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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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In this chapter, you learned how to work with advanced conditions. Advanced conditions allow you to use multiple dynamic content tokens and expressions in order to restrict what data entities are processed by a flow. Using the AND and OR operators, you were able to combine multiple conditions into groups to create a complex decision process for the flow.

You were also introduced to switch conditions – a type of control action that allows your conditional logic to take different paths depending on a broader set of evaluations.

Conditional processing is important because it can be used to help refine and filter data inputs as well as ensure that business criteria or requirements are met prior to flow execution. Conditional processing also gives you an opportunity to create flows that meet complex business criteria.

In the next chapter, we’ll begin working with approval workflows. Approval workflows are one of the most popular types of flows for organizations...