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Ability to group actions for minimizing/maximizing

Some flows have 10 or more variable initilizations (is this a word?). It would be amazing if we could group (and label the group) the like actions together and then minimize them as to not clutter the design surface.  FlowGrouping.png

 

 

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Helper I

This is a great idea! Please implement, MS!

Anonymous
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Briliant ideia!

Regular Visitor

This would be really helpful - many flow have a large group of variables to initialize, and the section makes it harder to read.  Being able to group them would assist in readability.

Advocate III

This would be a great idea. Please, MS, give us this. You don't need to provide any extra fancy functionality, just a basic grouping would be awesome.

Advocate III

Yes please! I almost had a stupid workaround in place involving doing a "apply to each" Action with the expression array('a') as the target, but it won't let you do variable initialization anywhere but at the root.

Frequent Visitor

I came up with a work-around, but it doesn't work for initializing variables since they have to be at the top level.  Create a condition that will always be true (1 = 1), then put the actions you want to group into the Yes side.  Use the condition name to remind you that it's a group instead of a condition.

Helper I

100% agree that something like this would be great to have.


Another member on this forum suggested using a parallel branch(es) to break out variables into two branches.  This would help cut down on having a full page of variables stacked up.

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New Member

I use scopes to minimize other actions, but collapsing the initialize variable actions is not available.

I like @ques0buffet's idea ‌‌.

But if something OOB is available that could be great.

Microsoft
Microsoft

It would also be great if we could use scopes with the initialize variable node.  Currently you can't initialize a variable within a scope which would be awesome if we could.  That would also solve the grouping all the initialize nodes too.  Additionally, some variables should be scoped to a 'scope' and not globally.