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#TGIF Quick Tip on UI Flows (Power Automate, renaming a UI flow)

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This quick tip is part of my Thank God it’s Flow #TGIF series. There are two tips in this post:

  1. Renaming your UI flow
  2. Modifying and removing connections

Renaming your UI Flow: For general flows you just hit on the pencil/edit button and can rename them by clicking on the name at the top as shown below:

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This doesn’t work for UI Flows. Instead you have to click on the name and the click the edit button shown in the screenshot below:

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Modifying and removing connections: 

All connections are available under Data on the left navigation. So if you reach maximum connection limit and are thinking how to delete/remove one. Here is the place. Just click on the ellipses (…) and select an option

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#TGIF Episode 6: UI Flows (RPA) in Power Automate (Both desktop & web app)

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In this episode we will learn about the business use cases of robotic process automation or UI Flows. If you want to learn about setting up UI flows, please read this post https://diyd365.com/2019/12/11/everything-you-need-to-run-a-ui-flow-power-automate

We will look at both desktop and web app.

I have taken two business scenarios:

  1. Automation Testing of Dynamics 365– As a functional consultant and business user, we always perform unit testing manually. So I will demonstrate a scenario where we can automate it with the help of UI Flows. Our test scenario is; As a salesperson, I must be able to login to MS Dynamics 365 with office credentials and be able to create a customer/account.
  2. MYOB AccountRight integration with Dynamics 365– As a functional consultant and business user I don’t know a straight forward integration between MYOB and Dynamics 365. So I will demonstrate that whenever you create an invoice in Dynamics 365, UI Flow will create a customer and then invoice in MYOB AccountRight.

Video here:

I hope both my scenarios add some value to your business and daily work life. You can obviously extend it to any level.

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#TGIF Episode 5: Business Process Flows in Power Automate

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In this episode we will try to understand all about  Business Process Flows (BPFs). Let’s first look at types of Flow available in Power Automate:

  • Flow
    • Team Flow (when you share a flow)
  • Business Process Flow
    • Immersive
    • Non-Immersive/Original/Old
  • UI Flow (RPA)

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What are Business Process Flows?

Business process flows provide a guide for people to get work done. They provide a streamlined user experience that leads people through the processes their organization has defined for interactions that need to be advanced to a conclusion of some kind. This user experience can be tailored so that people with different security roles can have an experience that best suits the work they do.

Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customerengagement/on-premises/customize/business-process-flows-overview

Immersive vs Original/Non-Immersive

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Creating Business Process Flows for Model Driven Apps

BPF in Dynamics 365 Part I

BPF in Dynamics 365 Part II

Adding BPFs in a Model Driven App

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/model-driven-apps/add-edit-app-components

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#TGIF Episode 2: Building Your First Flow

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In this episode, we will deep dive into Power Automate and will create our first flow. We are also going to see different types of flows available within Power Automate. We will look at the following scenario to create our flow:

Scenario: Assign Territory to a customer based on the ‘Address 1: ZIP/Postal Code’ field in CDS/D365. (Address 1: ZIP/Postal Code is a text field)

Out of the box what’s available: Territories are related to ‘postal codes’ as 1: N relationship. Both Territory and Postal Code are available OOTB in CDS/D365. But on Account form, ZIP/Postal Code is a text field so how do we perform this action without any coding efforts.

Solution before Power Automate (MS Flow): If flow wasn’t there, we would have to create a plugin which will trigger post-operation/ record creation and check the value of ‘Address 1: ZIP/Postal Code’ in the data table of Postal Code and then pick up a related territory to update that territory on account form and the efforts required to that plugin would not be less than 4 hours.

Solution after Power Automate: Thank God it’s Flow! with the help of flow you can achieve the results in 5 minutes or less.

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#TGIF Episode 1: Getting Started With Microsoft Flow

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In this episode of TGIF, we are going to see that how you and me can start our Flow journey. This is a short episodes and will cover the following:

  1. Licensing
  2. Sign up
  3. Start page
    • Enter a process name
    • Check templates
  4. Check out the mobile app
  5. Have you got the reason to use Flows yet?

I have covered licensing very briefly but there’s a lot of history and details about MS Flow licensing here by Jussi: https://jussiroine.com/2019/01/the-comprehensive-licensing-guide-to-microsoft-flow-and-powerapps/

or you can visit https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/?currency=AUD for more details

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New Series #TGIF, Thank God It’s Flow

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Thanks for your support!

As promised, I am coming up with a new series #TGIF. It took some time to decide upon a name. I will be releasing episodes every friday starting 8th November 2019. Today is just the teaser and my thoughts.

In this series we will be covering everything flow mainly the following:

  • Working with Flow
  • Most common queries/filters
  • No code only
  • When and how
  • Integration scenarios
  • Business use cases
  • All about flow and everything about flow except coding

Do watch the teaser here:

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The Master is here for the Brisbane PowerApps and Flow User Group

Hello QLDers

I am really excited to give you a heads-up that in next month’s User Group, we will have the master himself presenting.

Did you guess it yet? it’s Charles Sterling 🙂

Linkedin here

Twitter here

Following is what he’s going to talk about (Still in discussion):

  1. PowerApps AI Builder
  2. Integrating PowerApps and Power BI

For more details visit the power users website here.

We will publish the agenda and venue soon on ‘Brisbane PowerApps & Flow User Group‘ website and Meetup Group

Make sure to RSVP as soon as you can because seats would be limited.

If you’re not from QLD and visiting Brisbane towards the end of November 2019, make sure to join the group and let us know if you’re interested in attending.

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