Background Processing Flow for Approvals in Project Operations

If you have newly provisioned a Project Operations instance and if you’ve come across the below error message –

The error message says, “The background processing cloud flow is inactive. Approvals will be processed while you wait. Please report this to your administrator to enable background processing.

Background Flow for Approvals

Here’s what it means when you see the above notification –

  1. You can go to the Power Automate portal (https://make.powerautomate.com/) and then navigate to the Environment on which Project Operations is installed on.
    If you go to My Flows, you’ll see this Flow with the title “Project Service – Recurrently Schedule Project Approval Sets

  2. You just need to turn this Flow on.
  3. This Flow comes from the Project Operations Solution in your environment.

  4. And you’ll see the same Flow here as well. And you’ll notice that it will be Off by default if you are in a newly provisioned environment.

  5. Once this is turned on, you won’t see the notification in Approvals.


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