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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

Creating a flow that uses all input types

In this example, we're going to configure a simple flow that uses all six input types, and populate a SharePoint list. You could also try this example to save content to a database.

Before you begin configuring the flow, you'll need to configure some basic prerequisites, such as a SharePoint list that contains the columns to store the various data values. Once the prerequisites have been completed, you'll be able to move on to creating and testing the flow.

Configuring the prerequisites

Since the data for this flow will be stored in a SharePoint list, you'll need to configure a SharePoint list if you don't already have one that you can use. In this example, we'll create a new list and then add one column to store each of our values.

To create the list, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to a SharePoint site, click Site contents, and then click + New. Select List from the drop-down menu:
  1. Enter a name for the list and...