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?
I think the Run After is built for error handling, have you checked the following blog?
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.
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.
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.
In my case the problem is solved (so no bug after all)
I was using Do Until to perform the action. I overlooked the limits in do until, which are by default :
Count : 60
I changed this to
No my flow works as expected.
Certainly a design bug! The timeout was handled, so the flow should not fail. Failure of the flow should be considered based on the failure of a step in the flow, and not just the occurrence of timeout.
Oddly though this behavior doesn't occur when a terminate command is used (which I ended up using as a workaround)
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