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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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Responding to approvals

As an approver, you’ll receive an email notification stating that action is required. Approvals will also show up in the Approvals section of both the Power Automate web portal and the mobile app as well as within the Approvals app in Microsoft Teams. An approval can be processed from any of those locations.

The approval has buttons based on the various Response option items selected in the approval flow. In the following screenshot, you can see that the options we configured when creating the approval flow are displayed in the body of the email. The approver can select Approve or Deny, enter any optional information, and then click Submit.

Figure 9.19 shows what the approval email looks like when it’s delivered to the approver:

Figure 9.19: Approval request email

If your organization has deployed the Approvals app, the request is also available there, as shown in Figure 9.20:

Figure 9.20: Approvals app in Microsoft...