Microsoft Flow and PowerApps – Preview
Microsoft has released a preview version of PowerShell for PowerApps but actually you can use this PowerShell to manage your flows in general. It all starts by installing the PowerShell module as described in the earlier mentioned article. Please don’t forget to unblock the files that you downloaded otherwise your module will not load properly.
The first Cmdlet that I’m interested in is Get-Flow
No current session is the message that you will get returned. It would be nice to see a Connect-… Cmdlet but in this module it is called Add-PowerAppsAccount. This is a bit of a shame as it feels like a missed opportunity to make PowerApps and Flow use the same connection command.
Anyway, the Add-PowerAppsAccount works and asks me for a login. Once connected, I can get to my flows.
Now looking at all the exported commands available within the PowerShell module. We find a lot more options
PS C:\Temp\PowerAppsPowerShell> $module = (Get-Module Microsoft.PowerApps.PowerShell )
PS C:\Temp\PowerAppsPowerShell> $module.ExportedCommands
We shouldn’t forget that this is only a preview version. Therefore it might be acceptable that the PowerShell naming standards for Cmdlets hasn’t been followed! This standard is Verb-Object and the verbs should come from the list of Verb given by Get-Verb.
Get-FlowRun also gives very limited information.
At this stage the PowerShell commands are your preview and it looks like all the commands that have been implemented are very technical and very limited. I’m looking forward to future versions as it will be great to be able to manage Microsoft Flow and PowerApps through PowerShell.