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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
Copying Files

In the previous chapter, you learned about a few basic concepts you can use to handle emails, such as receiving, sending, and handling attachments. Frequently, a work process requires that you copy or move files between locations in order to make data available to new groups of users or to integrate them into another business process. For example, another flow may need to interact with the email attachment that was saved or a notification may need to be sent, stating that a file has been received.

Processing files as part of a flow can mean interacting with the file itself, as well as its properties. Power Automate provides us with the functionality to manipulate a file's properties, its contents, and the object as a whole.

In this chapter, we're going to focus on some basic file-related concepts:

  • Learning about file connectors and actions
  • Working with...