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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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Executing a button flow

Once you have created a button flow, the best way to see its usefulness is by launching the Power Automate mobile app. Once you have signed in, follow these steps to execute the newly created flow:

  1. Verify that the new button flow appears. After launching the Power Automate app, select Buttons. You should see your flow listed, as shown in Figure 5.11:

Figure 5.11: Button flows

  1. Tap the button to execute the flow.
  2. After it has completed, tap Flows in the tray and then tap the button flow to open the Flow details page, as shown in Figure 5.12:

Figure 5.12: Examining the flow details

  1. Tap Run history to display the recent runs.
  2. Select the run, and then examine the details to ensure that it was completed successfully. You can expand any of the steps to view the results of any step, including the expansion of dynamic content or the evaluation of expressions:

Figure 5.13: Viewing...