Usage Of Addition Function In Power Automate

Introduction

In Power Automate, at times we need to perform Addition arithmetic operations so that we can get easily desired results. As an example, let us see how to calculate the total age of 2 persons with the help of the Addition function.

Step 1

Login to the required Power Apps environment using URL make.powerapps.com by providing username and password and click on Flows on the left-hand side as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Addition Function in Power Automate

Step 2

After step 1, Click on New Flow and select instant cloud flow and provide the trigger as Manually trigger a flow and click on Create as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Addition Function in Power Automate

Step 3

After Step 2, add a parallel branch and in one part name flow as Addition Function and take initialize variable action and provide step name it as Set First Person Age and then provide the inputs as in one side

Name : First Person Age
Type : Integer
Value : 30

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Addition Function in Power Automate

Step 4

After step 3, on the other side of the parallel branch take initialize variableaction and provide step name it as Set Second Person Age and then provide the inputs as in one side

Name : Second Person Age
Type : Integer
Value : 40

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Addition Function in Power Automate

Step 5

After Step 4, now take compose action and name it as Get Total Age of Two Persons and provide the following inputs as below with add function and it expects the following syntax,

add(summand_1: number, summand_2: number)

and provide,

add(variables('First Person Age'),variables('Second Person Age'))

and click on update/ok as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Addition Function in Power Automate

Step 6

After step 5, now test and run flow and observe the result

as shown in the below figure.

Usage of Addition Function in Power Automate

Note

  1. Make sure to save and run the flow whenever you try expressions.
  2. MS documentation is found here

Conclusion

In this way, we can easily perform arithmetic operations like Addition to achieve simple requirements in Power Automate flow.