Create a new logic app connecting SaaS services

This topic demonstrates how, in just a few minutes, you can get started with Azure Logic Apps. We’ll walk through a simple workflow that lets you send interesting tweets to your email.
To use this scenario, you need:
  • An Azure subscription
  • A Twitter account
  • A or hosted Office 365 mailbox

Create a new logic app to email you tweets

  1. On the Azure portal dashboard, select New.
  2. In the search bar, search for ‘logic app’, and then select Logic App. You can also select NewWeb + Mobile, and select Logic App.
  3. Enter a name for your logic app, select a location, resource group, and select Create. If you select Pin to Dashboard the logic app will automatically open once deployed.
  4. After opening your logic app for the first time you can select from a template to start. For now click Blank Logic App to build this from scratch.
  5. The first item you need to create is the trigger. This is the event that will start your logic app. Search for twitter in the trigger search box, and select it.
  6. Now you’ll type in a search term to trigger on. The Frequency and Interval will determine how often your logic app will check for new tweets (and return all tweets during that time span). 
  7. Select the New step button, and then choose Add an action or Add a condition
  8. When you select Add an Action, you can search from the available connectors to choose an action. For example, you can select – Send Email to send mail from an address: 
  9. Now you have to fill out the parameters for the email you want: 
  10. Finally, you can select Save to make your logic app live.

Manage your logic app after creation

Now your logic app is up and running. It will periodically check for tweets with the search term entered. When it finds a matching tweet, it will send you an email. Finally, you’ll see how to disable the app, or see how it’s doing.
  1. Go to the Azure Portal
  2. Click Browse on the left side of the screen and select Logic Apps.
  3. Click the new logic app that you just created to see current status and general information.
  4. To edit your new logic app, click Edit.
  5. To turn off the app, click Disable in the command bar.
  6. View run and trigger histories to monitor when your logic app is running. You can click Refresh to see the latest data.
In less than 5 minutes you were able to set up a simple logic app running in the cloud. To learn more about using Logic Apps features, see Use logic app features. To learn about the Logic App definitions themselves, see author Logic App definitions.


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