity when it is edited from a PowerApp. Sometimes the trigger runs 2 or 3 times for one update.

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