How to Call an Action through Power Automate(MS Flow)

By | November 14, 2019

Introduction

As Microsoft is providing us more flexibility with Power Automate (MS Flow), recently we found that now we can call the Action through Power Automate (MS Flow) directly. Previously we used to call an Action through HTTP request, but now we can directly call an Action through the Power Automate (flow) steps.

Before that take a short look at what are Bound and Unbound Action?

Bound Action are targeted to the entity and Unbound Action are not bound to the any entity, they are Global.

To get the Bound and Unbound actions in Power Automate (MS Flow) follow the steps given below:

1. Create a solution in https://make.powerapps.com/ where you have to add your Power Automate (Ms Flow) which we are going to use to call Actions.

Call an Action through Power Automate

2. In the solution click on new button & select Flow as shown in below image. Apparently it will redirect you to Power Automate (MS Flow) window as shown in the following image.

Call an Action through Power Automate

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3. Now we have to Search for Common Data Service Trigger point in our newly created Flow & from the search result select the Common Data Service (Current Environment).
Select the trigger conditions as per requirements such as Create, Create or update, Delete, Update etc.

Call an Action through Power Automate

4. Now in the next step we have to search for the action & select the Common Data Service (Current Environment). You will get many new action points in the results from that we have to select Bound/Unbound Action.

Call an Action through Power Automate

For the bound action you will see the Action step as shown in below image. In my case I have selected the QualifyLead action which is bounded with the Lead entity.

Call an Action through Power Automate

And for unbound step you will get to see the below window in which you can call your global action or the action which is not bounded with the any entity which will be listed in the unbound action.

Call an Action through Power Automate

Note: – You will find this Bound & Unbound action trigger steps when you create a Power Automate (MS flow) from the https://make.powerapps.com/ platform.

Conclusion

As illustrated above, you can now directly call an Action through Power Automate (MS Flow).

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