Category Archives: Power Automate

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 »

Using Environment Variables to configure Word Template action in the cloud flows

Power Automate word templates are much more fun to work with than the classic D365 word templates, yet we can happily use them in the model-driven app with a bit of javascript: https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics-crm/power-automate-word-templates-in-model-driven-apps-forms-integration/ However, how are we supposed to deploy flows containing “Populate a Microsoft Word Template” action in different environments so that each environment… Read More »

Why you should consider periodic / on demand refresh for the Canvas Apps / Flows

Have you ever noticed the following paragraph in the Canvas Apps coding guidelines? Periodically republishing your apps The PowerApps product team is continually optimizing the Power platform. Sometimes, for backwards compatibility, these optimizations will apply only to apps that are published by using a certain version or later. Therefore, we recommend that you periodically republish… Read More »