Using the SharePoint Search API with Power Automate

Power Automate can call the SharePoint Search API but working with Search Results isn’t for the faint hearted. Here is a little journey I went on recently when I had a need to interact with Search results with Power Automate. To get results from Search, start with an API call using the Send an HTTP request to SharePoint action The Uri value is the API … Continue reading Using the SharePoint Search API with Power Automate

NEW: My Tech Memories Podcast

Every now an then I find myself in a conversation that sparks memories of my early experiences with computers and the start of my career. Those experiences helped encourage me and many people of my generation into a career in Information Technology. After one of those conversations a few days ago, I thought it might be interesting to share a few memories. I’ve recorded a … Continue reading NEW: My Tech Memories Podcast

Advanced Document Reminders with Power Automate and SharePoint

I’m often asked about reminder functionality for things like controlled documents and contract management. Microsoft added basic reminder functionality by providing a template solution for Power Automate. What if you need something a little more advanced? The answer is to build a custom reminder Flow. In this example I provide tips on how to build a custom workflow and show an example of the reminder … Continue reading Advanced Document Reminders with Power Automate and SharePoint

Document Numbering with Power Automate

A common requirement for controlled document systems is document numbering or naming. SharePoint includes an out of the box ‘Document ID‘ system which can give you a unique number with a prefix, but it doesn’t provide enough flexibility for many scenarios. In this blog I’ll explain how to use Power Automate to generate document numbers. Document Naming conventions Power Automate can concatenate values from lookups … Continue reading Document Numbering with Power Automate

Create a PDF from a SharePoint List Item with Power Automate

Do you need to create a PDF file using data from a SharePoint List? In this video I demonstrate how to create a PDF file with Power Automate in less than 5 minutes. This is great for all sorts of things, from generating a certificates for completing a course, receipts from a business process and much more. To create this workflow I started with a … Continue reading Create a PDF from a SharePoint List Item with Power Automate

Christchurch to Dunedin in a Tesla Model 3

In December I received a call from Tesla to schedule the delivery time for my Tesla Model 3. I’d ordered the car earlier in the year and the anticipation of getting behind the wheel was through the roof! I couldn’t wait to get it on the open road! Since then, I’ve had many people asking me all sorts of questions about Tesla’s and so I … Continue reading Christchurch to Dunedin in a Tesla Model 3