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k_dipietro
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Button to trigger new flow

I'm new to Power Automate so forgive me if I'm asking the wrong questions! 

We use a piece of software for that is browser based, which means we're constantly working in our web browser. Primarily Google Chrome. I would like to create a button that I can add to chrome, probably as a link on my bookmarks bar. When I click this link I would like it to run a flow that opens up an email template in Outlook. The template would be mostly populated, but they're need to add a job # in the subject line, and some other notes in the body before hitting send. 

 

The idea here is that this button may be used a few times a day by multiple users to send the same template style email. Instead of requiring them to go into outlook and open a new email from a template I'd like for them to be able to click 1 button in the browser. 

 

Please let me know if this is possible. I think I have the email flow figured out, I'm just not sure how I can trigger it or create that hyperlink. It would be great if I could just create a link to the flow but I didn't see that as an option. 

 

Thanks! 

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Krishna92
Microsoft
Microsoft

@k_dipietro 

 

For running the flow through URL where in you can add inputs, you have to use the Manual button trigger.

When you use the manual button trigger, you will get a set of options which you can add up to the trigger card, these will act as input value fields when a user tries to run the flow.

 

Once you have the flow setup you can copy the flow URL and append /run in the end.

If your URL is https://preview.flow.microsoft.com/environment/{id}/flow/{id} then the end URL should look like.

https://preview.flow.microsoft.com/environment/{id}/flow/{id}/run

 

When a user launches the URL they will be able to see a web page where in they can enter input values and can trigger the flow run.

 

If the information helps you please consider giving a thumbs up and mark solution as resolved.

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Krishna92
Microsoft
Microsoft

@k_dipietro 

 

For running the flow through URL where in you can add inputs, you have to use the Manual button trigger.

When you use the manual button trigger, you will get a set of options which you can add up to the trigger card, these will act as input value fields when a user tries to run the flow.

 

Once you have the flow setup you can copy the flow URL and append /run in the end.

If your URL is https://preview.flow.microsoft.com/environment/{id}/flow/{id} then the end URL should look like.

https://preview.flow.microsoft.com/environment/{id}/flow/{id}/run

 

When a user launches the URL they will be able to see a web page where in they can enter input values and can trigger the flow run.

 

If the information helps you please consider giving a thumbs up and mark solution as resolved.

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Fantastic! I've just pinned five instant (button) flows to our SharePoint site!

 

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