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Alexander042
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Building flows with a self-search function

So I want to build a flow that will get a text from a website and then go to Google sheets, search for the text on a sheet then update the row in which the text was found. I used an input function as the trigger but the issue is that I need power automate to copy the text from the web and then search and edit on it's own repetitively. I was able to get power automate desktop to get and store the data as a string variable but I can't use the variable from desktop flow in a cloud flow. Any advice? @abm 

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You can use a cloud flow to invoke a desktop flow and you can pass variables into the desktop flow.  You can then also create output variables that will be returned to the cloud flow when it finishes.  But Desktop variables aren't visible in the cloud flow while the desktop flow is running.  Only the specifically declared output variables are returned.



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You can use a cloud flow to invoke a desktop flow and you can pass variables into the desktop flow.  You can then also create output variables that will be returned to the cloud flow when it finishes.  But Desktop variables aren't visible in the cloud flow while the desktop flow is running.  Only the specifically declared output variables are returned.



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