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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

Exporting a flow

If you want to back up or prepare a flow for use in another environment, you'll need to export it. Exporting a flow makes it portable and gives you the ability to move it. A flow can be exported into different formats:

  • A package (.zip for importing into Power Automate)
  • A Logic Apps template (.json for importing into Logic Apps)

The export format you choose depends on what the target environment is. The formats are very similar, as Power Automate is built on the Logic Apps platform. In this example, we'll look at the steps for exporting a template for reuse in Power Automate (in either the same or different environments).

To export a flow, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Power Automate web portal ( Click My flows.
  2. Click the ellipsis next to the flow you wish to export, point to Export, and then select Package (.zip):
  1. On the Export package page, enter a name for the package. You can add comments to each of the resource types...