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Power Automate – Restore deleted flows

Today , I want to explain how you can recover deleted Power Automate flows. PS: If you need recover Power Apps, you can read my article here.

Some note to remember:

  • You can’t recover your flow if it was deleted more than 20 days ago
  • You can recover your flow if it was not part of solution (but if did, you can try to open a ticket support)
  • Default state of recovered flow is disabled
  • You can recover flow also with powershell commands
  • You need use Admin user of environment
  • You can write me for comment to improve quality of my contents 🙂

Create flow to recover deleted flow

Let’s build a new “Instant cloud flow” with manually trigger.

Create new flow
Create new instant cloud flow
Create new flow with manually trigger
Create new instant cloud flow

Now we can add some step to recovery our flow, search “Power Automate Management” and looking for step “List Flows as Admin”, then choose correct Environment and set “Include Soft-Deleted Flows” to Yes.

List Flows as Admin
List Flows as Admin

Now have action to list our flows, included deleted flows. Add “Apply to Each” step (I renamed it “ForEachFlow”) in order to iterate our results and then add “condition” action to filter only “deleted” flow by status property:

Filter only deleted flow
Filter only deleted flow

Now last step, add action called “Restore Deleted Flow as Admin” set correct Environment (same as step “List flows as Admin”):

Restore flow  Step
Restore flow Step

and finally run it.

Recover flow
Recover flow

Now , your flow should be appear in list of flow and should be in disabled state:

Restored flow
Restored flow


I hope these information can help you to recover your deleted Power Automate Flow…Here you can find official documentation from Microsoft.

Contact me for questions! Have a nice day!

CategoriesPower AppsPower AutomatePower Platform

Power Platform – Environment

Today, we’re going to speak about Environment. Where people starting to create App or Flow, usually, use Default Environment. But in order to have correct governance or our Power Platform solutions, a good idea (but is not only the one) is create more then one Environment. For Example Dev, Quality and Prod.

What is an “Environment” ?

According to Microsoft , and Environment is a a space to store and share data, app , flows. You can image it as a “Container”.

  • Each environment can have a single Dataverse DB (but you can create environment withoud it)
  • Default environment is Shared by all users, in my opinion you shouldn’t use it to develop critical app.

Environment types

Basically we can create 4 kinds of environment.

  • Sandbox: used for non-production environment but for developing and test. It can be reset or copy.
  • Production: used for permanent work. You need Power Apps license to create and manage it. It will provided with 1 GB database capacity.
  • Trial: used for short term testing. It will be cleaned automatically after 30 days. I usually use it to try new features. It can be create also as subscription based, and it can be conferted as production environment.
  • Developer: you can create a developer plan, follow this one.

Create new Environment

Go to Power Platform admin center: Power Platform admin center ( and click on “New”:

Admin Center
Create new environment

Now you can fill option and create your new environment

Create new environment

You can find usefull information here.

Contact me for questions! Have a nice day!

CategoriesMicrosoft 365Power Automate

Power Automate – Get items – Filter by lookup columns

Today, let’s understand how to filter SharePoint Items, by lookup column, from Power Automate flow.


In this Example, I created two lists: Projects and Tasks. Every tasks has lookup to project.


And Tasks:


As we can see , we have “Project” column. This is our lookup column.

Create a flow

To to this example I create a Simple flow wiht manually trigger (keep mind…this is just an example…). My flow has one Actions (“Get Items”). Let’s see how to filter task by Project. One way is filter by title column of lookup (In this case I used Title). Another options is filter by Lookup ID.

Code to copy, filter by Value

InternalFieldName/Title eq ‘Lookup Value’

Or, filter by

internalFieldName/Id eq ‘Lookup Id’

Let’s see our flow:


Result: It get me one task, associated with “Project 1” .


Have a nice day!

If you want to understand , in general, how to filter Items in Power Automate, click this link.

CategoriesMicrosoft 365Power AutomateSharePoint Online

Power Automate – SharePoint Get Items – Filter

Power Automate – SharePoint Get Filtered Items

With this article I want to explain how we can get items with Power Automate (From SharePoint Online) and Filter them.

We have:

  • SharePoint list’s called “Offices” ,with some data:

  • Excel file where we save filtered items. I create and Excel file with same column of list, and store it in OneDrive. Keep mind, you must format sheet as a Table if you want to use it in Power Automate to add rows. 
  • Power Automate flow who get data and put it into Excel File. I used “Get Items” connector to retrieve data from SharePoint list.

Get Items

No Query

We can get data with no query. In this case, you mus put only “Site Adress” and “List Name Parameters”…keep mind “Top Count” parameter and it returs “All” items. I do not suggest this approach (And also Power Automate, who show you a Warning 🙂 )




Filter Query

Best approach, is write a Filter Query to retrieve only items you need. Basically you should write a formula like this: fieldname operation value. 

  • As fieldName you must use iternal field name of SharePoint (Write me a comment if you need a post on this argoument).
  • Operation available are:
    • eq (Equal to)
    • lt (Less Than)
    • gt (Greater Than)
    • ge (Greater than or Equal to)
    • le (Less than or Equal to)
    • ne (No Equal to)
  • Value: value to find, date and string must be inside ‘

We can use also logical operator like “and” and “or

Let’s see some example (I show query and result on Excel sheet):

Filter “eq”


Filter “lt”

Filter “lt”


Filter Query with Functions

You can also use functions for your filter query.

  • endswith
  • startswith
  • substringof
  • ….

The syntax is: functions(fieldName, value)

An Example:


I hope it help you

CategoriesPower Automate

Power Automate – Try Catch

Hi, Today I want to explain how to implement “try-catch” (and “Finally” also if you need). It’s very simple…basically you should add “scope” , put actions inside, add another “scope” to manage error…let me show:

1) Add “Main” scope with your actions inside:

2) Add another scope. I called it “Catch” …it contains some actions to execute if  error in “Main” scope should occur:

Now, we must configure “Run after” on this scope to execute it in case of error:

If you want , you can add also “Finally” scope to execute some actions in any case…your flow should be appears like this:

That’s all! Personally I use these scope to write log in case of error and success also.