Control long process with quick settings tile

by Alex Stoyanov

Version 2 (October 4, 2021)

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tldr: copy all the blocks before the new fiber excluding the start flow block and paste them at the beginning of your flows, staffing your flows to the new fiber. Needs a free Automate quick setting tile.
This flow provides a simple, easy to understand, and widely applicable code snippet that will allow you to control any looping/long fibers with a quick setting tile.

I have also provided a second flow which is a bit harder to understand, but is more reliable.

The example flow uses a wait block set to 1 hour. To control that with a quick setting tile in series, you'd need to wait an hour. In this case, since this snippet runs the flow in parallel with the quick setting tile controls, it will allow you to interrupt that long fiber and toggle it whenever you'd like

To use the snippet, simply copy the blocks before the new fiber, paste them after your flow start block, and attach your existing flow to the new fiber on the fork block

⚠️There may be some delay between tapping the tile and the flow forking. Simply wait a few seconds or try minimizing the quick setting menu (this works best for me)

⚠️⚠️The first example (the one with 2 quick setting tile blocks) is a bit unstable. If it is activated and deactivated quickly, it may get stuck in one of the two positions for a bit, which is why I created the second flow. The second one should be a bit more efficient, so I recommend using it. The first flow is just so the concept is easier to understand.

And thank you Patrick Corgan for inspiring the second version of this flow.

⭐Version 2.1
2.1) changed variable from "on" to "state" for clarity
2.0) added second, more stable version
1.0) added original flow

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