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Super User

How to use dynamic folder mapping to determine whether a folder exists or not?

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CFernandes
Level: Powered On

Microsoft Forms provides us with a quick and easy way to create surveys, quiz’s etc.  Recently, Microsoft even improved it’s Form product by adding the “File Upload” question type to Forms.  Even with this improvement though, Microsoft Forms big downside remains.

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Jcook
Level 10

Have you ever noticed that Power Automate will sneak in that 'Apply to each loop' even though you are only expecting a single value.

For example this can happen whenever you are using a Action that 'Lists' items, folders, fields, etc.

In this example I will be showing how to get a User ID in CDS with the users Full Name.

Tease Pic 1.pngBypass the Apply to each loop that automatically gets added

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Microsoft Krishna92
Microsoft

Build a flow for sending multiple attachments in single approval request.

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Nickytvv
Level: Power Up

In this blog series I will set apart all the steps needed to get this demo up and running on your own. I will use the text in this post, as well as screenshots and videos explaining it step by step. So, if you're already (somewhat) familiar with Forms, Power Automate and/or Power BI streaming datasets, feel free to go directly to the videos and start building your own demo right away. Otherwise, keep reading and eventually you'll come across all the resources, as well.

 

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Administrator
Administrator

On February 15th, 2020 the global community of Power Platform enthusiasts will be getting together across more than 40 cities to learn about the latest in Power Platform technologies. This FREE event includes content related to Power Apps, Power BI, Power Virtual Agents and Power Automate! Click in to learn more!

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Administrator
Administrator

Our business applications community is growing, so we needed a different venue, resulting in a new date and location for the Microsoft Business Applications Summit May 6–7, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. We hope to see you there!

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Super User
Super User

Scenario:

You have a triggered action that you wish to alert a user about. However, you only want to alert them the first time the action happens every day. You do not know when the triggered action will occur during the day, if at all, and the alert must be sent immediately.

 

Solution:

In order to achieve this we make use of the Flow Management actions to automatically turn our flow off after the first execution and then back on again at a scheduled time of day.

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sharonsumner
Level: Powered On

One of the best things about working within the community is to see the fantastic solutions you deploy into your workplace. Well now I'd like to challenge you to share those ideas. Take part in the first Power Platform Community Challenge - an event run by the community, for the community. 

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nagaraja2026
Level: Powered On

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Any CDS trigger or action requires a connection to CDS environment.

While adding connection, we can choose to sign in with individual user account or Service Principal.

If we choose to sign in with individual user , CDS action runs in that user context and in auditing it shows as the user performed that action.

It may cause problems in some scenarios like audit checks/troubleshooting.

So better way to do it is sign in with service principal / application user. By creating service principal, we are indirectly creating an identification for the flow.

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nagaraja2026
Level: Powered On

Have you ever thought of terminating power automate/flow if condition is not met?

Recently I have come across this scenario and I used ‘Terminate’ control to achieve this.

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nagaraja2026
Level: Powered On

Recently, I have come across a requirement to update business process stage automatically on update of status field.

The status field is updated by external users via PowerApps Portal.

We can achieve this many ways . Writing custom code can be an option . But I thought of using Power Automate. ( Microsoft Flow is renamed to Power Automate ).

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prashantshukla
Level: Powered On

Hello Readers

In this post I will take you through the setup required to run a UI Flow (Robotic Process Automation) RPA. Now you might not need it if you running your flow manually and it is not triggered by a button, event etc.

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nagaraja2026
Level: Powered On

As part of 2019 release wave 2,Microsoft has recently announced that Change Set feature has been added to the Power Automate designer so that users can replace classic Common Data Service workflows that previously needed atomic transactions.

 

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Super User
Super User

Trigger Conditions in Power Automate were a great addition released in mid-2019. They are designed to stop your Flow (Automation) from running if the conditions are not met. But what is the easiest way to ensure that my condition is going work? Read to find out...

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ZePowerDiver
Level 8

In this article, you will learn the details of how I've managed to work around some of the current restrictions that don't allow some integrations of Power Automate flows in a Power Apps canvas app.

I've recently added a Solution package in the Power Apps Gallery for a sample License Plate Reader.

