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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 the Forms connector triggers and actions

Before we can begin crafting a flow that involves Microsoft Forms, it's important to understand what kinds of triggers and actions are available for the Forms connector. As a reminder, triggers are activities that can initiate a flow, and actions are the activities that a flow can perform.


As mentioned in the introduction, Microsoft Forms is a survey and information gathering tool. An end user's interaction with Forms ends when they complete and submit the form. As such, the Forms connector currently has only one trigger: When a new response is submitted. This trigger is activated when a user submits a form to the service.


The Forms connector also has only a single action: Get response details. Using this action, Power Automate can retrieve the data submitted by the user and use the field values in a flow.

Before we can use Power Automate to process a form, we'll need a form to work with. In the next...