Microsoft Flow can be configured to easily automate tasks which use a range of different applications and services. Not only can you connect to Dynamics 365 from Flow to work with records – you can also run Flows from within Business Process Flows in Dynamics 365.
In this example I created a Flow that when triggered will create a new Contact record with Last Name ‘Test’.
Create a Business Process Flow as per your requirements. You can then add a ‘Flow Step’ step within your Business Process Flow. Note that adding a Flow step is in preview at the time of writing this blog.
When selected you will need to give the step a name, sequence and finally the Flow that you would like to trigger.
Note: Sequence is the order in which the steps are ordered in the stage. E.g. The first Step will be set as sequence = 1
Once happy select ‘Apply’.
Complete the Business Process Flow ‘Validate’ and ‘Activate’ it when ready.
Both Flows and Workflows are available as options from a Business Process Flow. Here are several key differences:
All easily done with a click of a button in your BPF.
Once triggered it will commence into a ‘Processing’ stage button and Flow will continue to complete action.
You will find that your New Contact has been created as per the Flow triggered from your Business Process Flow.