Working with Variables in Power Automate

In this video, UG Expert and Microsoft MVP Kylie Kiser reviews Variables in Power Automate.

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00:35 — A variable, explains Kylie, is a container that holds information used in a flow. This information can be captured and stored during the beginning of a flow, or at any time throughout. Kylie shows a list of all available Variables in Power Automate.

01:38 — To start, initialize the variable, which means to create it and provide the variable with an initial value. When initializing a variable, users can opt to give it a name and categorize the “type” of variable.

02:30 — For the purpose of the video, Kylie has created a “string variable” as the initial value and tested it. With a string variable, users can append something to it or “set it to something else.” She appends the string variable with a compose action. Finally, she initializes an integer variable which will track changes to a flow.

04:06 — As she appends her string variable, Kylie gives it value and continues to test it. Make sure to try variables out in your flow!

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