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Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate - Second Edition

By : Aaron Guilmette
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Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate - Second Edition

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By: Aaron Guilmette

Overview of this book

MS Power Automate is a workflow automation tool built into MS 365 to help businesses automate repetitive tasks or trigger business processes without user intervention. It is a low-code tool that is part of the Microsoft applications framework, the Power Platform. If you are new to Power Automate, this book will give you a comprehensive introduction and a smooth transition from beginner to advanced topics to help you get up to speed with business process automation. Complete with hands-on tutorials and projects, this easy-to-follow guide will show you how to configure automation workflows for business processes between hundreds of applications, using examples within Microsoft and including third-party apps like Dropbox and Twitter. Once you understand how to use connectors, triggers, and actions to automate business processes, you’ll learn how to manage user input, documents, and approvals, as well as interact with databases. This edition also introduces new Power Automate features such as using robotic process automation (RPA) to automate legacy applications, interacting with the Microsoft Graph API, and working with artificial intelligence models to do sentiment analysis. By the end of this digital transformation book, you’ll have mastered the basics of using Power Automate to replace repetitive tasks with automation technology.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
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Processing a form with Power Automate

In this exercise, we’ll configure a flow to process the responses and save them into the database you created in Chapter 12, Using a Database. The flow will utilize the form ID value you saved in the previous exercise, the When a new response is submitted trigger, and the Get response details action for the Microsoft Forms connector.

Follow these steps to configure the flow:

  1. Log into the Power Automate web portal ( and click Create.
  2. Under the Start from blank section, select Automated cloud flow.
  3. Enter a name for the flow (such as Customer Survey) and select the When a new response is submitted trigger for Microsoft Forms. Click Create:

Figure 13.7: Creating a new automated cloud flow with the Forms trigger

  1. In the details for the trigger, select the form if it is displayed. If the form you created is not displayed, select Add a custom item and paste in the form...