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Start an approval timeout

I wanted to know what happens when an action of "Start an approval" reaches its timeout, does it dissapears from the user pending approvals? Or does it stays there?

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Hi @ PIMkv,

 

I have made a test on my side, when "Start an approval" reaches its timeout, the approval would always stays in the “Received requests”, and wouldn’t dissapears from the user pending approvals.

 

You could create a flow as steps below:

  • Add a proper trigger, here I use "Manually trigger a flow" trigger.
  • Add a "Start an approval" action, click "Menu" button, then select Settings option.

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Within Settings for 'Start an approval' panel, within Duration property of Timeout area, type the following formula:

PT60S

 

Note: The PT60S is ISO 8601 format, it indicate the timeout of the "Start an approval" action is one minute. If you want the timeout of this action to be 24 hours, please type the following formula within Duration property:

PT24H

or 

P1D

 

Image reference:

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When the "Start an approval" reaches its timeout, the flow would run as below:

3.png

 

And the approval would always stays in the “Received requests”.

 4.png

 

 

 

Regards,
Alice Zhang

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