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State Machine Workflow

Hi,

 

State machine is basic requirnment when developing workflow in sharepoint. it would be great addittion to have it on flow if it has to be popular first choice for users.. i think flow developer must immediatly include them in their furture release.

 

Please respond if you need any understanding on this. I see great potential in flow, even replacing nintex workflow.

 

 

Regards,

Chetan Sethia

Status: Under Review

You can accomplish this today with switch inside a do-until and a variable. You just switch on the variable and do-until whatever the terminal state of the machin is. Inside each branch you set the variable to whatever the next state is. However, we understand that it would be easier with a first-classed shape. Thanks!

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Helper I

I have worked on many customers and most of the workflows we did were 99% State machine. Flow has AWESOME POTENTIAL but state machine is HUGE MISSING PART..

would be great if it is added in future updates  

New Member

I use state machines frequently (with Nintex). Would be a great benefit to add this functionality to Flow.

Regular Visitor

We are supporting to promot this idea to get it soon!

Power Automate
Status changed to: Under Review

You can accomplish this today with switch inside a do-until and a variable. You just switch on the variable and do-until whatever the terminal state of the machin is. Inside each branch you set the variable to whatever the next state is. However, we understand that it would be easier with a first-classed shape. Thanks!

Advocate I

@StephenAny update on this? I know you can accomplish this today with a switch inside a do-until and a variable, but it would be very nice to have real state machines like in Nintex.

In Nintex you can for example even nest state machines. This is very useful when you need to create complex approval processes.

Also see this request: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/State-machines-and-long-running-states/idi-...