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Integrate Microsoft OneDrive Data into Automated Tasks with Power Automate

Use the CData Cloud Hub to create a virtual SQL Server database for Microsoft OneDrive data and integrate live Microsoft OneDrive data into your Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) tasks.

Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) is an online service that automates events (known as workflows) across the most common apps and services. When paired with the CData Cloud Hub, you get instant, cloud-to-cloud access to Microsoft OneDrive data for visualizations, dashboards, and more. This article shows how to connect to the Cloud Hub from Power Automate and integrate live Microsoft OneDrive data into your workflows and tasks.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure SQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Microsoft OneDrive, allowing you to easily integrate with live Microsoft OneDrive data in Power Automate — without replicating the data. The CData Cloud Hub looks exactly like a SQL Server database to Power Automate and uses optimized data processing out of the box to push all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Microsoft OneDrive, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Microsoft OneDrive data.

Create a Virtual SQL Database for Microsoft OneDrive Data

CData Cloud Hub uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "Microsoft OneDrive" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Microsoft OneDrive.

    OneDrive uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the OAuth section of the Help documentation for an authentication guide.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

Connecting to the CData Cloud Hub

To use the Cloud Hub to integrate Microsoft OneDrive data into your Power Automate tasks, you need a new SQL Server connection:

  1. Log in to Power Automate
  2. Click Data -> Connections -> New connection
  3. Select SQL Server
  4. In the connection wizard:

    • Choose to connect directly
    • Set SQL server name to the address of your Cloud Hub instance (myinstance.cdatacloud.net)
    • Set SQL database name to the name of the virtual Microsoft OneDrive database you created earlier (like onedrivedb)
    • Set the Username and Password and click Create

Integrating Microsoft OneDrive Data into Power Automate Tasks

With the connection to the Cloud Hub configured, you are ready to integrate live Microsoft OneDrive data into your Power Automate tasks.

  1. Log in to Power Automate
  2. Click My flows -> New and choose to create the flow from blank or template
  3. Add (or configure) a SQL Server action (like Get rows) and configure the action to connect to your Cloud Hub connection
  4. Select a Table to work with (from the drop-down menu) and configure any advanced options (like filters, orders, etc)
  5. Configure any actions to follow and test, then save the flow

SQL Access to Microsoft OneDrive Data from Cloud Applications

Now you have a direct connection to live Microsoft OneDrive data from Power Automate tasks. You can create more connections and workflows to drive business — all without replicating Microsoft OneDrive data.

To get SQL data access to 100+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your cloud applications, see the CData Cloud Hub.