Create a button flow to run routine tasks by simply tapping a button. Customize your flow by allowing the user to provide specific details that will be used when the flow runs. This topic walks you through creating a button flow that takes input from the user and then running the button flow, highlighting how to provide the user input.
In this example, you'll create two custom input fields (Bug repro steps and Bug severity) so that anyone who uses this flow can enter the steps to reproduce the bug and rate the bug's severity:
In this walk-through, you'll use the mobile app for Power Automate to run the button flow you just created. You'll provide all the user input that's needed to create a bug with a title, a description, repro steps, and a severity level.
You can use Power Automate to create logic that performs one or more tasks when an event occurs in a canvas app. For example, configure a button so that, when a user selects it, an item is created in a list created using Microsoft Lists, an email or meeting request is sent, a file is added to the cloud, or all of these. You can configure any control in the app to start the flow, which continues to run even if you close Power Apps.
In this section, you'll create a flow using Power Automate that creates an item in a list using the input value for the list column from an app created using Power Apps. You'll create the app that uses this flow in the next section.
In this section, you'll learn about creating an app using Power Apps that uses the flow created in the earlier section. The app uses text entered in a text box when the button is selected to trigger the flow to create an item in the selected list.
Adding flow to the selected control or component clears out any existing formula for the chosen property. For example, when you add a flow to a button's OnSelect property that has a complex formula, the flow addition clears out this formula. Ensure you make a copy of the formula before adding the flow. However, this behavior is different when adding flow with Power Automate pane enabled. More information: Reference a flow
In this formula, FlowInApp is the name of the flow you added using Power Automate. The .Run specifies the flow to execute. The flow executes with TextInput1 text input control added to this canvas, with the value entered in this text box (.Text).
In other words, when this button is selected, the app will run the flow with the value from the text input control, passing the text value to the flow to execute. And the flow will create the list item with this text input value along with rest of the selection inside the flow configuration.
Now that you've created a sample app that runs a flow and adds item inside a list, you can create more complex applications that interact with Power Automate and manipulate data inside various data sources.
Choice is a resource type and it is only available in Screen flow, and it can only be used in the specific inputs on a Screen component, namely Checkbox Group, Radio Buttons, Picklist, Multi-Select Picklist, and Dependent Picklists. (What to learn about all the inputs on Screen component? Check here)
Screen Flow is the only flow type that can be used to collect or display data in Salesforce. There are many input components that you can put on a screen. Besides the simple ones like text, number, or date, there are some input components that let the user select a value from the defined choices. Radio buttons, picklists, and checkbox groups can be used for this purpose. Unlike picklist fields that we know from the objects, these selection components can display records as choices too. So that it is possible to ask the user to select a record from a list. These selection components support multi-selection as well (multi-select picklist and checkbox group), which means that users can select more than one value from a list of choices. When the user selects only one record, then the screen component stores the value that you defined. So that you can use the selected value in your flow. However, when the user selects more than one choice, screen component stores all the selected values in a single variable. Since it is a variable of selected values separated with semicolon, it is not possible to loop through the selected choices, you have to convert it to a collection variable.
This is the end of the steps to convert the selected choices to a text collection variable. After this last step, you can continue your flow with any action that you want to perform. Since you have a collection now, you can iterate over the items.
You can build an autolaunched flow that receives a text variable and converts it to a text collection variable using these steps. Then, whenever you want to convert the selected choices to a text collection variable, just call this autolaunched flow as a subflow. Pass the text variable as the input and get the text collection variable as the output. By doing this, you won't need to perform these steps in every flow.
Add the subflow element to the canvas, select this autolaunched flow, pass your text variable (in this case it is Deleted_Accounts) as an input. Manually assign the output value of the flow to your text collection variable (in this case it is FinalList).
I have a SharePoint flow starting with a For a selected item trigger with a text input containing a drop-down list of inputs. I would like to capture the user's selection from that list to compose a string, but I've been unsuccessful. I've tried the following expression based on the Peek Code for the trigger (shown below), but it's not working. What expression should I use in Compose to capture text input selection as an output?
For example, third-party payment options that direct users to the third-party site will require an explicit description of the following third-party flow along with customized primary button naming see below.
In the single column radio button interface used at AllPosters, most users spent a disproportionate amount of attention (shown here with eye-tracking gaze plot data) focusing on the 4 alternative payment methods despite the fact that they had already inputted their credit card data, and despite none of them opting for any of the alternative methods. Note how a single column radio button interface with a default selection will often make the remaining options seem like a separate selection.
However, during mobile testing in particular explanations of third-party payment flows were generally absent, making it difficult for users to know beforehand what would happen when they selected a third-party option.
As one item can be shipped to different locations, List 1 has one to many relationship with List 2. I have a trigger a flow button in List 1 to create a shipping list item in List 2, with following details:
If you need to generate a new automated business process, or user guided experience that does not reach the complexity threshold for Apex Code, then flow is your go-to tool. If you are modifying an existing process that was built with Process Builder or workflow, then you should consider a number of factors when deciding whether to modify the existing process or migrate it to Flow.
Apex code requires a developer and Sandbox to deploy, meaning it can only really be built in organizations using a Professional or above edition of Salesforce. Flows can be built in all editions. While a Sandbox is not required to get a flow into a production environment, it is advisable that flows that leverage the full power of the tool are built and tested in a sandbox before being deployed to production.
To test a flow, click the Debug button on the canvas, input your variables, and click Run. Then run through the flow to make sure it works properly. This process is especially helpful with screen flows.
Note that as of the Winter 2021 Salesforce release, a beta feature called Debug on Canvas is available. This feature makes flow debugging easier by visually demonstrating the path your flow will take when it runs. It also shows query limits of the flow in the debug details. Additionally, debugging now offers two more options than it did previously: Run flow as another user, and Run flow in rollback mode.
These flows are designed to quickly make simple changes to a record when the record is created, updated, or deleted. They can also be configured to make those changes either before or after the record has been saved to the database. In a before-save flow, the supported elements are Assignment, Decision, Get Records, and Loop. After-save flows have access to all flow capabilities, but they cannot launch sub flows.
User provisioning flows provision users for third-party services. You could use this flow type to customize the user provisioning configuration for a connected app, linking Salesforce users with their Google Apps accounts. A user provisioning flow can only be implemented by associating it with a connected app when running the User Provisioning Wizard.
For example, a flow could provide a call script for customer support calls using the information you provided to create a case. What the flow does with the information you provide is entirely up to your administrator.
It is a good idea to monitor the Paused and Failed Flow Interviews list available in Setup>Paused and Failed Flow Interviews. This pair of lists is quite helpful. The paused flow interviews lets you check in on flows with time based actions or screen flows that users have not completed. The failed flow interviews list is still more helpful as it shows you flow errors along with the debug log for the flow interview. This should be your first stop when troubleshooting a flow.
After you save your flow you can run it from the Flow mobile app or the Flow portal. When you do, you'll be provided with a checkbox for each option, so you can select which of the options you want to send: 2b1af7f3a8