Working With Logic Apps

What is Logical Apps - Introduction

Logic App provide a way to solve, simplify and implement scalable integration and workflow in the cloud. It provides coding and visual designer windows to automate the process.

The advantage of using Logical Apps

Saving time by designing complex processes using design tools.

  • Implementing patterns and workflows seamlessly, that would otherwise be difficult to implement in code. 
  • Getting started quickly from templates. 
  • Customizing your logic app with your own custom APIs, code, and actions. Connect and synchronise disparate systems across on-premises and the cloud. 
  • Build off of BizTalk server, API Management, Azure Functions, and Azure Service Bus with first-class integration support.

Key Pieces

  • Workflow
    Logical Apps provide a graphical way to processes as a series of steps or workflow.

  • Managed connectors
    Logical apps needs to access data and services. Managed connectors are connected independently to aid you when you are connecting to and working with internet.

  • Triggers
    A trigger starts with instance by adding a workflow based on a specific event. Example searching a term in twitter by giving a search query.

  • Actions
    Each step after the trigger in a workflow is called an action.

To complete this article, you need to have an Azure account. If you're new to Azure, I recommend reading Introduction to Microsoft Azure.

The following are the important steps followed to create an application using logical Apps.

Step 1- Log into Azure Account with valid credits.

Step 2- Click More Services in Azure Management portal and find Logic Apps.

Step 3- In the Logic Apps blade, click Add button. If you don’t find your subscription, click the refresh option.

Step 4- In the Logic Apps creation wizard, fill all the mandatory fields such as Name, Subscription, Resource Group etc. and click Create.


Step 5- In the Logic Apps Designer window, choose blank template.


Step 6- In the main designer window, search trigger. Here, I am using “Twitter” and searching it by using Twitter Keyword. Click retrieved trigger.


Step 7- If we add the Twitter API in our designer window, it automatically shows the “Sign In” option.


Step 8- Now, provide the username and password and click Authorize App button.


Step 9- Provide all the required information such as Search text, Frequency and interval. Then, click Save.


Step 10- Open the properties of Logic Apps and click Run Trigger. It automatically shows the status, start time, and duration etc.


Step 11- Finally, the Run details are shown that contain search text etc.

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