Power Automate

Convert populated Word document to PDF

Generating a Word document in Power Automate can be achieved with the premium Word connector “Populate a Microsoft Word template”. Converting it to PDF can be achieved with the Word connector. The way how it works is not logic, this is the reason why I wrote this blog post. The Word connector has two actions: On the internet, I see …

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Adobe Sign digital signatures in SharePoint Online and Power Automate

Digital signatures are popular. Adobe Sign is one of the popular connectors for Power Automate but they are not the only one, you also have following companies that have a Power Automate connector: DocuSignConnective… In this blog post we will focus on the Adobe Sign connector. Probably you think that you can only “sign” documents with the connector, but there …

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Adobe PDF Tools connector for Power Automate

With Power Automate we were already able to convert documents to PDF using the OneDrive connector. Converting to PDF with OneDrive is a free but not so efficient way because you need to save the file on a OneDrive before it can be converted. Third party connectors other than Adobe PDF Tools also provide connectors to convert to PDF. Merging …

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Power Automate Desktop RPA licensing

Power Automate Desktop

A while ago, Microsoft bought WinAutomation from Softomotive and made a huge step forward by providing RPA software. As expected, they are integrating WinAutomation into Power Automate. The RPA product is called Power Automate Desktop. Microsoft is working on a migration experience from WinAutomation or older UI Flows to Power Automate Desktop. Which licenses exist? For RPA scenarios, following licenses …

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Power Automate (CDS) daily approval reminders

power automate approval reminders

Approvals in Power Automate are very useful to automate approval processes. Unfortunately, some functionalities are still missing, including approval reminders. Searching on the internet returned some results to provide approval reminders but they all had shortcomings which you can find below. The solution uses a lot of API calls (do-until loops that are constantly running to send reminders). Discover why …

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Power Automate list items permissions and SharePoint Groups

power automate item permissions sharepoint groups

Power Automate has multiple actions to break and assign permissions for SharePoint list items. An action to assign list item permissions to a SharePoint Group is not available at this moment. Removing item permissions To remove list item permissions, you only need to fill in the site address, list/library name and the ID. This action removes all kinds of permissions …

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Generate multiple pages PDF in Power Automate

On one of my previous blogposts about generating a PDF in Power Automate without premium subscription, I got a question if it is possible to generate a PDF of more than one page. The goal is generating a multiple pages PDF without buying premium licenses or paid third party connectors. I started investigating and started trying out the CSS page-break …

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Sharing Flow or Power App with O365 M365 group

microsoft 365 group power apps flow

Power Apps and Flows within Power Automate can be shared with a M365/O365 group only if you make this group security enabled. In this blogpost I will use both the term M365 groups and O365 groups. Office 365 groups were renamed to Microsoft 365 groups. To check if a M365 group is security enabled, you need PowerShell. To make it …

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Updating multiple people column with Power Automate

update multiple person people column string

Starting a flow from a list or document library is possible using the “For a selected item” or “For a selected file” trigger in Power Automate. When starting that flow, you can add the “Mail” field to insert multiple people. We want to update a multiple people column based on the input we provide here: After running the flow, we …

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Updating SharePoint column with REST API call in Power Automate

sharepoint rest api update list library

Sometimes you need to do a SharePoint REST call instead of using out of the box actions in Power Automate. Some reasons: You want to write to multiple libraries by defining a dynamic site addressYou get a “too many lookups” error when using the out of the box SharePoint “Update item” action This is not always easy. Complexity depends on …

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