Hidden fields are not “required” anymore in model-driven forms?

Coincidentally, there seem to be change in how required fields are treated in the model-driven forms. I’m saying “coincidentally”, since I recently wrote a post on a related(though different) topic: https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics-crm/how-to-not-to-get-stuck-on-the-required-fields-when-creating-a-power-automate-flow/ And, then, a co-worker just mentioned that, it seems, hidden fields are not “required” anymore in the model-driven forms even if they have been… Read More »

Image control for model-driven apps

You may have seen the announcement: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/simple-image-control-for-model-driven-apps/ So, I was looking at it tonight and realized that I should probably take it for a spin on my phone. After all, one of the obvious scenarios would be to have a few image fields on the form so we could open that form on the mobile… Read More »

How to: not to get stuck on the required fields when creating a Power Automate Flow

Microsoft Dataverse has a somewhat unique interpretation of what a “required” field is. It’s a bit of “do as I say not as I do”. For example, I can’t create an account in the user interface not having “account name” populated (since it’s a required field): But, of course, behind the scene… whether through Excel… Read More »

Forms within forms

Out of a sudden, there is functionality now that we always wanted… and, yes, it went almost unnoticed. We can use main forms within other main forms now. As in the example below, I can edit primary contact information without even leaving the account form. And, then, I can do the same with the owner… Read More »

Incremental refresh for the Dataflows which are loading data from SQL to Dataverse

In one of the earlier posts this month I was seemingly unhappy about the missing “incremental refresh” option: https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics-crm/power-platform-dataflows-have-i-missed-incremental-refresh-option-somehow/ But, having thought about it a bit more, I don’t think it’s such a big issue. Not when working with the SQL data sources, at least. All we really need is a view that will pre-filter… Read More »

Canvas App on the Dashboard – how do we handle application url?

Environment variables can be very helpful in a lot of situations. Here is yet another scenario where I found them very useful the other day. Imagine you have a Canvas Application you wanted to display in a web resource. Maybe even on the dashboard… something like this: The app there is very simple, but it’s… Read More »