Category Archives: Power Automate

Is it a Cloud Flow or is it a Web Page? How to create a simple unsubscribe page without breaking a sweat.

Come to think of it, a Power Automate cloud flow with an HTTP trigger and a response action is not that different from a web page for the outside world. Just look at this: If I had contact id passed to this flow as a query parameter, I could use Dataverse connector to set “do… Read More »

How to: track the timestamp of your power automate flow last successful run

Occasionally, you’d probably want to know the time stamp of the last successful run of your power automate flow. For example, you might be working on the data synchronization, and you might need to track those timestamps somehow. Which is a bit of a problem, it seems. You might try following Linn’s blog here: https://linnzawwin.blogspot.com/2020/08/get-flow-run-by-using-dynamics-365cds.html… Read More »

Using Power Automate to get the list of users an app has been shared with?

Have you ever wanted to get the list of users a canvas app has been shared with? Of course you could go to the maker portal and look at it there: But you can also do it in your flows easily (assuming you have permissions). There is Power Apps for Admins Connector: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/powerappsforadmins/ And it… Read More »

Flow execution “within context” of the app

If you look at the Power Apps licensing guide, you will see that flow execution is, usually, permitted within app context: That same wording applies to pretty much all licence types, including Dynamics 365. And there is a corresponding note in the Power Apps Licensing FAQs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/powerapps-flow-licensing-faq Question, though. How do you read this? For… Read More »

How to: add a ribbon button that calls a Power Automate flow (and downloads generated document as a result)

If you ever wanted to add a ribbon button that would be calling a flow (one usage scenario for this is to start sing Power BI Paginated Reports and/or Power Automat Word Templates to generate documents/reports), there is a sample script below which you could use to achieve just that. Here is how the user… Read More »

Here is an Azure Function that’s using Power BI Rest API. Although, it is still no faster than Power BI connector

Earlier this month, I blogged about how “Export to File for Paginated Reports” action seems to be relatively slow (even when compared to doing the export manually from the Power BI Service): https://www.itaintboring.com/power-automate/export-to-file-for-paginated-reports-execution-time/ So, I thought, maybe an alternative could be to write custom code which would be using Power BI Rest API to do… Read More »