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Announcement: Introducing Data Mapper Public Preview
Power Automate
Apr 21, 2023 8:00 PM

Announcement: Introducing Data Mapper Public Preview

by HubSite 365 about Kent Weare

Principal Product Manager - Azure Logic Apps

Citizen DeveloperPower AutomateM365 Release

In this video we are going to discuss a brand new feature found in Azure Logic Apps. It is called the Data Mapper and allows you to transform both XML and JSON

In this video we are going to discuss a brand new feature found in Azure Logic Apps. It is called the Data Mapper and allows you to transform both XML and JSON documents.

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What are Azure Logic Apps

Azure Logic Apps is a cloud-based service provided by Microsoft Azure that allows you to automate workflows and integrate various services and systems. With Logic Apps, you can create workflows that perform various tasks, such as sending emails, transforming data, and triggering notifications, among others.

Logic Apps provides a visual designer that enables you to create workflows by dragging and dropping pre-built connectors for different services and systems, such as Azure Service Bus, Office 365, Dynamics 365, Salesforce, and many others. You can also use custom connectors to integrate with your own systems or services.

In addition to the visual designer, you can also create workflows using Azure Logic Apps REST API or Azure Functions. Logic Apps provides monitoring and analytics features that allow you to track the performance and behavior of your workflows.

PowerAutomate vs Azure Logic Apps

Overall, Azure Logic Apps can help you to create powerful workflows and automate your business processes, saving you time and reducing manual errors.

Power Automate (formerly known as Microsoft Flow) and Logic Apps are both cloud-based services provided by Microsoft for automating workflows and integrating various services and systems. However, there are some key differences between these two services:

  1. Target Audience: Power Automate is primarily designed for non-developers or “citizen developers” who want to create simple workflows and automations without writing any code. In contrast, Logic Apps is designed for professional developers who want to create more complex workflows and integrations using code.
  2. Integration Capabilities: Power Automate is tightly integrated with Microsoft’s Power Platform, which includes Power BI, Power Apps, and Dynamics 365, and provides connectors for many other services such as SharePoint, OneDrive, and Twitter. Logic Apps, on the other hand, provides connectors for a wider range of services, including many third-party services and custom APIs.
  3. Execution Environment: Power Automate runs on Microsoft’s cloud-based infrastructure, while Logic Apps run on the Azure App Service platform. This means that Logic Apps offer more control over the underlying infrastructure, such as scaling and monitoring.
  4. Pricing Model: Power Automate is primarily offered as a subscription-based service with different pricing plans based on usage and features. Logic Apps, on the other hand, uses a consumption-based pricing model where you only pay for the resources used during execution.

In summary, Power Automate is a low-code solution primarily for citizen developers, while Logic Apps is a more developer-centric solution with more advanced integration capabilities and more control over the execution environment.