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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 user input options

User input can take many forms. When creating a manually triggered flow (also known as a button or instant flow), Power Automate allows flow designers to accept six types of user input. To add input capability to a manually triggered flow, click the title bar labeled Manually trigger a flow. The trigger will expand and present the input options, as shown in the following screenshot:

The types of input are as follows:

  • Text: The Text input option supports several configurations, including a free-form text field, a single drop-down selectable list, and a multi-select list.
  • Yes/No: The Yes/No input option can be used to allow users to utilize a Yes/No toggle switch.
  • File: The File input option provides the ability for the user to upload a file from their device. If the user is accessing the flow from a mobile device, they can also access the camera to capture and upload a picture.
  • Email: The Email input option is designed to accept content formatted...