Hello SharePointers, Today, In this very interesting article we will get to know about the MS-Flow interview questions and Answers. This article is very helpful to both experienced and beginners in SharePoint or MS-Flow.
Let us start with Questions and Answers.
Questions & Answers
Q1. What is Action and Trigger in MS-Flow?
Actions mean the changes directed by a User. For Ex. you can use an action to lookup, update, delete data in SQL Database. All actions directly mapped to operations defined in Swagger.
Several connectors provide triggers that can notify your app when specific events occur. For example, the FTP connector has the OnUpdatedFile trigger. You can build either a Logic App or a flow that listens to this trigger and performs an action whenever the trigger fires.
There are two types of triggers.
1. Polling Triggers: These triggers call your service at a specified frequency to check for new data. When new data is available, it causes a new run of your workflow instance with the data as input.
2. Push Triggers: These triggers listen for data on an endpoint, that is, they wait for an event to occur. The occurrence of this event causes a new run of your workflow instance.
Q.2. In what cases Flow/Power Automate will stop running suddenly?
Ans: In some cases, the UIflow service may stop working which will be a cause to stop the flow from running. In other cases, there might be an API error such as REST API or HTTP request. In some cases, there might be authentication errors or network issues as well.
Q.3. What are the connections in flow?
Ans: Connections in Microsoft Flow allow us to easily access the data while building Flows. Flow helps us to map the data that we get in the app that we have created towards various connections, like Google Excel sheets, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, Office 365, Azure Blob, SQL, etc
Q.4. What are the Connectors in Microsoft Flow?
Ans: A connector is a proxy or a wrapper around an API that allows the underlying service to talk to Microsoft Power Automate, Microsoft Power Apps, and Azure Logic Apps. It provides a way for users to connect their accounts and leverage a set of prebuilt actions and triggers to build their apps and workflows
Q.5. What are the Possible values of configuring run after?
Ans: In Power Automate, there are 4 options to choose from in which “Run After” can be configurated from:
- Is successful – If the action runs successfully.
- Has failed – An action has any type of failure (except timeout).
- Is skipped – An action was skipped. Actions are skipped either when a condition is not met, or when a previous action before that fails.
- Has timed out – An action times out. This can happen if the call to the backend times out (120 seconds), or for long-running actions such as approvals, after 30 days.
Q.6. What is Schedule, Automatic, and Instant Flows?
Ans: The flow that automatically works based on a trigger event. When the event occurs, the flow gets triggered automatically and the flow gets executed completely. Instant Flow. The flow gets executed when it is triggered manually, so you don’t need to attach any trigger event to this flow.
Q.7. What is my flow, team flow, business flow?
Ans: Team flows make it possible for multiple people to own and manage a flow together, and, if someone leaves an organization, the flows they created can continue to run. This is a much-awaited feature that is one of the most voted-on ideas on our ideas forum. Users can now collectively author and maintain a flow.
Business flow is the process in which tasks in a business take place. It is the steps in the business process from start to finish ensuring objectives and goals of the company are met. Business flow also shows all major components of the business process.
Q.8. What are CDN / Entities?
MS-Flow Interview Questions and Answers
Q.9. What is custom connect? How and Why?
Ans: While Azure Logic Apps, Microsoft Power Automate, and Microsoft Power Apps offer over 325+ connectors to connect to Microsoft and non-Microsoft services, you may want to communicate with services that aren’t available as prebuilt connectors. Custom connectors address this scenario by allowing you to create (and even share) a connector with its own triggers and actions.
To create custom connectors please follow Microsoft URL https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/custom-connectors/define-blank
Q.10. What is Gateway and How we can configure it?
Ans: The on-premises data gateway acts as a bridge to provide quick and secure data transfer between on-premises data (data that isn’t in the cloud) and several Microsoft cloud services. These cloud services include Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, Azure Analysis Services, and Azure Logic Apps
Q.11. What is Approval Process Flow? How we create it?
Q.12. How to import and Export Flow?
Ans: Exporting a flow package
- To export a flow package click on “…” menu, select ‘Export’ then click on ‘Package (.zip)’ .
- On the next screen, provide a name and a description for your package first. You can then configure defaults and add comments in case which will be accessible during the import phase.
- Next, click on the “Export” button in the bottom right corner and your package should start downloading shortly after. If your download doesn’t start automatically, you can also click on the “Download” button.
- You will need the downloaded zip file, when you’re ready to import a flow.
Importing a flow
- To import a flow, first click on the import button in the top right hand corner of the screen.
- Next, upload the package file and wait for the screen to show up the package details
- When configuring the flow settings, you can choose to either create a new flow or update an existing one with the flow definition from the package
- You will also need to select the connections that are required to setup the flow as part of the import process. You should see the Import button light up once you have successfully configured all the required settings.
Q.13. Can we delete the default owner of Flow?
Ans: you can not remove the original creator of a flow
Ans: Yes, you can share flows that you created with other users.
Q.15. Can Flows be turned off or disabled?
Ans: Yes, each flow has an on/off switch that enables you to stop the flow from processing requests.
Q.16. Does Power Automate still have a free or trial option?
Ans: Yes. You can use our free offering, which has limited user rights, or you can sign up for a free 90-day trial of Power Automate. You can activate your subscription at any time during your trial.
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