Power Automate Fundamentals # 67: Prepare Quick Test Data Using Power Automate

Introduction:

At times we used to prepare quick test data for customers to quickly demo. During that scenario we can easily create some test records with Power Automate. As an example I have showed how quickly create contact reo

Step 1:                                                                                                                            

Login to the required Power Apps environment using URL make.powerapps.com by providing username and password and click on Flows on the left-hand side as shown in the below figure.

Step 2:

After Step 1, Click on New Flow and select instant cloud flow and provide the trigger as Manually trigger a flow and click on Create as shown in the below figure.

Step 3:

After Step 2 , name the flow as Prepare Quick Test Data Power Automate Way and under Manually trigger a flow trigger choose the type of user input as integer  and provide the following values as

Name : TotalNumberofRecords

Value : 3

  as shown in the below figure.

Step 4:

After Step 3 , take an initialize variable and provide the following values

Name : TotalRecords

Type : Integer

Value : @{triggerBody()[‘number’]} [Select the input variable that was given in Step 3 ]

  as shown in the below figure.

Step 5:

After Step 4 , take Do until action and provide the following values

Variable : variables(‘TotalRecords’)

Condition : is less than

Value : 1

  as shown in the below figure.

Step 6:

After Step 5 , inside Do until, after condition select an action in Dataverse and select add a new row  as shown in the below figure.

Step 7:

After Step 6 , on add a new row select the following values as

Table name : Contacts

Last name : concat(‘TestRecord’,variables(‘TotalRecords’))

 shown in the below figure.

Step 8:

After Step 7 , click on add an action and select Decrement variable and provide the following values as

Name : TotalRecords

Value : 1

 shown in the below figure.

Step 9:

After Step 8 , save the flow and test it and observe the result that 3 new contacts gets created as shown in the below figure.

Note:

  1. Make sure to handle cautiously Do until action , other wise it will lead into infinite loops.

Conclusion: In this way we easily create test data without writing code using power automate.

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