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Logic App vs Flow

Flow is a SaaS application, while Logic Apps are a PaaS application. Logic Apps, unlike Flow, can be developed in Visual Studio. From there you can create build and release pipelines for CI/CD via DevOps. You also need to realize that Flows are linked to Sharepoint lists or libraries. That means: no reuse, but rebuild per list/library.

ReviewTracker via Zapier

Zapier is an automation tool that let’s you create workflows between your apps and services. I used Zapier to collect client reviews for the Van Gogh Museum from Facebook, Google and TripAdvisor. All these reviews are added to a single platform, the so-called ReviewTracker Platform. ReviewTracker created both a trigger and an action for Zapier. That’s why clients can use ReviewTracker from Zapier, once they are signed up

Parameterizing a Logic App

Parameterizing a Logic App can be a tedious exercise. This is why Jeff Hollan created the LogicApp Template Creator. First you will have to download the zip file from GitHub. Next you will have to extract it to a folder of your choice. For example: D:\LogicAppTemplateCreator\ The Logic App Template creator assumes you have deployed…

Cookie Authentication

For a client I had to implement cookie authentication to call a REST service for retrieving boiler statistics that were gathered in the context of an IoT solution. I had to call a login page unattended, retrieve the cookie and pass that to a GET call. I used an Azure Function to implement this scenario.

Azure Function Update

When using an old version of Azure Functions, you might run into an issue like “The WebHook verification request must contain a ‘code’ query parameter”. This means you can’t call the functionsfrom your logic app anymore. Upgrade to the latest version of Azure Functions and redeploy your logic apps. I’m not entirely sure, but things should work again.