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How to disable a Zombie Flow!

 

Hi

 

I have been testing out a scheduled flow which uses an Excel GetRows action to email notify someone based on a condition.   Whilst prototyping I saved the flow multiple times and essentially tested with a simple email notification to myself that accessed just the first 4 rows. I have turned off the latest version of the Flow however I have an older “Zombie” version of the Flow instance that keeps sending me email notifications which I cannot turn off – the email body shows it was one of the earlier versions! I it looks like I will need to remove the worksheet unless somebody is able to turn this instance off.

 

Flow disabled but keeps running.PNG

 

 

This would be vaguely amusing if wasn't true.....  Given I don't want this continuing through the night. I will delete the worksheet and see what happens..

 

Zombie Flow Emails.png

 

Update... it is now 20:00 GMT + 1 and although I have deleted all the files in the relevant folder and disabled the flow the instance is still running against a copy of the Excel data held in in some internal storage, so it   looks like I will need support to terminate thiis instance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: How to disable a Zombie Flow!

There are two options:

  1. Cancel the pending runs
    • click on the (i) icon for the flow.
    • Select "Running" at the top
    • Click on each run in the list and then click "Cancel" at the top for each run
  2. Delete the flow. If you want to preserve the flow, you could “Save As” to clone the flow first and then delete the original.

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: How to disable a Zombie Flow!

There are two options:

  1. Cancel the pending runs
    • click on the (i) icon for the flow.
    • Select "Running" at the top
    • Click on each run in the list and then click "Cancel" at the top for each run
  2. Delete the flow. If you want to preserve the flow, you could “Save As” to clone the flow first and then delete the original.

 

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
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Re: How to disable a Zombie Flow!

Option 1 seems to have stopped the flows. Thanks I will remember for next time.

 

 

Daniel

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