Create a cloud flow in a solution

Cloud flows you create in a solution are known as solution-aware cloud flows or solution cloud flows. Follow these steps to create a solution-aware cloud flow.

Prerequisites

You need to have at least one solution before you can create a solution-aware flow.

Create a solution-aware cloud flow

  1. Sign into Power Automate.

  2. Select Solutions from the navigation bar.

    Screenshot of the left navigation bar with the Solutions option hightlighted.

  3. Select the solution in which you'll create your flow.

  4. Select New > Automation > Cloud flow > Automated.

    Screenshot of the different types of items that can be created with flow highlighted.

    Tip

    If an automated cloud flow doesn't meet your requirements, you can create any other type of flow.

    Power Automate opens.

  5. Use the available connectors and triggers to build your flow.

    In this example, we'll build a flow that sends a notification when an email arrives in your inbox.

  6. Give your flow a name.

  7. Search for, new email in the Search all triggers box.

    Screenshot of the name of the flow and the search box with a search term entered.

  8. Select the When a new email arrives (V3) trigger.

  9. Select Create.

  10. Select New step.

  11. Search for Notification, and then select the Send me a mobile notification action.

    Screenshot of the new notification action selected.

  12. Add the Subject dynamic token to the Text field of the Send me a mobile notification card.

  13. Select Save to save your flow.

    Your flow should look like the following screenshot.

    Screenshot of the flow that's created.

  14. Select Solutions to see your flow in the solution.

    Screenshot of your flow inside the solution.

Find a solution-aware cloud flow

Solution-aware cloud flows can be found either via the My flows lists or via Solutions.

Find a solution-aware cloud flow with 'My flows'

  1. In Power Automate, select My flows from the navigation bar on the left side.

  2. Find the flow that you want to edit.

    Tip

    Cloud flows you own are on the Cloud flows tab and flows for which you're a co-owner are on the Shared with me tab.

    The Shared with me tab shows the following solution cloud flows.

    • Flows you co-own.

    • Flows that are owned by a Dataverse team in which you're a member.

    • Flows that are co-owned by a Dataverse team in which you're a member

If you're the owner of a solution cloud flow, you can always find it on the Cloud flows tab. If you have the 'run only' permission to a flow, you'll only see that flow on the My flows tab if you're an owner or a co-owner too.

Find a solution-aware cloud flow via Solutions

  1. Sign into Power Automate, and then select Solutions from the navigation bar on the left side.

  2. Select the solution that contains the flow you want to edit.

Find a solution that contains a solution-aware cloud flow

Solution-aware cloud flows have a Solutions card in the flow details page that provides a list of the solutions that reference that cloud flow. To open the solution, select the solution name.

The Objects tab of a solution shows all the solution objects in the solution, such as connection references, environment variables, or child flows that the flow might reference. The Overview tab shows the details of the solution, such as the description and status, and provides access to solution actions, such as export.

Add an existing cloud flow into a solution

  1. Sign into Power Automate, and then select Solutions from the navigation bar on the left side.

  2. Select the solution that you want to add a cloud flow into.

  3. Select Add existing > Automation > Cloud flow.

    Solution-aware cloud flows will be in the From Dataverse tab and non-solution cloud flows will be in the Outside Dataverse tab.

  4. Select the desired cloud flow.

    Some non-solution cloud flows can't be added into a solution. To learn more, go to known limitations.

  5. Select Add.

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