In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create an automated flow in Microsoft Power Automate, add connections to it, and edit it using the available templates. If you’re only a basic user of Power Automate, you’re not going to get certified. You’ll just be able to use it for personal tasks, and not for your business.
With that said, it’s vital to learn how to create flows from the available templates as everything you really need is within the templates category.
Creating An Automated Flow From Template
For this example, we’ll use a template with Twitter, and do some complicated examples with it. Let’s choose the “Send an email for new Tweets about a certain keyword” template.
As we can see, this flow template is set to send us an email every time there’s a tweet about a keyword that we are interested in.
So, if your business makes water bottles, you can basically set up a flow where if anybody tweets anything about water bottles, you’ll receive an email.
Adding Connections To An Automated Flow
Let’s now start setting up our flow template using Power . First, we need to connect the Mail application, which we’ve already done here.
Then, let’s connect it to Twitter by clicking the plus sign.
Let’s enter our Twitter account username and password to authorize Microsoft Power Platform.
After that, it will send a confirmation code to our email. Look for that confirmation code and enter it in the input box. Then, click the Submit button.
It will now have a checkmark, which means that we have successfully connected our Twitter account to our automated flow.
Now that we’re done connecting our Twitter, let’s click the Continue button.
It will then display the flow diagram of this flow template.
Editing The Parameters For The Flow
Based on this flow diagram, the flow will be triggered once a new tweet appears. It will then search on that tweet for a particular search text. This is basically the keyword that we will set. That search text could be a text like “happy hour”, a hashtag, or a from: name. For example, let’s use “Power Automate” as the search text or keyword.
The next one is for getting the user’s information such as their username. We don’t have to change it for now as we just want to get the username of the person who tweeted it.
The last parameter is for sending an email to an email address with the Subject and Body, and with the variables that have been set.
Let’s change the *To field to our own email address.
We don’t need to change the Subject for now because the Tweet text variable is the text content of the tweet that we needed. On the other hand, the Name variable is the name of the person who tweeted it.
The Body will give us more information about the variables that are currently added.
Let’s click the Flow checker to check for any errors.
If there are no errors, click the Save button.
Let’s then go to the My flows page. We can now see our flow in this list.
In this blog post, we discussed how we can easily create an automated flow in Microsoft Power Automate. We’ve created a complicated flow using one of the available templates in Power Automate. We’ve also discussed how we can add multiple connections to our flow.
Hence, it’s important to learn how to create automated flows in Power Automate because they can replace manual and complex processes that take up too much of our time.
All the best,
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