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Flow: Existing item is modified triggers when a new item is created in Sharepoint list


How do I resolve this?


I have two flows and both are being triggered when a new item is created. Flow issue.png




@Alamsince the initial post was written some things have changed from Microsoft Flow.

I did follow what is written at the post like in the picture below



Flow condition.png


 i have two flows:

  • one for the new items with name "TEST - NEW"
  • one for the edited items with name "TEST - EDIT"


my problem is that when I create a new item then it also kicks in the Edit flow with name "TEST-EDIT".


any idea of what I am doing wrong?


thank you


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Hi @kouliscon 


that trigger does not work properly, because Created and Modified date are Always different by a few seconds. 

I can recommend to you to Format those Dates, so you only have date, Hours and minutes left, no seconds. 

After that you can compare Created and Modified date. Like this:




Here are the formulas:


Compose : 

Compose 2:
Write these formulas into the Expression section, not directly into the Inputs field.


Thank you @Hitay that worked!!

There's an easier way to get ONLY WHEN MODIFIED.


Select the trigger: When an item is created or modified.

Click on the ...

Click Settings



Scroll down to Trigger Conditions

Click + Add

Enter this: @not(equals(triggerBody()?['Created'],triggerBody()?['Modified']))

Click Done



I hope this helps somebody at some point in the future. 🙂


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