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Alexander042
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Is it possible to build a flow where power automate desktop automatically creates new output variables which can then be used in a cloud flow? @WarrenBelz @TheRobRush @iAm_ManCat @timl @Drrickryp 

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Pstork1
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If you call a Power Automate Desktop flow from a cloud flow then any Output variables you create are returned back to the cloud flow and are available in the cloud flow.  What specifically are you trying to accomplish?



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TheRobRush
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I mean sure powerautomate is capable of generating it's own numbers, you just have to come up with your formula for what those numbers will be. Probably more help to explain your specific use case though

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If you call a Power Automate Desktop flow from a cloud flow then any Output variables you create are returned back to the cloud flow and are available in the cloud flow.  What specifically are you trying to accomplish?



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Okay. I generated a list from a website using power automate desktop and exported it as an excel file. Now, I want to cycle through the values in the cells, output the values in different output variables, and then use the output variables to run a particular section of my flow multiple times in the cloud flow. The problem is that I can't be creating output variables myself, and cloud automate cannot use an output variable unless the desktop flow is completed. How do I go about this? Thanks.

If I understand what you are trying to do, you'll need to split this up into two PAD flows.  One to generate the list and store it in Excel and another to be the section invoked by the cloud flow multiple times.  Then I would suggest a single output variable to pass the location of the Excel file back to the cloud flow.  It can then read the Excel file and use the values to call the second PAD multiple times.



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