Scoping Importance in Power Automate Flows

| Muhammad Yaseen

Purpose of Scopes:

Scope control is an effective way to keep your actions and circumstances in order. And we can have many scopes for different purposes. Therefore, we can combine actions into different stages of categories or logical units. It is a really good planning tool from a development perspective. Applying scopes to complex flow makes things a lot easier.

As Flows grows in complexity, single management becomes essential to problem solving, testing, and maintenance. Power Automate provides an excellent tool for doing what is called “Scope.” Scope is an action that “incorporates” other actions within it. You can take it as a box that combines all the actions under it and can be better folded to show the "stages" of your flow.

And it is a very popular way to handle mistakes in your travels. You can combine all error messages in all actions using the Wide Control. So you do not need to set individual error brackets for each action. You can just use a scooter as a flow control block for your flow.

How to use a Scope?

A Scope is quite simple to work with. It’s used as any other action, so you can search for it when adding a new one. Very simple.

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Best Practice:

Having everything inside only one “Scope” defeats the purpose of having one, so before starting to build your Flow, draw the boxes or write the major actions that it will perform. For example, if I’m trying to parse a CSV file, I would have:

  • Trigger
  • Get the file (Scope)
  • Iterate the items and get a JSON file (Scope)
  • Check if it has at least 2 rows.
  • Parse each element into a JSON string (Scope)
  • Return the result


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