Power Automate : Fix your connections after import

One of the biggest issues I have faced with Flows, is when it comes to moving them between environments, and having to re-connect all of the connections, every time. This is a huge chunk of time, especially if you have a lot of actions that use connections in your flows.

This Bookmark-let will allow you to Fix your connections with a click of a button.

Some things to be aware of :

  • Your actions need to be expanded first, so its a good idea to use this alongside my other Bookmark-let for expanding all the actions. I did think about combining the two, but for the moment, I have kept them separate.
  • This will pick the first connection in the list. If you multiple connections setup for each type of Action, it will always pick the first one.

Simply drag the below button onto your Bookmarks Bar within Chrome or Firefox, and then when your viewing a Flow, click it to re-connect all of the connections in one go (after you have expanded them)..

Reconnect Flow

This will not work with the old version of Edge.

Power Automate : Expand all actions

One big issue when editing a large and complex Flow is not having an expand all button to save you having to click on each of your actions, one by one.

This Bookmark-let will allow you to expand all the Actions of a Flow with the click of a button.

Simply drag the below button onto your Bookmarks Bar within Chrome or Firefox, and then when your viewing a Flow, click it to Expand all the Actions in one go.

Expand Flow

And while we are on, how about we have a collapse all button as well.

Collapse Flow

Does not work with the old version of Edge

Power Automate : Cancel All Running Flows

We have all been there. Something has gone wrong, and you find that you now have a backlog of running Flows, that have all stalled, or waiting for resources, and it seems like its the end of the world.

You think to yourself, well, that’s okay, I’ll just Turn Off the Flow, and all will sort itself out. If only turning it off would help. It turns out, simply turning off the Flow does nothing to all of the current running Flows that are sat in the queue.

Okay then, well, how about I just bulk cancel all of the Flows. Oh, wait a minute. Microsoft only lets you cancel them one at a time. Okay, well, I’ll just go through them one at a time, and cancel them. Oh, wait, there’s pages and pages and pages of Flows sat there. Hundreds maybe, but I haven’t got time to keep clicking the “See More” button to find out how many there are.

I had this issue recently, and it seems, other than deleting the Flow, and re-importing it, there is not a lot you can do about it. Well, I would like to introduce a nice little Bookmark-let that you can drag into your Google Chrome’s (or Firefox and the new Edge) Bookmarks Bar, and use it on the appropriate screen, and it will automate the job for you. Be warned, it will still take its time to run, as all it does is simulate a user clicking on the Flow, choosing Cancel etc. etc.

Simply drag the bookmark button below up to your Bookmarks Bar. This will create a nice little button for you to click on. If you navigate to your offending Flow, and click the All Runs option, and then filter it to show currently Running Flows, and click the button, it will one by one, cancel all of the Flows for you.

Drag the below button up to your bookmarks bar now.

Cancel All Running Flows

This will not work in the old version of Edge or Internet Explorer however.