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How to restore a flow from a backup to another environment

In the previous article, we showed and described two flows to backup and restore a flow. This works well when the flow's connections are still in the same environment. But what about restoring a flow in a different environment? This is a typical use case for "moving" flows from a source environment to a target environment, such as from the development environment to the productive or department environment. In this article we show how this works with the restore flow.

How to backup and restore a flow with another flow

Did you know that you can backup and restore a flow (or multiple flows) with another flow in Power Automate? This is very helpful for backing up and restoring important flows in the company. Well, I knew the mechanism. Now I've tested it myself and found that this process is undocumented and I've only found examples that didn't work. Reason enough to develop the process to work and describe it with all workarounds. Here is the guide for real world application.

Trigger a Power Automate Flow through a SharePoint List Item

Power Automate is a great tool to automate SharePoint based Tasks, e.g. Document Approvals, Notifications,… The flows can be triggered by a new or changed Element / Document in SharePoint, but very often, we want the user to start a flow for a specific, selected document. For that, Microsoft is Providing a Power Automate Trigger called "SharePoint – Start for the selected document", which can be triggered for the selected document in SharePoint. The flow gets the ID of the selected document and can do anything you want with that document. In this post, I explain, how to trigger a flow, that is located in another environment than the default environment

Copy a SharePoint list with PnP PowerShell

In the Microsoft 365 world, sometimes you want to copy a custom list in SharePoint Online to another SharePoint site in the same or in a different M365 tenant. While there are third-party tools for this, there is an easy-to-use method for such a scenario using PnP PowerShell. This article shows how it works with a step-by-step example.

The quick way to work with SharePoint Lists and permissions

SharePoint (or Microsoft) lists provide a good storage for not too extensive structured data. Sometimes administrators want to restrict access to certain items or lines. This approach shows how you, as an administrator, can do this without using item permissions, but with simpler and easier-to-manage views and permissions.

Suchoptionen in der Microsoft 365 Welt

Wo ist die aktuelle Marktanalyse?”, Wo hast du die Präsentation rund um Microsoft 365 abgelegt?” – wer kennt diese Fragen nicht? Eine der größten Zeitfallen ist die Suche nach Inhalten, Kontakten und Unterhaltungen. Wenn jedoch alle wichtigen Informationen – wie in Microsoft 365 – sofort abrufbar sind, kann jede und jeder Einzelne effizienter arbeiten. Daher bietet Microsoft verschiedene Suchoptionen an, die wir in diesem Artikel erörtern.

Azure Logic Apps Toolbox 7-Resolve issues with the SharePoint Connector

Using SharePoint Online (SPO) and Azure Logic Apps helps to automate processes. For a project, we have created some workflows with Azure Logic Apps that monitor changes to an SPO list or document library for approvals and other document workflows. We have found that the SPO connector does not always send all data in a reproducible manner: sometimes some fields were sent and sometimes not. We struggled with this behavior and found an unexpected workaround.

Use multiple Node.js versions on your computer (and develop a SPFx webpart)

As developer, it often makes sense to have multiple versions of a framework installed on a single computer. For example, when developing SPFx applications with Node,js v10.x and developing web applications using Angular and Node.js v14.x you need both versions. Thankfully, with Node Version Manager, we can.

Azure Logic Apps Toolbox 4-Working with SharePoint dropdown fields

Yesterday I documented in "Get data from SharePoint as HTML table with Azure Logic Apps" how data is retrieved from SharePoint Online with an Azure Logic app. To dig a little deeper into working with SharePoint list data, here are a few more helpful tips.