Since the Power Automate flow uses AI Builder's text recognition Predict action, it requires to be in a solution (since it's part of the CDS - Current environment connector). From that point on, the Canvas app that I use to capture the image to be analyzed cannot run that flow, because it's a known limitation that Canvas app triggered flows are not available in solutions.

That is why I've used a CDS entity and related trigger as a workaround to process the image via a flow and then display the result back in the app.

Get the know-how by reading on!

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ZePowerDiver
Level 8

In this article, you will learn the details of how I've managed to extract the most predominant text from an image.

I've recently added a Solution package in the Power Apps Gallery for a sample License Plate Reader.

In the Power Automate flow that uses AI Builder's text recognition that is part of that solution, I have a part that processes the text and extracts only the biggest portion of the results.

Get the know-how by reading on!

 

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nagaraja2026
Level: Powered On

What is Degree of Parallelism ?

The number of loop iterations that can run at the same time, or in parallel.

Degree of Parallelism in Power Automate?

Lets take a scenario of updating child records on update of parent record. One of the most used controls is ‘Apply Each’ which is used to process a list of items.

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siddharth_v
Level: Powered On

In this article, we will learn how to update multi-values with the people picker field in Power Automate or MS flow. Updating a multi-value people picker field in MS flow or power automate is a little tricky, and recently a friend came to me for help on this. After lots of trial and error, I was finally able to manage to update the multi-value people picker field. Let us see how to achieve this.

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PowerBack19
Level 8

So, you may asking, “Why don’t you just use the Word Templates already in Dynamics 365?” That’s a great question. But, here is the scenario:

I needed a way to generate a dynamic Word document using a template, but I wanted the generated document converted to PDF, stored in SharePoint and accessible within Dynamics 365.

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pladavm
Level 8

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2020 LAUNCH FOR PERTH AUSTRALIA MS POWER AUTOMATE USER GROUP
2020 is already shaping up to be an amazing year. I am excited to be hosting the Microsoft Power Automate User Group Perth Australia every month. 
If you are from Perth or visiting Perth and what to learn & connect with other local Power Automators please join our group.
https://www.meetup.com/msautomate/

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sharonsumner
Level: Powered On

A little while ago I wrote an article about To-Do, it’s had a massive response so I thought I'd follow up and delve a little deeper into the current Power Automate (formerly Flow) relationship that is there today and where I see this going.

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

The blog walks you through how you can export items from a gallery into a CSV using Power Automate with a OneDrive for Business connection.

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prashantshukla
Level: Powered On

Hello readers! This blog article is to help fellow consultants to start their journey on Power Automate. We all know how easy it is to create a flow! (Watch #TGIF Episode 2 here, if not already).

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Administrator
Administrator

Automate the repetitive task if you have a OneDrive folder full of templated resumes and you want to copy each candidate’s name and contact from a well-defined field to an Excel file. First, create a flow that automatically goes through every resume in the folder. Next, add UI flows to your primary flow to record the steps you usually take to transfer data between the two types of files. Finally, run the flow to copy data from Word to Excel for every resume in your OneDrive folder automatically. This is an example to demonstrate the recording experience between two different types of files.

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Administrator
Administrator

Automate the repetitive task if you want to convert all the legacy XLS files in one of your SharePoint document libraries to XLSX files. First, create a flow that automatically goes through every file in the library. Next, add UI flows to your primary flow that replays the steps you usually take to convert a single file. Finally, run the flow to convert every file in your library automatically.

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ZePowerDiver
Level 8

With AI Builder's prebuilt models you don't need to gather data, train and publish your own models. All you need is to know what they are and how to use them. In this article you'll get an overview of the components available in PowerApps and Microsoft Flow.

 

There's no need to setup Azure Cognitive Services, just take advantage of the locode Power Platform and instantly recognize text language, detect sentiment of a message, get key phrases out of a document and much more.

 

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siddharth_v
Level: Powered On

In this article, we will learn how to perform various SharePoint Group operations like create group, assign permissions to groups, and add users to a group in Microsoft Flow. As there is no SharePoint connector available to perform group operations in Microsoft Flow, we will be using different REST APIs. 

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Super User
Super User

In this blog, I will explain how to call an API (Application Programming Interface) using Microsoft Flow. Here I will be using the NASA API for Astronomy picture of the day (APOD). The plan is to retrieve the picture of the day using the API and store in a SharePoint document library.

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