Tag Archives: Dynamics

The challenges of using external data in the model-driven applications

Integrating external data with model-driven applications in the Microsoft Dataverse can be a challenging task for a number of reasons: Data volumes Storage costs API throttling and entitlement limits Technology limitations Lack of experience with the tools/technologies Vague requirements where a little change can affect the whole approach to the integration   In this post,… Read More »

Shared variables in Dataverse plugins. Surprise, surprise…

It’s a rare situation when 3 different Dataverse developers, all having quite a bit of experience with plugins, start talking about plugins functionality and can’t agree on how it actually works Yet, this is exactly what happened when Daryl LaBar suggested that I should be using shared variables to handle the problem described in the… Read More »

How to: re-use historical user input/selections to populate form controls

What if you wanted to populate model-driven app form controls based on the previous selections made by the same user? To give you a specific example: let’s say there is a location field on the form, and let’s say our user can travel between multiple locations. In both locations, this user is going to work… Read More »

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 »

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 »