New Triggers for Sharepoint and Dynamics 365 Customer Insights Connectors Plus Actions for Azure Data Explorer
Lots of new action and trigger changes in Power Automate today!
SharePoint, an arguably heavily used connector with many actions and triggers, has both a new action and a new trigger that users will find useful. The new action lets you get changes for the properties only of an item or file. Of added benefit, the new trigger will let you know when an item or file is modified (but not when it’s created.) There are already distinctly separate triggers for when either a file or an item is created.
To recap all of your trigger options with the Sharepoint connector, you can know when a file is created, when a file is created in a folder and also each time it is modified in a folder, or when it’s deleted. There are also triggers for when an item is created, when an item is created and also each time it is modified, or deleted. You can make use of its trigger that happens when a file is created (properties only) in a library, or when it’s created and also when its modified (properties only) in a library. The other triggers allow you to start a flow for a selected file, or for a selected item in a SharePoint list or library, or upon hub site join approval.
While I’m usually a minimalist, in this case, more is better!
Dynamics 365 Customer Insights
The new trigger lets you run a flow when a process completes, plus you can choose to trigger a flow for manual refreshes too. If you’re already using this connector, you may find this added trigger of particular significance in increasing productivity.
This trigger adds value to an already robust connector.
Azure Data Explorer
Azure Data Explorer, which also goes by Kusto, is a log analysis service useful to analyze log files or other data sources. Microsoft refers to this as Big Data which means you can run it against massive, lightly structured datasets. The tool is available as a web app so you can develop your queries and deploy them here after they’re fully verified.
With today’s new action added to this connector, it now has four possible actions. The new one lets you “run a show control command and get results as a set of rows which can be iterated over in the following connectors.”
I don’t work with Big Data myself, so even after reading the documentation, I lack a command of this particular action although I did learn that working with Big Data is a powerful thing when you really think about it!
I give it two and a half stars; less as a reflection on the connector itself, and more because I’d need to have a better understanding of this action’s function in order to do more with it.
If you work with Big Data and can shed a little light on the value of this added action, CONTACT REENHANCED.
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