Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based program that enables users to easily connect separate services without any programming requirements. Flow provides users a simple and seamless integration of platforms, even if those platforms have no prior formal relationship to each other. Dynamic Signal utilizes Flow to automate connections between your systems and the Dynamic Signal platform.
Using Flow, employees on the Dynamic Signal platform can create, connect, and automate workflows across multiple applications and services. Flow currently has over 200 connectors, including commonly-used apps such as SharePoint, Workday, Slack, and Yammer. Dynamic Signal also has a Flow connector. Flow utilizes both platform-specific connectors and generic connectors, such as SQL or API requests. For example, with Flow you can auto-sync documents from SharePoint*, import user data via SQL, FTP or Workday and export analytics to Azure.
*Flow works with any SharePoint version after 2013.
Dynamic Signal’s Connector enables you to:
- Create a Post
- Modify a Post
- Preregister Users
Additionally, to support the three use cases above, our Connector allows you to:
- Get categories
- Get targets
- Get divisions
- Get post tags
- Get a post
- Get user tags
- Get a user by email
- Add an image to a post via upload
- Add an image to a post via URL
- Upload a document to a post
- Upload an image
Partial List of Connectors Enabled by Flow
Flow Premium Account
To access Flow and use a premium connector, a Microsoft Flow Premium Account is required. For details about pricing for Microsoft’s Flow Plans, see the link below:
Microsoft Flow Gateway
You can download and install the Microsoft on-premises data gateway for Flow to establish secure connections to your on-premises data sources. For more information on Microsoft data gateways, see the link below:
Understand on-premises data gateways for Microsoft Flow
Flow can connect with any RESTful API, integrates with Dynamic Signal’s existing APIs, and Dynamic Signal is one of the many Flow connectors. You can easily enable a new Flow connection by completing the Create a Flow procedure below.
To create your first flow, perform the following steps:
- In the Microsoft Flow home page, click My Flows.
- From the My Flows page, click Create from blank.
- Select a common trigger action, such as Sharepoint - When an item is created.
- In the When an item is created window, fill in the required fields and click New Step and select Add an action from the dropdown menu.
- In the Choose an action region, select Dynamic Signal as your Connector by entering Dynamic Signal in the search field and clicking on the Dynamic Signal connector icon.
- Select Create a Post as your Dynamic Signal trigger action.
- In the Dynamic Signal – Create a Post window, enter your Community Name in the Connection Name field, your Community URL in the Dynamic Signal URL field, and add your bearer token in the Bearer Token.
- Fill out the applicable fields in the action and click Save.
- Your Flow is now created!