Create a new logic app connecting SaaS services

This topic demonstrates how, in just a few minutes, you can get started with Azure Logic Apps. We'll walk through a simple workflow that lets you send interesting tweets to your email.

To use this scenario, you need:

  • An Azure subscription
  • A Twitter account
  • A Outlook.com or Office 365 Outlook account

Create a new logic app to email you tweets

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. From the left menu, choose New > Enterprise Integration > Logic App.

    You can also choose New, then in the search box, type logic app, and press Enter. Choose Logic App > Create.

  3. Enter a name for your logic app, select your Azure subscription, create or select an Azure resource group, select a location, and choose Create.

    If you select Pin to Dashboard, the logic app automatically opens after deployment.

  4. When you open your logic app for the first time, you can select from a template to start. For now click Blank Logic App to build this from scratch.

  5. The first item you need to create is the trigger. This is the event that starts your logic app. In the search box, search for twitter, and select When a new tweet is posted. Sign in with the user name and password for your Twitter account.

  6. Now type in a search term to trigger your logic app.

    Twitter search

    The Frequency and Interval determine how often your logic app checks for new tweets, and returns all tweets during that time span.

  7. Select New step, and choose Add an action or Add a condition.

    When you select Add an Action, you can search available connectors to choose an action.

  8. In the search box, search for outlook, and select Send an email to send email from your Outlook account to any specified email address.

    Actions

  9. Now you have to fill out the parameters for the email you want:

    Parameters

  10. Finally, you can select Save to make your logic app live.

Manage your logic app after creation

Now your logic app is up and running. It will periodically check for tweets with the search term entered. When it finds a matching tweet, it will send you an email. Finally, you'll see how to disable the app, or see how it’s doing.

  1. Go to the Azure portal.

  2. On the left menu, click More services. Under Enterprise Integration, choose Logic Apps. Select your logic app.

    • To view your app's status, execution history, and general information, on the logic app menu, choose Overview. If you don't find the data that you expect, on the command bar, choose Refresh.

    • To edit your app, on the logic app menu, choose Logic App Designer.

    • To turn off your app temporarily, on the logic app menu, choose Overview. On the command bar, choose Disable.

    • To delete your app, on the logic app menu, choose Overview. On the command bar, choose Delete. Enter your logic app's name, and choose Delete.

In less than 5 minutes you were able to set up a simple logic app running in the cloud. To learn more about using Logic Apps features, see Use logic app features. To learn about the Logic App definitions themselves, see author Logic App definitions.