Category Archives: Dynamics 365

Sometimes, we still do certain things using on-premise technologies. I just spent half of my day solving a strange problem with SSIS

It’s been a while since I wrote about SSIS – most of what we do these days is happening in the cloud. But, sometimes, we still need to resort to the old good time-proven technologies… such as SSIS. What’s the de-facto standard toolset of any Dynamics/PowerPlatform consultant who need to use SSIS? Well, that’s, of… Read More »

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 »