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Power Automate Fundamentals # 9: Usage of uriPath Function in Power Automate

Power Automate Fundamentals # 9: Usage of uriPath Function in Power Automate

Introduction:

In Power Automate, one common scenario is to get the path after the host which will allow to configure url’s easily between environments automatically. uriPath function is used to extract path after host in power automate.

Step 1:

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

Usage of uriPath in Power Automate Figure1.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 uriPath in Power Automate Figure2.jpg

Step 3:

After Step 2, name the flow as uriPath to hold Website url we must click on + New Step and Choose compose operation and provide the following

step name as Compose - Website Address

Inputs : https://venkatasubbaraopolisetty.com/2021/08/20/power-automate-fundamentals-8-usage-of-urihost-funct...

And click on save as shown in the below figure.

Usage of uriPath in Power Automate Figure3.jpg

Step 4:

After Step 3, click on + New Step and Choose compose operation and provide the following

step name as Compose – uriPath Function

and click on Inputs  and in the down window click on Expression tab and see for uriPath

uriPath (uri: string)

and provide value as 

uriPath(outputs('Compose_-_Web_Site_Address'))

And click on ok/Update as shown in the below figure.

Usage of uriPath in Power Automate Figure4.jpg

Step 5:

After Step 4, Test and run the flow and see the desired result the path after host returned as shown in the below figure.

Usage of uriPath in Power Automate Figure5.jpg

 

Note:

  1. Make sure to save and run the flow whenever you try expressions.
  2. MS documentation is found at here
  3. If path doesn't have a value, return the "/" character.
  4. Also this function will return the path excluding query values .
  5. If both path and query values required, then use uriPathAndQuery.

Conclusion: In this way we can extract path that is present after the host name in Power Automate flow.

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