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Power Automate Fundamentals # 26: Usage of XML Function in Power Automate

Power Automate Fundamentals # 26: Usage of XML Function in Power Automate

 

Introduction:

In Power Automate, at times we must work on strings which have XML values. We can use XML function in power automate to convert string value to XML and perform related operations. As an example, notification xml string is used here to send notification to required person.

 

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 XML in Power Automate Figure 2.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 XML in Power Automate Figure 1.jpg

Step 3:

After Step 2, name flow as XML Function and take initialize variable and name it as Set XMLString variable with XML with the following fields

Name :  XMLString

Type :  String

Value :

<notification>

<to>Venkat</to>

<from>AdminTeam</from>

<heading>Welcome Message </heading>

<body>Welcome onboard </body>

</notification>

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of XML in Power Automate Figure 3.jpg

 

Step 4:

After Step 3, take compose function and name it as Covert XMLString variable to XML and provide input value under expression tab

xml(value:string)

and provide value as

xml(variables('XMLString'))

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

Usage of XML in Power Automate Figure 4.jpg

 

 

Step 5:

After Step 4, save and run the flow and observe the result

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of XML in Power Automate Figure 5.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 xml function so that provided xml string can be converted to required xml in power automate easily.

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