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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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Monitoring and Troubleshooting Flows

Despite your best efforts, at times, there will be flows that fail. It could be something as simple as an incorrect or expired credential or something more challenging to troubleshoot, such as a third-party vendor updating their interface and rendering your process invalid.

In this chapter, we’re going to review some of the troubleshooting features and capabilities of Power Automate. These tips and techniques will help you troubleshoot failing flows. We’ll cover the following:

  • Monitoring flows
  • Reviewing email error reports
  • Resolving authentication errors
  • Examining detailed errors with the flow checker
  • Understanding error codes
  • Finding additional resources

By the end of this chapter, you’ll understand how to troubleshoot common errors and know where to go for additional help.

Let’s go!