If you’re looking to get started with Power Automate, one of the first things you’ll want to learn how to do is run an instant flow. Instant flows are quick and easy to set up, and they can be used to automate a variety of tasks and processes. In this article, we’ll show you how to run an instant flow in Power Automate.
First, open up the Power Automate dashboard and click on the “Create a flow” button.
Next, select the “Instant – from blank” option.
Now, you’ll need to give your flow a name and description. Once you’ve done that, click on the “Create flow” button.
Your flow will now be created and you’ll be taken to the flow editor. The first thing you’ll need to do is add a trigger. A trigger is an event that will cause your flow to run. For our example, we’re going to use a “Button trigger”.
To add a trigger, click on the “Add an action” button and search for “button”. Then, select the “Button trigger” option.
Next, you’ll need to configure your trigger. For our example, we’re going to use the “Clicked” trigger, which will cause our flow to run when the button is clicked.
Once you’ve configured your trigger, click on the “Add an action” button again. This time, we’re going to search for “send an email”.
Select the “Send an email” action and then configure it to send an email to your desired recipient.
That’s it! Your flow is now complete and ready to run. To test it out, click on the “Test” button and then click on the “Run” button.
If everything is working as expected, you should see an email in your inbox from Power Automate. Congratulations, you’ve just created your first flow!
Other related questions:
What is instant cloud flow in Power Automate?
Instant cloud flow is a feature of Power Automate that allows you to quickly create and run workflows in the cloud. With instant cloud flow, you can create workflows without having to first create a Power Automate account.
How long a single workflow instance can run in Power Automate?
There is no limit on how long a single workflow instance can run in Power Automate.
How do you trigger a desktop flow?
There is no one definitive answer to this question. Depending on the type of desktop flow you are trying to trigger, there are a variety of methods that could be used. For example, if you wanted to trigger a desktop flow when a user clicks on a button, you could add an event listener to the button that would call the desktop flow when the button is clicked.