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Power Automate Fundamentals # 19: Usage of Addition Function in Power Automate

Power Automate Fundamentals # 19: Usage of Addition Function in Power Automate

 

Introduction:

In Power Automate, at times we need to perform Addition arithmetic operations so that we can get easily desired result. As an example, let us see how to calculate total age of  2 persons with the help of Addition function.

 

Step 1:

Login to the required Power Apps environment using URL make.powerapps.com by providing username and password and click on Flows on the left-hand side as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Addition in Power Automate Figure 1.jpg

Step 2:

After Step 1, Click on New Flow and select instant cloud flow and provide the trigger as Manually trigger a flow and click on Create as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Addition in Power Automate Figure 2.jpg

Step 3:

After Step 2, Add a parallel branch and in one part name flow as Addition Function and take initialize variable action and provide step name it as Set First Person Age and then provide the inputs as in one side

 

Name : First Person Age

Type : Integer

Value : 30

 

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Addition in Power Automate Figure 3.jpg

Step 4:

After Step 3, in other side of parallel branch take initialize variable action and provide step name it as Set Second Person Age and then provide the inputs as in one side

 

Name : Second Person Age

Type : Integer

Value : 40

 

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Addition in Power Automate Figure 4.jpg

 

Step 5:

After Step 4, now take compose action and name it as Get Total Age of Two Persons and provide the following inputs as below with add function and it expects the following syntax

 

add(summand_1: number, summand_2: number)

 

and provide

 

add(variables('First Person Age'),variables('Second Person Age'))

 

and click on update/ok as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Addition in Power Automate Figure 5.jpg

Step 6:

After Step 5, now test and run flow and observe result

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Addition in Power Automate Figure 6.jpg

 

Note:

  1. Make sure to save and run the flow whenever you try expressions.
  2. MS documentation is found at here

Conclusion: In this way we can easily perform arithmetic operations like Addition to achieve simple requirement in Power Automate flow.

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