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Power Automate Fundamentals # 25: Usage of Int Function in Power Automate

Power Automate Fundamentals # 25: Usage of Int Function in Power Automate

 

Introduction:

In Power Automate, at times we must work on strings which have integer values. We can use Int function in power automate to convert string value to integer and perform related operations. As an example, a small use case to increment age of a person post conversion of string value to integer value.

 

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 Int 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 Int in Power Automate Figure 2.jpg

Step 3:

After Step 2, name flow as Int Function and take initialize variable and name it as Set string value of Age with the following fields

Name :  Age

Type :  String

Value : 30

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Int in Power Automate Figure 3.jpg

 

Step 4:

After Step 3, take compose function and name it as Convert Age to Int Value and provide input value under expression tab

int(value:string)

and provide value as

int(variables('Age'))

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

Usage of Int in Power Automate Figure 4.jpg

Step 5:

After Step 4, take another compose function and name it as Increment Age by 1 year and provide the input post selection of Expression tab and provide

Value: add(outputs('Convert_Age_to_Int_Value'),1)

And click on Ok/Update and save the flow as shown in the below figure

Usage of Int in Power Automate Figure 5.jpg

 

Step 6:

After Step 5, save and run the flow and observe the result

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Int 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 use int function so that simple calculations can be performed on the given string value.

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