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Go to Outlook 365 and hover over any email:
You can click on the flag icon to flag the email - but don't do this just yet. Your task is to write a flow triggered by this!
Create a flow called Exercise NN - store information for flagged email in Power Automate which will create a text file whenever someone flags an email as shown above:
This is the trigger you should use to begin your flow.
Within your flow, use a Compose action to capture some useful information about the email:
We'll capture who this email was sent from and to, and what the subject was (you could add the email body in, but it tends not to be very easy to read outside an email client).
Note that when you reference one of the fields from your trigger Power Automate will automatically add a For Each loop. This is presumably because you can flag multiple emails in one go, allowing your triggered flow to then loop over these - for the moment the best thing to do with your loop is to pretend it's not there, since you know that you will only ever flag one email at a time.
Now add an action to write the output from this Compose action to a text file in OneDrive:
This is a very common use of a Compose action: to bring information together into a single place, for subsequent use elsewhere in your flow.
Check that your flow has been saved, then flag an email in Outlook 365. After a short while, does a text file appear in OneDrive?
Your file in OneDrive should look something like this.
Reflecting upon how you might use this, return to the Power Automate home page.
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