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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

Monitoring flows

Throughout this book, you've seen examples of the run history for a particular flow. In this section, we'll review the run history of a flow that is experiencing errors and troubleshoot it.

For this example, we'll use one of the purchase request approvals that we created previously that relies upon checking for a user's manager. To experience an error, you need to submit the flow as a user that does not have a manager. In this example, we'll use the Procurement Two-Stage Approval from Chapter 10, Working with Multiple Approvals.

Viewing a run history

The run history will display a log of all the times that a flow has executed over the previous 28 days. To view the run history, follow these steps:

  1. Using one browser session, log in to Office 365 ( as a user without a manager value assigned.
  2. Navigate to the procurement approval site and submit a request. If you haven't created this workflow, review Chapter 10, Working...