This video continues with the creation of a button workflow. Flow templates get your flows created quickly.
- [Instructor] Let's create a button flow. The flow that we want to create is a flow that will block off your calendar for the next hour. Your calendar is in Outlook for Office 365. So we could start with a particular connector. And if we were to do that, we'd go to connectors, we would search connectors for Outlook, but it's right here, we don't need to, Office 365 Outlook. Using that connector, we could view all the different templates that have been created, and find the template that we're looking for. There are a lot of them. Another method, because we know we want to block the calendar, we can search. Let's search for block calendar. We could also add Outlook Office 365, other terms, but we're just going to start with block calendar and see what that gets us. Block out my Office 365 calendar for an hour. There's Outlook, and this is the icon for a button flow. So in this course, that's our magic icon. I'm going to click on the template to select it. Urgent meeting, tap this button to block out your calendar for the next 60 minutes. Our trigger is the flow button. Our connection is to Office 365 Outlook. I'm already logged in to Office 365 Outlook. And I could switch to a different account, or if the account that is selected isn't signed in, then I'll need to add a new connection or sign in to that particular connection. So take a look down here and find out if you're connected or if you need to create a connection by selecting your account and signing into it. I don't need to, this connection is just fine. And if you'd like to see what permissions are being granted with this connection, click View permissions. And note that this app will be able to read your profile, read, update, and delete your emails, send a mail as the signed-in user, and you go, wait a second, I just want to block off my calendar. All of these permissions are being granted every time that we're making a connection to Office 365 Outlook, even though this app isn't going to use all of these permissions, all of these permissions are available. What it does need to be able to do is to Create a new event, and that item is listed here in our list of permissions. Note that because I tried to switch accounts, I now need to choose this account. Click continue, Manually trigger a flow pushing a button, Select a calendar. It's possible you have multiple calendars and it wants to know what calendar you wish to put this on. I'm going to put this on my Calendar calendar. Create event, Calendar blocked from Microsoft Flow, Start time now, End time in an hour. There are other options that I could view here, for example, Time zone, Optional attendees. Why are all of these choices here? Because when I create a new calendar item, these are all possible fields that I would wish to use. If you're familiar with Outlook, these fields will be familiar to you as well. But the only items that I'm using are the four required items. I know they're required because there's a red asterisk in front of them. Choose a calendar, enter a subject, start time and end time, the minimum that you need to have to create a new event. This is a great time to click Sav to save our flow.
- Creating a button flow using a template
- Checking, saving, and testing your flow
- Testing the button app on a mobile device
- Managing and sharing button flows
- Building a flow that uses a trigger token
- Creating a flow that captures input
- Creating and testing a Flic flow