Convert Your Common Data Service Power Automate Flows to Run as Azure Logic Apps

Imagine a situation where you have created a Power Automate Flow, and you want to convert it to an Azure Logic App so you can take advantage of the Azure Logic App features. Let’s look at how to do this with a Common Data Service example. There are a couple of “gotchas” we will note. First, let’s create a simple Power Automate Flow. Our flow will do the following – … Continue reading Convert Your Common Data Service Power Automate Flows to Run as Azure Logic Apps

Make Your Common Data Service Transactions Atomic Using ChangeSets in Power Automate Flows

A new feature in the Common Data Service (Current Environment) connector for Power Automate Flows is the ability to use transactions when performing some platform operations. In this post, we will look at how to use these changeset transactions, which is useful if you need to ensure your create/update/deletes are atomic, meaning if one transaction fails, they all fail, and if one succeeds, they all succeed. This is also useful … Continue reading Make Your Common Data Service Transactions Atomic Using ChangeSets in Power Automate Flows

How to Create Trigger and Run Power Automate Flows in Dynamics 365 and Power Apps

Power Automate Flows have tight integration capabilities with Dynamics 365 and Power Apps. In this post, we will look at how to create a Power Automate Flow that will be used in a Power App / Dynamics 365. We will look at the various options of how to run these flows, including running them on demand in Dynamics 365 / Power Apps and having them trigger on events. First, let’s look … Continue reading How to Create Trigger and Run Power Automate Flows in Dynamics 365 and Power Apps

Difference between Instant, Automated and Scheduled Flows in Power Automate and How to Change the Type

Power Automate contains different types of flows. The difference between these flows is how they are run. Let’s look at the different types and the difference in triggering these to run. Go to https://flow.microsoft.com and click on Create. We see there are 3 options of flow types: Automated Instant Scheduled Let’s create one of each to see the differences. Automated Flows These run when an event triggers the flow to run. For … Continue reading Difference between Instant, Automated and Scheduled Flows in Power Automate and How to Change the Type

How to Refresh Multiple Power BI Datasets using Power Automate and the Power BI API

This post comes from a question following on from my Refresh a Power BI Dataset with a Button post which I shared on LinkedIn. The question was, “I wanted to refresh more than one data set in the power bi pro”. You could do this by building out multiple buttons, or you could do this by performing multiple actions within a single flow. You could also do this by calling the … Continue reading How to Refresh Multiple Power BI Datasets using Power Automate and the Power BI API

How to Authenticate and Use the Power BI API inside Power Automate

The Power BI API contains several useful pieces of functionality if you need to do interact with Power BI at a lower API level. Power Automate provides great automation features, and it’s only natural we would want to use the two together. Power Automate does have a Power BI connector, but we can get right to the Power BI API to unlock more features as well. Let’s look at how … Continue reading How to Authenticate and Use the Power BI API inside Power Automate

Refresh a Power BI Dataset with a Button Using the Power Automate Mobile App

In this post, we will look at how to refresh a Power BI dataset using the Power Automate (Flow) mobile app. We previously looked at how to refresh a Power BI Dataset using a Power Apps Canvas App. When using Power Automate, it’s even easier. First, log into Power Automate at https://flow.microsoft.com/. Create a new Instant – from blank Flow: Give the flow a name, e.g. Manually Refresh Power BI Dataset. … Continue reading Refresh a Power BI Dataset with a Button Using the Power Automate Mobile App

Deploying Microsoft Power Automate Flows from One Environment to Another

In this post, we will look at how to deploy Microsoft Automate Flows from one environment to another. Let’s say we have a Flow we have created in our Development environment and we want to deploy it to our Production environment. In our Development environment, we have a flow called “Power Virtual Agent Flow Template”, which we happened to create from a Power Virtual Agent bot. This flow is in … Continue reading Deploying Microsoft Power Automate Flows from One Environment to Another

Microsoft Flow becomes Power Automate and other Cool Features from Microsoft Ignite 2019

As announced in at the Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando, FL, Microsoft Flow will now be known as Power Automate. The rebranding moves the product in line with the Microsoft Power Platform, which consists of PowerApps, Power BI and now (formerly Flow) Power Automate. Microsoft has been describing the Power Platform as a way to “analyze, act, and automate” data and processes, so it’s not a huge surprise that … Continue reading Microsoft Flow becomes Power Automate and other Cool Features from Microsoft Ignite 2019

Calling a Microsoft Flow from Dynamics 365 and PowerApps using JavaScript

In our previous post, we send a POST request to a Microsoft Flow. We showed how to do this using the Postman application. Let’s now run this from Dynamics 365 / PowerApps. On our Account page, we have a field called Partner Ranking. We see the ranking for the current account is set to 7: Now let’s say we want to post a message to a Microsoft Teams channel when … Continue reading Calling a Microsoft Flow from Dynamics 365 and PowerApps using JavaScript