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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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Importing a flow

Importing a flow allows you to take the exported contents from one environment and reuse the logic. The process is very simple, allowing you to move flows easily between environments.

You’ll want to make sure that the flows you are importing are supported by your environment. Some examples might be:

  • Connectors that may not be available in different sovereign clouds (between Office 365 Worldwide, Government Community Cloud, or 21Vianet, for example)
  • A custom connector that hasn’t been deployed to the target environment
  • Connectors marked as Premium that may have additional purchase or subscription requirements in the target tenant, as shown in Figure 18.4:

Figure 18.4: Reviewing connector types

For examples and information on standard and premium connectors, refer to the following link:

To import a flow, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Power Automate...