At the company where I work we regularly have knowledge transfer sessions called Brown Bag Lunches (BBLs) which I think is a great way to share and give back. I am in charge of scheduling these.
I wanted automate the process for planning these sessions and give my colleagues a way to submit suggestions for content. I started by setting a simple Microsoft Form for them to add suggestions
Sorry about the Swedish 🙂
Microsoft has a page for looking at the results of the form submissions which I could have used to get the subjects and plan them manually… but where is the fun in that :-). My solution was to add a flow that is triggered every time a form is submitted which adds it to an excel spreadsheet and adds a todo task in my todo list of choice Todoist.
The result from Forms is in a JSON format so the first thing we need to do is to parse the JSON message.
The parsing of the JSON also means that we can use the content as dynamic content and add it without having to write an expression… the No-Code way. The JSON message also only contains the response id so we will have to use a “Get response details” block to get the actual information of the form.
The reason we are extracting the information is to put it in the Excel file… The response only contains the submitting users email adress so to get the excel file to look a bit nicer I use the Get User Profile block to look up the users real name from the Azure AD/SharePoint. This is a really cool block since it can get a whole lot of cool info from you organization such at a users manager etc.
Finally I add a line to an excel file and put a reminder i my todo list
I would really continue building this logic to automate the planning even further… I might have to revisit this in a later post 🙂
Have a nice weekend