Category Archives: Power Platform

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 »

Flow connections and CI/CD

I am wondering if PowerAutomate flows can really be part of CI/CD when there are non-CDS connections? There seem to be a few problems here: Once deployed, the flow is turned off, and all non-CDS connections have to be re-wired in order to turn it on. That’s a manual step While re-wiring the connections, we’ll… Read More »

When would onSave form event occur in model-driven apps?

We can use three different functions to save a form: formContext.data.entity.save formContext.data.save formContext.data.refresh(true…)   Off the top of your head, do you know which one will result in the “onSave” form event and when? Those details might not be quite obvious when looking at the documentation for each of the functions separately, but there is… Read More »