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Microsoft MWilliams86
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Run After Action Timeout counts as Failure?

Hello, 

 

So I've recently put together a flow that has a timeout catch parrallel branch if the proceeding action times out / doesn't receive a response. 

 

This parrallel branch is doing it's job and runs fine, but the flow gets marked as Failed because the previous actionable piece of the flow timed out. 

 

I don't think a flow has failed if a proper Run After Action has timed out parrallel branch properly executes. 

 

Is this a bug?

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Run After Action Timeout counts as Failure?

Hi @MWilliams86,

 

I think the Run After is built for error handling, have you checked the following blog?

Error handling steps

 

Basically I think if the action (more action settings ) is not correctly performed within the time range, then it should be considered as fail.

 

If you have any concerns or better idea, then please consider submit it as a new idea.

 

Regards,

Michael

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noearcmon
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Re: Run After Action Timeout counts as Failure?

Well I guess if the error is handled then it should not be marked as fail. I have a flow that sends and item to approval. I configured the approval settings timeout to PT6H to wait 6 hours until timeout. If no response is received from the user in those 6 hours then I would take the decision of reject it automatically using a "run after" Action. But it is marked as fail despite I want this as the desired behavior. I do this because I don't want the flow to be running there for days and days waiting for a response from the user.

 

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mpoppe
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Re: Run After Action Timeout counts as Failure?

I noticed that the action fails if the timeout >= 1 hour.  If you specify it as for example PT10M, then the action succeeds.  So for me, this is a bug.  

mpoppe
Level: Powered On

Re: Run After Action Timeout counts as Failure?

 

In my case the problem is solved (so no bug after all) Smiley Wink

I was using Do Until to perform the action. I overlooked the limits in do until, which are by default :

Count : 60

Timeout: PT1H

I changed this to

Count: 60

Timeout: P30D

No my flow works as expected.

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