Category Archives: Power Platform

Power Automate word templates in Model-Driven apps – forms integration

Now that we went through the process of creating a Power Automate flow that’s using Word Template action, why don’t we get this integrated into a model-driven application?   Let’s first create a very simple invoice form. You should be able to do it easily (or you could use any other entity – I’m just… Read More »

CDS is Microsoft Dataverse!

There is another renaming, so just be aware: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/reshape-the-future-of-work-with-microsoft-dataverse-for-teams-now-generally-available/ And I can’t help but notice https://dataverse.org/ Well, I know it’s difficult to come up with good names these days since all of them have already been taken, but, quite frankly, what’s wrong with CDS, or, at least, how come Dataverse sounds better? Either way, it… Read More »

Excel Online connector vs Google Sheets connector

Recently, I happened to look into how google sheets connector works, and, to be honest, I was a little bit disappointed. First, I wanted to blame google. But, it turned out,  there is no hiding the fact that’s it’s been provided by Microsoft itself: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/googlesheet/ In general, this connector works. But there is one notable… Read More »

How to: verify principle object access directly from the Flow

If you ever tried using “List Records” action with the POA table (principalobjectaccess), you might have noticed it’s not showing up in the dropdown list: However, it’s easy to solve. You just need to know the “set” name for that table (which is “principalobjectaccessset”), and, then, you can enter that name as a custom value:… Read More »

Entities are Tables now, so what?

You have probably heard that Entities are Tables now? If not, have a look here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-ca/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/data-platform-intro#terminology-updates Well, am I thrilled about it? Am I concerned about it? Quite frankly, we should all get used, by now, to all those changes in the product names and/or in the terminology around Microsoft products. Sometimes, those changes are… Read More »