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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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Sharing a flow with run only permissions

The Run only permissions feature allows you to grant a very limited set of permissions to manually triggered flows (such as button and instant flows).

Run only permissions are not available for automated flows.

With this option, users can only execute the flow. They cannot edit or modify any part of the flow and will only be granted permission to trigger it.

To grant a run only permission to a button or instant flow, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Power Automate web portal ( and select My flows.
  2. Select the ellipsis for a button or instant flow, such as the Out Sick instant flow you created in Chapter 5, Creating Button Flows. Select Details to open the Details page:

Figure 7.15: Opening the Details page

  1. In the Run only users section, click Edit:

Figure 7.16: Flow details page

  1. In the Manage run-only permissions panel, add...