Error monitoring for the solution-aware Flows

By | May 13, 2019

 

Some flows are solution-aware, and some flows are not:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/flow/overview-solution-flows

It turned out the difference between those two is not just that solution-aware flows are portable – somehow, it goes deeper.

Just a few days ago wrote a post where I was trying to summarize error monitoring options for the Flows:

https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics/microsoft-flow-monitoring/

It was not working out quite well there since the main problem I was having is that, for the Flows I was looking at, I could not get the history of Flow runs unless the Flows were shared with me.

However, that’s only a problem for the non-solution aware Flows.

If a Flow is created in the solution, it’s all getting much better.

Through the solution, I can open Flow Analytics for any Flow that’s been added to the solution:

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Magically, PowerShell starts showing Flow Runs history for those flows, too:

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Of course one possible problem here is that we can’t add non-solution aware flow to a solution, but that’s probably going to be resolved this way or another at some point. Right now, though, if you are looking into Flows portability and/or some kind of error monitoring approach, don’t make the mistake I did and make sure you are working with the solution-aware flows.

PS. In order for the analytics/powershell to work, we do need to have System Admin or System Customizer permissions in the CDS environment.

4 thoughts on “Error monitoring for the solution-aware Flows

    1. Alex Shlega Post author

      That link might be very helpful! We don’t have that many flows yet, but, of course, we’ve created them as regular flows. And I hate suggesting to re-create them (even though it’s probably not going to take long).

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  1. JCobelens

    Do you also see that the “See Analysics” option is disabled when the Flow is in a managed solution? That’s the case I am having at the moment, so still much room for improvement. Haven’t tried the PowerShell option though.

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    1. Alex Shlega Post author

      Thanks for pointing this out. And yes, it’s the same for me – looks like pretty much all the options are disabled while on the “managed solution” screen. Although, once I’m on the flow screen, I can, then, see analytics / edit the flow / turn it on and off. It works with PowerShell, too.

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