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Kamaldev2009
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Invalid connection and Test connection failed. Details: Name cannot be null or empty

Hi,

 

My flow was working correctly until 4 days ago. From past 4 days I am unable to use OneDrive, Excel Online (Personal) and Gmail connectors. After sign-in" Test connection failed. Details: Name cannot be null or empty" error showing the Gmail connector and in OneDrive it continuously asking for sign-in.

I tried to create new flow, but it did not fix the issue.

 

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I am having the same issue and this seems to be a widespread issue the last few days based on searches.

Yep, all of a sudden today, April Fools Day, ME TOO!

WTF is going on??

vjanuario
Frequent Visitor

I am having the same problem. It first started with Google connections (Gmail and Google calendar). These stopped working. They're working again, but show errors when trying to edit a flow.

 

Then Excel connections stopped working. Flows with Excel connections stopped working on 3/30/2024 (today is 4/1).

That's precisely the issue. Flow still subsequently works but get the Invalid Connection Flow Checker error message, so can't edit the flow. If your business relied upon automation completely, God help you.

vjanuario
Frequent Visitor

My flows have resumed working, but I cannot edit any flow (they fail the flow checker).

 

I also cannot run any Instant flow.

Shilin
New Member

Got the same issue here with OneDrive connection. After searching online for a few hours I still cannot see a valid fix. I have a Microsoft 365 Premium plan for personal use (not business). Thinking if Microsoft Power Automate stopped access for personal accounts even it is a paid one. Then I tried to see if I could pay to get the power automate working but it only allows work/school account - even to pay. 

Hopefully can get an answer soon as my personal tasks heavily relied on automations.  

So those who do not have a work or school account can't use Power Automate anymore, even if you pay for the Power Automate license?

I don't think it means you can't use PA, but there appears to be a glitch issue we have no information or warning about, which is typical. Poor service for FREE a/c users as usual. It looks like it has occurred before, last year, from a topic search I made a few days ago but getting help from MS is v hard. I still have an issue with the ☓/Twitter connection on another flow, rendering it useless. I think it's simply down to a dispute btwn Musk & MS over £$€. It exists even for those who have paid-for PA a/cs. Anyhow, I'm currently putting up with being unable to edit the existing flow, ANY existing flows but haven't tried to start from new... 

I am not even able to pay for Power Automate License as it requires a work/school account even just to pay for the Power Automate License. 

PeeterTi
Frequent Visitor

Hi, 

 

My workflows have exactly the same issue and they do not work, when I run them it says connecting.... I checked the flow that there is a invalid connection for Excel Online (OneDrive). Clicking on connection it shortly says Authorization completed, but nothing changes. I have numerous flow that stopped working and I need a fix, as if I will need to do everything manually it means days of work.... Does anyone have solution or advice how should we move forward with this topic and what is the solution? It is a very unexpected and have a very big impact on my daily work. I have M365 family subscription.

Kamaldev2009
Regular Visitor

Hi everyone,

I believe there isn't any solution to the issue; it was a glitch that only affected a few PA users, not all. Today, after 15 days, my flow has started working again. I hope your services will also resume automatically very soon.

 

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