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PietroAFarias
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Power Automate data types

I am a beginner in Power Automate and what I am currently having the most trouble with is the data types. Is there a link that I can study so that I can easily learn how to identify the types of data that each item has at the entrance to each action?

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CFernandes
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@PietroAFarias 

 

Hey Mate, 

 

You can reference to this link, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/data-operations 

 

If you are just starting, I would recommend https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/get-started-flows/ 

 

Videos tutorials - https://www.youtube.com/c/MicrosoftFlow/playlists

Power Automate Tutorials  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMk7xe3-9zc&list=PLN-cZRQeAiDWT0J1NW9sBDEXX3jkKkyjP 

 

And if you get stuck you can always contact us(Power Automate Community) 🙂

 

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@PietroAFarias wrote:

HI @efialttes .

I'm trying to get a better understanding of the language used behind the Power Automate functions. Based on the link you sent, are we talking about PHP? If I study the basics of PHP will I be able to understand better to customize the functions?


No. You just asked how to learn data types basics to distinguish them, so I just explained that common Power Automate share data types with many of the existing programming languages.

I am afraid PHP syntax has nothing to do with Power Automate internals. Power Automate uses WDL expressions...official documentation here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/logic-apps/workflow-definition-language-functions-reference

 

Hope this helps

 

 



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CFernandes
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@PietroAFarias 

 

Hey Mate, 

 

You can reference to this link, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/data-operations 

 

If you are just starting, I would recommend https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/get-started-flows/ 

 

Videos tutorials - https://www.youtube.com/c/MicrosoftFlow/playlists

Power Automate Tutorials  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMk7xe3-9zc&list=PLN-cZRQeAiDWT0J1NW9sBDEXX3jkKkyjP 

 

And if you get stuck you can always contact us(Power Automate Community) 🙂

 

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!

 

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efialttes
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Hola!

You mean how to distinguish between Boolean, String, Integer, Float, Array and Object data types?

If so, tutorials from almost any programming language, for example this one, covers this topic:

https://www.tutorialrepublic.com/php-tutorial/php-data-types.php

 

Hope this helps



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HI @efialttes .

I'm trying to get a better understanding of the language used behind the Power Automate functions. Based on the link you sent, are we talking about PHP? If I study the basics of PHP will I be able to understand better to customize the functions?


@PietroAFarias wrote:

HI @efialttes .

I'm trying to get a better understanding of the language used behind the Power Automate functions. Based on the link you sent, are we talking about PHP? If I study the basics of PHP will I be able to understand better to customize the functions?


No. You just asked how to learn data types basics to distinguish them, so I just explained that common Power Automate share data types with many of the existing programming languages.

I am afraid PHP syntax has nothing to do with Power Automate internals. Power Automate uses WDL expressions...official documentation here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/logic-apps/workflow-definition-language-functions-reference

 

Hope this helps

 

 



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...an ewok scapes from the stormtroopers.

Be grateful, Thumbs up! Save the Galaxy for free!


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Proud to be a Flownaut!



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@PietroAFarias No No you do not need to learn PHP(In fact you don't even need to be a developer).

 

Have a look at the link provided by @efialttes  and just go to youtube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=power+automate+expressions 

 

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!

 

 

PietroAFarias
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Fantastic.

Thank you very much for the answers, @CFernandes  and @efialttes .

I have great expertise in Power Bi and I want to start learning about Power Automate. I picked up some tips on YouTube but are looking for exactly this documentation to help me understand how these functions work.

Both helped me considerably.

I am glad that our inputs helped 🙂 Cheers...

 

 

 

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