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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 flows

Throughout this book, you’ve seen examples of the run history for a particular flow. In this section, we’ll review the run history of a flow that is experiencing errors and troubleshoot it.

For this example, we’ll use one of the purchase request approvals that we created previously, which relies upon checking for a user’s manager. To experience this error, you’ll need to submit the flow as a user that does not have a manager. In this example, we’ll use the Procurement Two-Stage Approval from Chapter 10, Working with Multiple Approvals.

If you are not using a trial tenant or do not have access to an account that meets this criteria, you may need to ask an administrator to create and license a user account that meets this requirement.

Viewing the run history

The run history will display a log of all the times that a flow has executed over the previous 28 days. To view the run history, follow these...