If you are using a condition in Power Automate, you likely only want the flow to run when that condition is set to true. What if you could save flow runs and API calls by setting a condition for the flow to not even trigger if that condition was true? The perfect solution: Trigger Conditions.
Watch how Jonathon uses the Filter Array action to create the condition that can easily be copied and pasted into the trigger. Notice how easy it is to use this best practice!
Trigger Conditions in Power Automate were a great addition released in mid-2019. They are designed to stop your Flow (Automation) from running if the conditions are not met. Prior to this being released, you would need your automation to run and then you handled the condition whilst in flight.
“I’d like to save flow runs by adding a trigger condition to my Power Automate flow but I don’t know what the actual condition should look like.”
Power Automate is a cloud-based service that allows users to automate workflows and processes across a variety of applications and services. A trigger is an event that initiates a workflow in Power Automate. The trigger condition specifies the conditions under which the trigger will be activated and the workflow will be executed.
For example, a trigger condition might be:
"When a new item is added to a SharePoint list"
"When a new email arrives in a specific folder in Outlook"
"When a new tweet is posted that contains a specific hashtag"
Trigger conditions can also include more complex criteria, such as:
"When a new item is added to a SharePoint list and the value in a specific column meets a certain criteria"
"When a new email arrives in a specific folder in Outlook and the sender is in a specific group"
"When a new tweet is posted that contains a specific hashtag and the tweet is also a retweet"
By using trigger conditions, users can customize the conditions under which a workflow will be executed, allowing them to automate a wide range of processes and tasks.