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r96359
Helper IV
Helper IV

Can Power Automate share variables with Power Automate Desktop?

I have an RPA that looks for specific emails, and manipulates attachments.

I use PAD to move data from attachments to excel. I need to pass the Power Automate email FROM variable to PAD so I can write that to excel.

 

How can variables be passed to Power Automate Desktop from Power Automate?

I have found documentation how PAD variables can be passed to PA but not the other way around.

Am I missing something simple?

 

Thanks!

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Henrik_M
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You have to define the Input Variable in PAD and save the desktop flow. Afterwards, the Run a flow built with PA will have input field where you can insert your variables 🙂

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Contact support to find out what's wrong ^^

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Henrik_M
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

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Afterwards, it will be available in the Cloud Flow.

@Henrik_M I found that as well.

What I am looking for is how a PA variable can be passed to PAD, not the other way around.

How can variables be passed to PAD from PA?

Thanks

@Henrik_M Is correct. First you setup the PAD to accept the incoming external variables. Then you go  to the flow step in your Cloud Flow that calls that PAD and you will see those variables. Then you tell PAD to populate the values of those variables with whatever you need.

Hi Josh, Thanks! I will investigate then mark solution for @Henrik_M .

@joshd111 Is there any documentation on this? I couldn't find anything. Thx!


What I am looking for is how a PA variable can be passed to PAD, not the other way around.

How can variables be passed to PAD from PA?


 

Your post is nonsense, friend 🤔

Maybe I'm asking this the wrong way. 

I am trying to pull dynamic content from Power Automate. Specifically from "When a new email arrives v3" "From" so that I can use that "From" within the following Power Automate Desktop routine.

I assumed that would be called a variable but I guess I am wrong. My apologies.

@Henrik_M , @joshd111 

 

I created a variable in Power Automate called emailFrom and set the value to dynamic content "From".

I saved that and am looking at the Power Automate Desktop embedded solution and I do not see that the emailFrom variable has been passed as an Input variable from Power Automate. Am I not understanding this correctly?

 

Thank you

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Henrik_M
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

You have to define the Input Variable in PAD and save the desktop flow. Afterwards, the Run a flow built with PA will have input field where you can insert your variables 🙂

@Henrik_M , @joshd111 

I set up the input variable in PAD, saved PAD, but now cannot find the variable within dynamic content in PA?

I'm assuming that I need to see it in PA so I can set the value to transfer that value back to PAD. What am I missing? Thanks

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Contact support to find out what's wrong ^^

@Henrik_M 

I found the issue. Even thought I saved PAD and PA flows, the variable wasn't being recognized due to loss of connection to the on prem data gateway. Once I re-selected the connection on the PAD flow action in PA everything was fine.

 

Thanks for the help as well @joshd111 

 

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VaibhavB
Regular Visitor

Hey @r96359  Thanks. For posting this question.  I was really fed up with the variables.

r96359
Helper IV
Helper IV

You're welcome! Lack of documentation for process made it a bit illogical for me. 

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