Managing and locating resources across multiple environments in Power Automate can be challenging. A common scenario is searching for a specific Flow when you have numerous environments. Navigating through each environment individually to find your Flow is time-consuming and inefficient. Here’s how to streamline this process using PowerShell.

The Issue

You are looking for a specific Flow in Power Automate named «ExampleFlow» but have multiple environments. The Power Platform Admin Center only allows you to view Flows one environment at a time. Manually searching through each environment is tedious and time-consuming.

The Solution

Use PowerShell to search for your Flow across all environments efficiently.

Step 1: Open PowerShell as Administrator
First, open the PowerShell console as an Administrator to ensure you have the necessary permissions.

Step 2: Install or Load Required PowerShell Modules
You will need two PowerShell modules: `Microsoft.PowerApps.Administration.PowerShell` and `Microsoft.PowerApps.PowerShell`. These modules allow you to manage your Power Platform environments and resources programmatically.

If you do not have these modules installed, run the following commands:
Install-Module -Name Microsoft.PowerApps.Administration.PowerShell
Install-Module -Name Microsoft.PowerApps.PowerShell -AllowClobber

During installation, confirm by typing ‹Yes› when prompted.

If the modules are already installed, load them using:

Import-Module -Name Microsoft.PowerApps.Administration.PowerShell
Import-Module -Name Microsoft.PowerApps.PowerShell

Step 3: Search for Your Flow
Use PowerShell to search for your Flow across all environments. Replace «ExampleFlow» with the keyword or name of your Flow.

Get-AdminFlow *ExampleFlow*

Step 4: Authenticate
Sign in with an account that has at least Power Platform Administrator permissions. Make sure the account you use has the appropriate privileges to access all environments.

Step 5: Review the Results
The command may take some time to execute, especially if you have many environments. Be patient while PowerShell retrieves the information. The results will display the names of the found Flows in the `DisplayName` field and the corresponding Environment IDs in the `EnvironmentName` field.

Step 6: Retrieve the Environment Name
Once you have the Environment ID, you can use it to get the friendly name of the environment. Replace `1234-5678-9012-3456-78901234` with your actual Environment ID.

Get-AdminPowerAppEnvironment -EnvironmentName 1234-5678-9012-3456-78901234

The `DisplayName` field in the result will show the friendly name of the environment.

Conclusion

By following these steps, you can efficiently search for a specific Flow across multiple environments in Power Automate using PowerShell. This method significantly reduces the time and effort compared to manually searching through each environment in the Power Platform Admin Center.

This approach not only saves time but also provides a scalable solution for managing your Power Platform resources. As you become more familiar with PowerShell, you can extend this method to perform other administrative tasks, further enhancing your productivity.