In the previous blogs in this series, we created an azure function and custom connector and then updated the function to work more cleanly with the Power Platform. In this blog we’re going to decorate our azure function so that we can more easily create the OpenAPI definition used by the custom connector.
In the last blog we created a durable function and custom connector and used them in a Power Automate Cloud Flow. In this blog, we’re going to update the Azure function to simplify its use within Power Automate - allowing us to use Power Automate’s normal output and error handling.
As the connector ecosystem matures some actions within connectors and perhaps even whole connectors are being deprecated. To avoid unexpected failures it’s useful to know when a connector or action is deprecated so that one can take action, such as migrating to an updated or alternate connector. This first post in a series of blog posts explains how to detect connectors or actions that have been deprecated using an Azure Durable Function and a Power Automate Custom Connector. We’ll extend this in later blog posts to make it more usable.