Repair tips in email for failed flows and other updates

Repair tips in email for failed flows

Although uncommon – the flows that you build sometimes fail. If they do, it is important that you know how to fix them as quickly as possible. When you have flows that are failing, we have always sent you an email notification about those flows:

Failure digest email

However, these notifications do not contain specific recommendations on what you can do to repair your flows. To help, we are now introducing Repair tips. Repair tips send you emails with specific, actionable feedback about certain errors. For example, one common error is setting up a flow that attempts to get a person’s manager in Office 365 – but there is no manager configured in Azure AD. Previously, you would just see a 404 – Not Found error, and most people don’t know what that a 404 means. Now, you get an email like this:

Repair tips email

This email contains sections for What happened (no manager was configured), and, How do I fix it? (set up a manager in Azure AD). Some other scenarios for these Repair tips include connection failures due to Multi-factor authentication.

If you do not want to receive Repair tips for a given flow you can disable them from the More… menu on the Flow properties page. You’ll see a new menu item for Repair tips that you can select to turn them off:

Repair tips menu item

Finally, even if you don’t want to receive emails, you will now see the Repair tips whenever you open a flow run that has a failure with a Repair tip available. You can see the Error details and How do I fix it? sections in the run’s Details pane:

Repair tips menu item

South America and other updates

The South America geography is now available for Microsoft Flow. This means that you can create environments in South America, and all the flow customer data will be maintained solely within the Americas, and key assets will be primarily located in Brazil. You can create an environment in the South America geography by selecting that option in the New environment dialog:

New environment dialog

With this deployment, Microsoft Flow now has full parity with all Dynamics 365 regions in our commercial offerings. To learn more about our commitments to storing data, visit the Microsoft Trust Center page for Microsoft Flow.

Finally, there is one new connector available this week: Rencore. Rencore helps you to discover issues in your SharePoint applications and fix them before they become a problem.