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First time running flow does not appear to perform actions



I have a flow which will email someone when a form is submitted but it appears to only email if you run the flow twice


Anyone have any ideas? Screenshot below - it seems to think it has done it but no email is received (Excel sheet is updated though)



Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

According to the screenshot it looped through everything, but didn't actually do the email action.  If you download the output from the list rows in table do you get anything?  It looks like its processing an empty set of records.

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@Joe__ I assume you are building the email body in the Apply to each loop.


  • If yes, what you might want to try is  'Initialize a variable' of type string  below the 'Get response details' action.
  • In the 'Apply to each' loop Build the body the of the email by 'Set variable' action.
  • Outside the 'Apply to each' loop add the Variable to 'Send an email' action. 

From a high level you action should look like screenshot below:




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This may be stupid but how do I set a variable like your screenshot?


I try to add but I can’t even see the option

Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

You have to initialize a variable in the main section of the flow (outside of any loop or condition) before you can use it.  Then you can set the variable inside the condition.

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I'm not really sure why but it has started working now, I tried to set the variables but I still had the issue of no email being received, even in junk mail


If it happens again I will post back

@Joe__ I am glad that the problem has been resolved.

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