URI Expressions in Power Automate

Managing URIs in your flows with Power Automate

Often I see the need to manage URIs when creating a flow. Power Automate has 6 operations available that can make your life easier.

Rather than using split function to split a URI, there are better options available.

The functions available in Flow are:

    • uriHost
    • uriPath
    • uriPathAndQuery
    • uriPort
    • uriScheme
    • uriQuery

In my examples I will use the following uri:

https://sharepains.com/about?Version=1.23

uriHost function

the uri Host function gives the host of the uri. So in my example when I run uriHost(…) I will get sharepains.com

 

uriHost function

 

uriPath function

The uriPath funciton gives the /about part of my uri.

uriPath function

uriPathAndQuery function

The uriPathAndQuery will return everything after the uriHost.

uriPathAndQuery function

 

uriPort function

the uriPort function will return the port, not only if it has been sepcifically  specified within the uri but also like in my example 443 will be returned as I specified an https based uri.

uriPort function

uriScheme function

The uriScheme function returns everything in fornt on of the hostname from my uri. e.g. http or http.

uriScheme function

 

uriQuery function

Rather than using the split function on the “?” within the output from the earlier mentioned uriPathAndQuery function there is also a uriQuery function that does this for you.

uriQuery function

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