In this article, we are going to learn about Triggers in Power Automate. We are also going to see types of triggers and how to use them.
Triggers are basically the starters. It's like a push a button to initiate or start the workflow. Several connectors can provide triggers that can notify your app when a specific event occurs. The triggers can be classified as Polling Triggers and Push Triggers as part of power automate.
We have three types of Triggers in Microsoft Power Automate,
These triggers are manually fired by the user or a program. The ones that you have a button, something like your power automate app, or you have an external application that fires a floor when needed are basically manually firing triggers.
For example, if you have an emergency you can call to 911 through your cellphone. Here, you are basically manually triggering the action of calling.
Let's make an Expense report using a manually firing trigger flow.
We have a recurrence or scheduled triggers that are set of triggers the ones that are fired on schedule. You may schedule a need of trigger to fire a month from now, a week from now, every hour, every five minutes, once in a year as per your convince.
These are totally independent of any external event. You cannot manually run them. It only runs when the schedule based on the internal power automate clock decides to run. The schedule is of course set by us. For example, an alarm clock is triggered at your scheduled time.
Let's, create a scheduled trigger flow reminding the user to drink water.
Triggers are the ones that they monitor and react to an external event, something like when the file is created in SharePoint, when an email is received, when some list item changed, when an item in the Common Data Service entity has been deleted, anything like that.
These are the events that are basically monitored and these triggers react to a sort of flow when changes happen. For example, a bite alarm attached to a fishing rod gets triggered when fish or any external object is gets caught.
Let's create a flow that sends an email notification when a file is added to the OneDrive folder.
This is how we create different types of Triggers and Flows. If we want to stop the flow from running we can simply do that by going to My Flows. Click on three dots beside the flow. Select Turn off.