Input Types in Power Automate

In this article, we'll see different input types and how to create a flow using them. It allows flow designers to accept six types of user input. Input types in power automate take inputs from users.

Power Automate provides us with different user input types like Text, Yes/No, File, Email, Number, and Date.

  • Text files are used for string inputs. (eg: Name, Country)
  • Yes/No is used for answering Yes/No questions. (eg: Are you an employee of the organization?)
  • File is used for attachment of image files or any other types of files. (eg: images)
  • Email is used to get email id inputs from users. (eg: [email protected])
  • Number is used to get the numeric type of inputs from users. (eg:123456)
  • Date is used to get the date as input from users. (eg: 2000-06-27)

Creating a flow with all input types

  • Go to Power Automate. Click on Create from the left side panel and click on Instant cloud flow.
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  • Give a name to your flow. Select Manually trigger a flow and click on Create.
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  • We have our Manually triggered a flow created. Click on Add an input.
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  • We have different types of user input options like Text, Yes/No, File, Email, Number, and Date.
  • Choose the Text type of user input. Click on Add an input.
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  • Choose the Number type of user input. Name it as Employee ID. Click on Add an input.
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  • Choose the Email type of user input. Name it as Email ID. Click on Add an input.
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  • Choose the Date type of user input. Name it as Issue Date. Click on Add an input.
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  • Choose the Yes/No type of user input. Name it as Yes/No as well as in the text box "Is this an urgent issue?" Click on Add an input.
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  • Choose the File type of user input. Name it as Image. Click on the New step.
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  • Select Delay from actions and set Count to 1 and Unit to Minute.
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  • Save and Test the flow. This is how it will appear for all input types. Enter the details and Run flow.
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