Lucky 13: New Power Automate Connectors for
graphic designers, healthcare professionals, big data analysts and more!
As the 2022 holiday season closes these 13 new Power Automate connectors deliver a variety of uses including for those in the Healthcare sector, anyone who codes, creators in graphic design and more! With this many going live at one time, I’m keeping each review brief so you can sip your seasonal tea and nibble a gingerbread cookie while you peruse them. It’ll be fun!
Medical professionals or those in the healthcare industry who require detailed information about given drugs can retrieve detailed information using the DailyMed connector including: boxed warnings, indications, dosage and administration, contraindications, warnings and precautions, adverse reactions, drug interactions, or information about use in specific populations from the National Library of Medicine database using this connector’s actions.
Healthcare professionals or others who work with private information can automate task and project management needs while remaining HIPPA compliant. The Priority Matrix HIPPA lets you add actions into your flows to automate many tasks or priorities which are currently manual ones. This connector can trigger a flow when an item is created, started, due, delegated, completed and/or deleted to provide better oversight.
Forms or Data Management
You can access Adobe Experience Manager Forms related-services with this connector’s actions by generating a PDF Document from a PDF or XDP template and merging XML data to it; OR by generating a PostScript (PS), Printer Command Language (PCL), Zebra Printing Language (ZPL), Datamax Programming Language (DPL), Intermec Printer Language (IPC) or TEC Printer Command Language (TPCL) document from an XDP file or PDF document and merging XML data to it.
Use Azure Database for MySQL actions to automate data retrieval and storage. Automate your read-write of data with actions to get a table (or row), and insert, update or delete rows.
Coding, Big Data and Fish?
GitHub Gists connector enables the authorized user to list, create, update and delete the public gists on GitHub. What does that mean in the coding world? What exactly are gists? JetBrains defines “gists” this way: “Gists let you share code snippets, entire files, or even applications. You can also use gists to save and share console output when running, debugging, or testing your code. Each gist is a repository that can be cloned or forked by other people.” At least handy and at best amazing.
For Enterprise systems administrators, BigQuery is Google Cloud’s fully managed, petabyte-scale, and cost-effective analytics data warehouse that lets you run analytics over vast amounts of data in near real time. In other words, it is a database that stores a heck of a lot of data and lets you ask questions of it. You’ll need to do your work in BigQuery first before you can use it in a flow as this connector fetches data according to pre-built datasets.
For avid U.S. fishing enthusiasts, companies involved in processing fresh caught or farm-raised fish, the independently published FishWatch connector taps the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) database on all species or specific ones.
Gaming, Graphic Design, Sales & Social Media
For users who have eBay stores or do frequent buying and selling through the popular site, this connector can automate many of the laborious tasks required in maintaining inventory, understanding payment, fulfillment and return policies, etc.
Graphic design pros and site designers: if you want to connect to the over 1 billion users of Google Photos, you’ll want to consider using this independently published connector to integrate smart, photo and video features into your flows. The documentation for this one is superb and with it you can target any logged in user.
For gamers and geeks, the Pixel Encounter connector allows you to add randomly selected monsters or Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) monsters into your gaming flow. I’d love to know in what context you are using this one that gets beyond fun only!
Tumblr for microblogging and social networking allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Thirty possible actions let you introduce your favorite or popular/trending Tumblr microblogs into your flows with this connector.
Accounting and Time Tracking
The ImPower connector from a Swedish-based company allows users to integrate into flows this enterprise resource platform and accounting software for property managers. It requires a non-shareable API key to use it. If the power app is shared with another user, they’ll be prompted to create a new connection. Its two actions allow users to either upload an invoice to ImPower, or get invoice details from ImPower.
The QuickBooks Time Power Automate connector has a few actions to automate your web-based and mobile time tracking and employee scheduling needs. At present its five actions let you gather lists of (and filter if needed): job codes, notifications, projects, timesheets and users. This independent publisher would be wise to add triggers to future iterations of this connector that might, for example, prompt users when they didn’t record time (or time off) on day it was expected they should have worked.
It’s almost hard to keep up with the scope and variety of the 898 available connectors, but it’s exciting to watch the trajectory change from code-deep to low-code. It feels good to know we continue to keep up so that we can offer not only our own products, but those that can help you tap into your best work life! Contact us now to Learn More.