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Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate

By : Aaron Guilmette
Book Image

Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate

By: Aaron Guilmette

Overview of this book

Microsoft Power Automate is a workflow automation solution included in Microsoft 365. This book explores the core concepts of workflow automation, such as working with connectors, triggers, and actions, along with their practical implementation in automating business tasks and simplifying digital processes to boost enterprise productivity.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Section 1 - What is Power Automate?
Section 2 - Basic Flow Concepts
Section 3 - Intermediate Flow Concepts
Section 4 - Administering the Power Automate Environment

Understanding condition operators

Operators indicate the types of calculations used when evaluating components. You might be familiar with common mathematical operators such as the following:

  • + (addition)
  • - (subtraction)
  • ÷ (division)
  • × (multiplication)
  • < (less than)
  • > (greater than)

These operators are used for evaluating numeric values. When manipulating objects and text in a flow, simply using mathematical operators may not be sufficient. While you can use numeric expressions in some places, it's also important to understand other operators that can be used to determine whether a value meets a certain condition.

Power Automate conditions can perform the evaluation of conditions using the following operators:

  • contains
  • does not contain
  • is equal to
  • is not equal to
  • is greater than
  • is greater than or equal to
  • is less than
  • is less than or equal to
  • starts with
  • does not start with
  • ends with
  • does not end with

Some of these can function with numerals (such as is greater...