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Can modifying a table/form break a flow?

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 Today I have been unable to have a flow that approves work orders run, it says:


//The caller object id is 'b9e1e28d-9968-4349-87a0-aebdcf4c24e6'. Connection '/providers/Microsoft.PowerApps/apis/shared_pdf-5f05fa7845000b881e-5fee2b942c3a7ab724/connections/7f86656c-d560-4658-a49d-1bc6-f68a3de5' to 'shared_pdf-5f05fa7845000b881e-5fee2b942c3a7ab724' cannot be used to activate this flow, either because this is not a valid connection or because it is not a connection you have access permission for. Either replace the connection with a valid connection you can access or have the connection owner activate the flow, so the connection is shared with you in the context of this flow.//

The flow cannot be edited either, when you try to edit it, it just seems like the editing page will load, but never does. So I thought maybe I should just recreate the flow. I went to power automate and selected "create" then "instant cloud flow" then "powerapps" as the trigger(same as the current one) and the flow creation page opened up. I then looked at a run of the old flow and saw the next step was to "Get row by ID", which I did, then the next step was to select a table, but when I type "msyn_workorders" which the old flow has as the field for the table, I don't see it in the new flow.

Now, this flow is failing in a step way past this one, so I'm not sure if it's even related, but I should be able to see the table, no? My question is, with that small change that I did yesterday in the work order table and then the form, could I have broken something? Should I undo it? I really don't get how this works.

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    MikeC282 2,068 on at
    RE: Can modifying a table/form break a flow?

    These error messages are just indications that the connection reference is invalid. Do you know who created the original flow and which connection reference was used?

    What you'll need to do is just add in the connection references again or create new ones for each of those steps.

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