Category Archives: Power Automate

Add intelligent File Download button to your model-driven (or canvas) apps

How do we add file download button to the model-driven apps? To start with, why would we even want to do it? There can be some interesting scenarios there, one being to allow your users to download PowerAutomate-generated word templates (see my previous post). That, of course, requires some custom development, since you may want… Read More »

Using flow-generated word documents in model-driven apps

Document Templates have been available in model-driven apps for a while now – they are integrated with the model-driven apps, and it’s easy for the users to access them. They do have limitations, though. We cannot filter those documents, we can only use 1 level of relationships, on each relationship we can only load 100… Read More »

PowerAutomate Flow does not require change tracking to be enabled for a CDS entity

There was a quick discussion on linkedin yesterday where the post by Jerry Weinstock stating that change tracking must be enabled for the Flows to work was mentioned: https://www.crminnovation.com/blog/microsoft-flow-crm-change-tracking-option/ Given that I did not do anything with the Flows 3-4 years ago, and I never had to worry about change tracking recently, I was a… Read More »

CDS: How to receive notifications when a user gets added to/removed from the AD group team

AD group teams are not managed exactly the same way “native” teams are managed in CDS, and one difference seems to be that associate/disassociate events will not be triggered for such teams. However, this does not mean there is no way to respond to a change in the group membership, it just has to be… Read More »

Can we call a PowerAutomate Flow synchronously on create/update of a record?

It seems like a no-brainer question with a simple “no” answer; however, there was something that came up on Linkedin while discussing my other post about using CDS pre/post images with the Flow: https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics-crm/cds-post-images-and-cds-pre-images-in-powerautomate-flows/ What if, instead of using the service bus, we tried using “web hook” option in the Plugin Registration Tool? It does… Read More »