Developing Logic app standard workflow which uses Map locally and deploying to Azure

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How to setup local development environment using Visual studio code along with an example of creating first stateful workflow and testing it locally in following post - Developing Logic App Standard Workflow Using Visual Studio Code | Create Logic App Standard Workflow Using Visual Studio Code

In this post we will create another workflow in same project/logic app, where we will see how to use map in logic app standard workflow, test it locally.

Also how to deploy Logic app standard project in Azure logic app followed by verifying and testing the workflows.

Let's start with creation of the sample 

Developing Logic app standard workflow using Visual studio code locally

In this sample, we will make use of a liquid map which accepts xml message and produces json message.

It is the same map which we covered in following post - Logic App - Xml to Json using Liquid Map | Append in Liquid Map

If new to liquid map, following post can help to get more insights - Getting started with Logic App : Liquid Map | Using Liquid template in Logic app

If you have observed, when we create project in Visual Studio code, there is a new folder called Artifacts. 

Within this folder we have separate sub-folders-Maps and Schemas. 

This are there to add maps and schemas which are used in project respectively.

And this is shared across all the workflows in same project/Logic app.

Add map file under Maps folder

In the explorer, go to  Project->Artifacts->Maps and click on Add file icon.

Add map file under Map folder

Provide a name and hit enter, you should see blank file opened in right pane.

Add the code in map file

Add the code in map file and save it. We will be using it in the workflow.

Create the workflow

To create workflow we will click on logic app icon, this will add another workflow in the existing project/Logic app

create workflow in logic app standard locally

Give the name to workflow (here it is Stateful_WithMap) and right click on workflow.json file and select Open in Designer 

Add http trigger as the first step in workflow (When a HTTP request is received).

Add Transform XML to JSON action

Next add Transform XML to JSON action (Liquid operations)

Add trigger body against content

Add trigger body against content

Select Logic App as source

Select Logic App as source, here there is another option to choose Integration Account 

Select map from list against Name

Select map from list against Name, the map which we developed in step one.

Add http response in workflow

Add http response in workflow 

Transformed content as body of response

Provide Transformed content as body of response.

Save the workflow and it's ready to test.

Testing Logic app workflow locally

We will make use of postman app to test the workflow locally, ngork service can be used to test it publicly.

Following is the Input:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

Before we test, Azurite service needs to be started and the project has to be either  Run or Debug

Start Azurite and run the logic app standard project

Next, to get the url go the overview of the workflow

callback url of logic app standard workflow

In postman app provide the above captured url, select Post as method, in Body provide the input and click on Send.

Postman testing

The call was successful with a response having JSON messages as per the map definition.

Following is the Output:

    "Products": [
    "ProductsSummary": {

Workflow run history on local dev env can be checked by visiting the
overview page

Workflow run history

All right then all good on local env, let's deploy to azure now and test it.

Deploying Logic app standard workflow from Visual studio code locally to Azure Logic app

Sign in to Azure

First step is to sign in to Azure if not already and select subscription(if

Deploy to logic app

Click on upward arrow icon, select create new logic app

Give logic app name and select region

Give logic app name(it has to be unique) and select the region

select hosting plan

Select Hosting plan as Workflow standard (App Service plan is to be
selected if you wish to go with App service env), create new app
service plan and provide a name.

Select pricing tier and resource group

Select pricing tier and resource group

Deployment Successful

Wait for few minutes.

Deployment Successful. Let's verify, go to Azure portal --> Logic apps

Logic app deployed on Azure

As can be seen, both (one created in last post and one in this post) the
workflow is visible under single logic app.

Testing Logic app workflow on Azure Portal

We can use any rest api client like Postman/Arc or we can test using
Azure portal itself(here we use this).

Run with Payload
Select the workflow, Click on Run Trigger (Run with payload), provide the
body and click on send and it was successful.

Workflow run history in Azure portal

Go to overview, and you should see the succeeded run - open it to see the workflow run history


In this post we covered

  • How to add map in visual studio code local env
  • How to use the map in logic app standard workflow
  • How to add multiple workflows in single project/Logic app
  • How to test workflow locally
  • How to deploy workflows developed locally to Azure Logic apps

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