Tag Archives: Dynamics

Here is a riddle: “I am a readonly record, but I am still updatable in the user interface. What am I?”

Have you ever noticed there is at least one entity in the Model-Driven apps (and in Dynamics before) which would sometimes claim a form is read-only, but which would still be somewhat updatable in the user interface? Even more, this peculiar behavior may not be easily controlled through java scripts. See, you can update “Regarding” field… Read More »

A tricky Flow

I got a tricky Power Automate Flow the other day – it was boldly refusing to meet my expectations in what it was supposed to do. In retrospect, as much as I would want to say that it was all happening since Power Automate was in a bad mood, there seem to be a couple… Read More »

Bulk-loading inactive records to CDS

  When implementing ItAintBoring.Deployment powershell modules, I did not initially add support for the “status” and “status reason” fields. Usually, we don’t need to migrate inactive reference data, but there are always exceptions, and I just hit one the other day. Reality check. There is an updated version of the powershell script now, and there… Read More »

Environment Variables preview

  A number of folks have pointed out that solution environment variables are, now, in preview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/environmentvariables I was looking at it yesterday, and, it seems, I’m having a bit mixed emotions. Environment variables seem to represent a hybrid experience: we can work with them in the model-driven application, but we can also work with… Read More »

Self-Service Purchase Capabilities for Power Platform

  You may have heard of it already, but there is going to be a new way to purchase Power Platform services soon – Self-Service Purchase Capabilities are arriving in November: There is a corresponding FAQ page that answers some of the questions you may have: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/commerce/subscriptions/self-service-purchase-faq One thing to keep in mind, though, is… Read More »