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utcNow changes status of other column back to original state



I have an SP365 list incorporating various types of columns, for collecting various pieces of project information.


The list uses an approval workflow I created using Designer. This workflow has been working without issue for a number of months.


I recently used this blog post to create a Today column for use in SP list calculations. 


I created a new column in my list and called it BASE DATE, incorporated the utcNow() function and scheduled the Flow to run every Sunday.























You'll see I leave the STATUS value blank.


Unfortunately, the Flow run changes the Status of all of the items in the list, back to Submitted (their original state).


The STATUS column setting is as follows:


























I have not been able to find a solution to the problem, so have made an assumption that it is indeed a bug.



Your thoughts would be appreciated.





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Re: utcNow changes status of other column back to original state

Hi @Polymorph,


According to your description, I created a simple flow for testing.


The flow is configured likes below:



When the flow is triggered, the column Date is updated, while the Status column stays blank.


I am not able to reproduce this issue on my side.


Have you set the Default value of the status column as blank? 



Best regards,

Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Re: utcNow changes status of other column back to original state

Hi Mabel,


Thanks for your help once again.


Yes, the default value of the column is indeed set to blank.


I have enroled the help of local MS Support. I will update you once they've completed their RCA.


Kind regards,



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