Category Archives: Power Automate

“When an item is created” SQL trigger in Power Automate

There is a SQL Connector in Power Automate, and it has couple of triggers which are dependent on the IDENTITY/ROWVERSION columns in SQL: The existence of those two columns in the table is a pre-requisite for the trigger to work: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/sql/#when-an-item-is-created-(v2) There is a catch there, though, and I probably would not know about it… 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 »

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 »