Retry Flows

Retrying after failures in Microsoft Flow

Yesterday's post about file locks was a starting point for more. Imagine someone is keeping a file open while your flow is trying to update the same document. What should you do? In quite a lot of use cases you might want to retry as your flow will otherwise fail. In this post I will … Continue reading Retrying after failures in Microsoft Flow

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File locks in SharePoint and Flow

Microsoft Flow – Handling file locks in SharePoint

Have you ever struggled to handle files in SharePoint when you are running your flows? Microsoft Flow's actions that deal with documents in SharePoint, will have to deal with the same issues that users may deal with, however users have the SharePoint UI that will help them. In flows you will need to deal with … Continue reading Microsoft Flow – Handling file locks in SharePoint

The file Document.docx is locked for shared use by user in SharePoint

It is time for a classic SharePain today. locked for shared use You open a document in Office online and edit the document. Then you try to rename is and you get the following error message: The file "Document.docx" is locked for shared use by username@tenant.onmicrosoft.com I tried the same by renaming the file in … Continue reading The file Document.docx is locked for shared use by user in SharePoint