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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

Configuring an approval flow to use Teams

As we mentioned in the Understanding the flow section, this flow is going to be initiated by a request or a file being placed on a SharePoint site and result in approval notifications being sent to both the approver and the requester inside Teams.

Since this is a longer flow, we'll complete it in a few sections:

  • Getting the request's information
  • Creating the approval
  • Returning the response

Let's begin!

Getting the request's information

In this first section, we're going to configure the trigger for the flow to detect a new file and obtain information about the file and the requester.

To configure the flow, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Power Automate web portal (, select + Create, and then select Automated flow under the Start from blank section.
  2. Add a name, such as Procurement Approval, and then choose the When a file is created in a folder trigger.
  3. Edit the Site Address field and...