In my last article, we read about Microsoft Power Apps and its new functionality available for us developers and for our end-users. Power Apps is the future of Office 365 and with various other connections where flow through power apps will make process just a click process.
What is Flow?
You can create an automated workflow between your apps and services to get notifications or to synchronize files, collect data, and many more functionalities.
Flows will be the new Workflows, which we are using through SharePoint Designer or through other third party workflow tool. Now, flow will be a part of them, providing the automotive solutions to all the task or processes.
Whether it's a complex multi-step process or a simple one-step task, flows will improve the effectiveness, productivity, and performance of the process assisting all the end users to get the benefits.
Let’s see, how we can create one
Click on "Create a flow" button on the corner.
On one click, you are ready to create a flow.
You can either create a blank flow or choose from the following templates as you can see on the screen.
Choose a blank form for now.
Click on it.
You will see the screen below to choose the action from a variety list of services and products.
As for us, we will choose Office 365 SharePoint Sites service and use flow to create a process in SharePoint.
We selected “SharePoint- When a file is created” as a trigger to our flow.
Sign in to your SharePoint to connect flows to your site.
Once connected, provide a site url.Once you enter the site url, it will fetch all the lists in the drop down below.
Choose the list where the flow will trigger on flow.
Click on New step.
You can choose what should happen when a new item is created in the SharePoint list.
a. You can either choose an action or
b. A condition
We will create an action.
Click on Add an action.
When you click on action, it will allow choosing actions from a list of services.We will use “Twitter – Post a tweet”.
This is something amazing which you will see.
We will use the list’s title field as the content of the Tweet by using the column value as per the screen above.
Once done, click on create and the flow will be created.
Go to the SharePoint List “”Dev Testing” and create an item.
Provide tweet content on the Title field.
Once you save the flow will create a tweet on your twitter account as per the screen below.
Happy Tweeting !!
Isn’t Flow in Power Apps amazing? There is more to come in my other articles.
Keep reading & keep learning!