Power Automate allows you to integrate your OneBlink forms with third party systems, allowing you to create integration workflows with systems that do not come out of the box with the platform.
To use the OneBlink connector, you’ll need a premium Power Automate account, you may find you already have a licence with your Office 365 account, or if not you can sign up for a trial or paid account from their site:
Once you have your account, you’ll be able to find the OneBlink connector in the Power Automate connector list.
To use the connector, you’ll need your API key from the OneBlink Console.
Getting Your API Key
Your API Key is available from within your OneBlink LcS platform:
In the Advanced section, select Developer Keys. This page shows you all the API keys you have available to you.
If you don’t yet have a Forms API key, simply add a new one by selecting the Plus button in the bottom right of the screen. When creating a new key, give it a name, and then select the Forms permission.
You will now see a card with your Forms API keys listed, including your Power Automate API Key. You’ll need this when you first set up your OneBlink connector in Power Automate.
Creating a OneBlink Flow
If you haven’t used Power Automate before, the best place to get started is to log into your Power Automate account and select Learn from the side menu. Microsoft has created a lot of great tutorials for beginners to advanced.
Create a trigger
Select the trigger that runs when a form is submitted, “Triggers when a OneBlink Form submission occurs”. This is the trigger that will start your flow.
The first time you select the OneBlink connector, you’ll be asked to enter the name of your connection (this can be anything), as well as enter the API Key from the OneBlink Console.
When setting up your trigger make sure you add a Label and Form. The label will help identify the flow, and then selecting the form will ensure that the flow only runs when that form is submitted. If this is not set the flow will run when any form in the account is submitted.
Add an Action
Generate Form Submission PDF
This trigger will allow you to generate a PDF of the submission data similar to the Email + PDF submission event.
This PDF can then be added to other connectors. This action has the same PDF configuration as any of the platform workflow events that include the generation of a PDF.
Retrieve Form Submission Data
This trigger allows you to retrieve the form submission data meaning anything that was added to the form . This action will bring back an object containing both the form definition and the submission data, allowing you to build out your flow from to include the data captured in the form.
Retrieve Form Submission Attachment
This action allows you to retrieve any attachments from the form submission (Camera, Files, Signature, Checklist-Files), and pass them into your flow. This will require getting the element's attachment ID, this can be obtained using the Parse JSON connector, see below.
The next stage of the flow is completely up to you, however in most cases you will probably want to use the Parse JSON connector to take your data and turn them into dynamic values you can use in further flows.
In order to parse the JSON value, you will need access to the form JSON Schema.
The easiest way to get the JSON schema is to navigate to the forms menu and select the side menu of the form. This will give you the option to “View Schema”.
From here, you can copy the schema to your clipboard and paste it in the Parse JSON connector. See below:
The Content for the Parse JSON connector will need to be 'Submission Data'.