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Flow from PowerApps: Getting the Variable Names Correct

In PowerApps, you can create a flow associated with your App. This a very powerful and easy way to extend the functionality of your PowerApp.


When you create your flow, it gives you the ability to send in inputs from your PowerApp, but it also tries to choose the name for you. So here is a simple tick to get your name of your variables right.




Create a blank PowerApp


On the menu, click Action and Flows


Now, Create a new flow


In our flow, add a simple Compose action


 Now for the inputs, choose Ask in PowerApps


 The input has been named "Compose_Inputs", which is probably not what you want.


So, heres the trick:


In the expression box, type "triggerBody()['customname'] - where custom name is the name you would like to assign  to the input.


Save the worflow, and exit it. Then when you edit it again, you will see it will collect the input from PowerApps with the name you have given it



I'm looking forward for more integration between PowerApps and Flow

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