Welcome to the new Flow Community Blog!

by Community Administrator on ‎05-15-2017 01:16 PM - last edited on ‎01-11-2018 01:24 PM by Community Manager

Hello, Flow Community!

It's my pleasure to announce the launch of the Microsoft Flow Community blog, a platform for you to share your ideas, insights, and experiences.

What should I post on the Community Blog?
We want to hear what's got you thinking about Flow and enterprise workflow, from opinion pieces on the latest industry trends, to helpful tips and how-tos for your fellow Flow users, to "trip reports" from your local Microsoft event.

Who's reading my posts?
The Flow Community Blog is visited by hundreds of your peers every day. It's a place that brings together both experts and new users for Flow (and related programs like PowerApps and Power BI), mobile application design, and people who just love cutting edge technology. Your posts will be read by your colleagues, visionaries in your field, and us here at Microsoft. Your audience is ready and waiting to hear what you have to say!

How do I get started?
The first step is to message @anhthuch4ng with a rough title for your post and a couple of sentences to describe your topic. (You can change these later.) She will get you set up to create a draft of your post, so you can see exactly what it will look like to readers. Whenever you're done writing, let her know and she can set a date to publish.

We want you to share your story in your own words, but please note that your posts may be edited for spelling and punctuation, or in the rare case where there may be legal or business concerns. Microsoft has the right to not publish any draft (although that's unlikely to happen).

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, and I can't wait to read your posts!

by MarkSpencerX01
on ‎09-13-2017 05:36 AM

I'm building a Flow to check if a "Lead" exists in Dynamics 365 and then create the "Lead" if not present else update the "Lead". I receive the "Lead" data in JSON format and if I use just "Create a new record"; then successfully able to create it. However, it does not implicitly checks for the existence of the "Lead" in Dynamics 365. So, I tried to create a validation stage by adding "List records" action.

Now the problem is that I'm not able to define the filter query I tried the ODATA format "emailaddress1 eq user@tt.com"; but none of the form is working.

It would be helpful, if someone can share the actual format of defining the "Filter Condition"

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