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How to Avoid triggering Modified Workflow



I have a Flow for sending email when an new SharePoint item is added, it also update a column


and a Flow to send email when the item is modified, is there a way to avoid triggering the item edit workflow when the column is modified by the item add workflow?


in SharePoint workflow, if a column is updated by the item add workflow, it will not trigger modify workflow, the modified by is recorded as "modified by workflow on behalf of user",  For Flow,  it will trigger both, and Modified by will be recorded as the user



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Re: How to Avoid triggering Modified Workflow

Hi manlamcheng,


I have seen this issue on other thread for several times. It seems that currently it is a default behavior, as far as I know, PGs are working on this trigger and will very soon be renaming the trigger “When an existing item is modified”.


I will keep an eye on this issue and back to you once I got any updates.


Best regards,
Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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manlamcheng Helper I
Helper I

Re: How to Avoid triggering Modified Workflow

Thank you !

Hope it will happen soon enough for me to switch to Flow from SharePoint workflow before my project deadline

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Re: How to Avoid triggering Modified Workflow

Una de las formas que yo hice fue crear un campo de tipo text (multilínea) donde almaceno todos los valores de los campos a modificar en formato json desde mi flujo, así me cercioro que si hay algún cambio en cualquiera de los campos a modificar se ejecute la lógica de mi flujo, caso contrario que finalice.


1) Genero un objeto json con los datos de los campos de la lista (sólo los que cambian)


2)Creo la estructura de un JSON vació (esto es para almacenar el valor del json previamente registrado)



3) Valido que exista el campo Json (DetectarCambio) y que contenga valores, si contiene valores se setea con el valor del campo DetectarCambio (es aquí donde almaceno mi json una vez que hago alguna modificación) , caso contrario (Inicializo con valores vacíos mi jSON.3.png

4) Genero mi JSON con los campos objtenidos


5) Genero mi JSON con los campos previamente obtenidos después de actualizar mi elemento.




6)Por último comparo cada campo con los datos previamente registrados.6.png

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