First off...IM BACK! :-)
Second...I have been doing a bunch of PowerApps and Flow work and I wanted to share a tip to help you speed up your Flow development.
I have a Flow that will have a BUNCH of Switch Case branches each of which will end with a very slightly different Action that creates a new Work Item in Visual Studio Team. The Body of the work item needs to have a bunch of dynamic content from an underlying SharePoint item (this whole flow is triggered by the creation of a new item in a SharePoint list.)
Right now (as of 1/27/2018) Flow does not yet allow you to create an Action and then copy and paste it as a new Action that you can make your change to. So to make it easier I decided to try something and IT WORKED:
I created a bunch of Variables at the start of the flow that contain blocks of dynamic content, along with the formatting Tags. Then I just have to drop those blocks into the 'Description' field of the Create Work Item Action.
- Insert a couple "Initialize Variable" Actions up just after your Trigger event.
- Make them 'String' type variables
- Give them a name. I named the ones for this example as 'BlockOne' and 'BlockTwo'
- Insert your text and dynamic content.
- In your action just insert these variables like so:
You can see from my setup here that I also created variables for the AccountName and ProjectName settings for this action. This is because Im developing the flow on my O365 system but packaging it up an sending it to my customer to install on their system. These variables will make it so that they only have to enter their info once in the variable instead of having to touch EVERY one of the VST actions. A HUGE timesaver. :-)
I hope this helps. :-)