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In today's fast-paced technological landscape, cloud integration and automation have ascended as twin pillars of modern business efficiency. Microsoft's Azure and Power Automate are two titans in this arena, each offering a unique set of capabilities. But what if we could marry the vast cloud resources of Azure with the intuitive workflow automation of Power Automate? In this article, we'll embark on a digital journey to explore how you can seamlessly call Azure Resource APIs from Power Automate, unlocking new vistas of potential for your business processes. Whether you're an Azure aficionado, a Power Automate pro, or someone just stepping into the cloud, strap in and let's dive deep into this integration!
High Level Overview
We recently created an application that uses PowerApps, DevOps and Azure to build Resources like Virtual Machines. This is explained in my previous article Automating Azure VM Deployment. One of the issues we came across was populating the SharePoint with the correct Parameter Values that we can query from PowerApps and Power Automate. We wanted the Virtual Network and Subnet Values so that users can choose which Virtual Network their Azure Resources will be placed in.
I am a massive fan of using Azure Resource Graph and I knew I could get the values using the below query.
The results would look like this:
But how can I use the above information in my PowerAutomate?
Luckily there are some awesome Azure Resource Graph APIs I can call as well as passing in a query like above!
You can read more at Azure Resource Graph REST API Documentation
1. An Azure App Service Principal with Permissions to the Azure Resources you need to access (see Quickstart Register an App)
2. Access to a Power Automate Environment
Step 1: Create a new Flow with the HTTP Request Action
Step 2: Fill in the details
Body: (Replace the #TODO below with your Azure Management Groups)
Step 3: Click "Show Advanced options" and complete the below fields.
Step 4: Run a Test
As you can see, we now have the JSON Response that contains the data we want. We can now insert these values into SharePoint or re-use them somewhere else. Have fun!
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