Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Frequent Visitor

Microsoft Flow Approval - Content Approval Status revert to "Pending" after a period of time

Managed to create a approval flow whenever a new item is added to a SharePoint List. Content approval status is able to update to the correct status (Approved, Pending, or Rejected) after the flow.


However, after a period of time (I am not sure how long because I only realised after the weekends), the status reverted to "Pending".

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Lance_Teo ,


My flow don't have the issue that you mentioned?

Do you have any flow that would update the status to "Pending"?


Best regards,



Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Hi @v-alzhan-msft,


No, my flow only update the status to "Pending" when an item is created.

Not sure if this issue/bug only occurs after a certain duration. I ran some flows yesterday and the status did not change back to "Pending".


I will continue to monitor the status. Let me know if you found out anything as well. Thank you.




Hi, I've had the same experience.  My Flow runs fine - SharePoint document changes from pending to approved.  However, 2min later the same Sharepoint file reverts to pending.


Any ideas?



Update: Turns out that I had some steps after the content approval which reset the approval status to pending.  Cleaned it up (made the content approval the last step) and now it works great.

Helpful resources

UG GA Amplification 768x460.png

Launching new user group features

Learn how to create your own user groups today!

Community Connections 768x460.jpg

Community & How To Videos

Check out the new Power Platform Community Connections gallery!

Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (1,669)