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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
Getting Started with Approvals

The flows you've worked with up to this point are largely automated (such as for detecting new files or emails) or triggered by a user action (such as the button flow to send a template email). In this chapter, we're going to begin exploring flows that require additional user action to continue, such as an approval flow.

Approval flows require a special service that's used to hold state information pertinent to the flow. Common Data Service, or CDS, is the foundation for more complex flows such as approvals.

Specifically, this chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding Common Data Service
  • Creating an approval flow
  • Responding to approvals

By the end of this chapter, you'll have an understanding of Common Data Service and will be able to create basic approval flows.

Let's dive in!