Why would you want to restart your portal?

It’s been a few days since my colleague had run into the error below with the Power Apps Portals: From the stacktrace, we can probably guess that the problem is related to the permissions somehow: Adxstudio.Xrm.Cms.Security.WebsiteAccessPermissionProvider.TryAssertRightProperty And, yes, this issues started to happen once an Administrator web role had been deleted. That did not happen… Read More »

How do we pass configuration settings to the virtual entity plugins?

When configuring a data source in the plugin registration tool, there is this note which implies that we should be able to supply configuration settings to the data provider plug-ins: There are a few more details in the docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/data-platform/create-edit-virtual-entities Which is encouraging, but it’s still not clear how do we read those configuration settings… Read More »

Form component controls and field validations / event handlers

Form components controls (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/model-driven-apps/form-component-control) can be extremely useful. It may not look so, at the first glance, since, after all, what they give us is, essentially, one extra tab on the “main” table form. In that tab, we can display columns from the secondary table. This comes at the cost of not having access to… Read More »

Securing email details while keeping emails visible to all users

Sometimes, project requirements can take an interesting turn, and we may need to think of unusual solutions. Fortunately, we have powerful options up the sleeve, since, after all, we are not talking about some kind of a csv file here – it’s Microsoft Dataverse! So, when it comes to the activity tables in Power Platform,… Read More »

Power Platform Developers – what does the future hold?

It seems this old new debate is starting again, so now that Jukka and Natraj have posted great articles on the topic: https://jukkaniiranen.com/2021/04/democratizing-code/ https://dreamingincrm.com/2021/04/08/does-power-platform-need-developers-anymore/ I really can’t help but chime in, even if not on that same scale. See, I code. However, I used to write about it before, and I’m still stating the same:… Read More »

Powerapps Portals: header and footer caching

When setting up profile page for newly registered users yesterday (which I wrote about here: https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics-crm/power-apps-portals-redirecting-newly-registered-users-to-a-custom-page/), I ran into something that I did not realize first. And, then, while digging around tonight, it all became crystal clear. Yep, header and footers are cached, so some of the Liquid code we may expect to work in… Read More »