Change default browser language

When you create Flows and PowerApps you often seek the help of Google. Sometimes it’s just easier to search for the solution on forums, YouTube or sites like this one. And when you do find a solution you will see that almost all of the examples are in English. At that time you don’t want to waste time and energy with searching for the translation of that particular action or formula. So if you haven’t done this already, change the language of your browser into English.

I use Google Chrome (love the profiles) for working with Flow and PowerApps. To change the language press the three dots in the top right and click on Settings (in you’re own language of course). A new page opens, click on the bottom on Advanced. Scroll down till you see the language settings section. Change it into English and restart the browser.

Rename new actions

I have taught myself to change the name immediately with every new action that I add. I do this because I encounter a large flow that I created and lost the overview of what was happening where. Take, for example, the initialization of variables. If you have many variables and you do not rename the actions, it will look like this in no time:

Unclear actions

Now try changing that specific variable from a string to an integer…

Start by saving the input into variables

I don’t even make flows that long, but I already have a list of tricks. These are the things that make working with Flow easier. Especially if you want to adjust them later on. Start with saving the input in variables is one of those tricks.

Save the input into variables

Immediately at the start of your flow you start by initializing variables and saving the input of the flow in there. Later in the flow you then only use these variables. The big advantage of this is that it is much easier to adjust the trigger later. You can then change the trigger and only refill the variables at the beginning with the input of the new trigger. You do not have to make any further adjustments in the rest of your flow.

Confirm that the trigger AND the associated dynamic content will be deleted