Tag Archives: Power Platform

New solution designer is moving backwards – and that’s great! We can see hidden elements on the forms now!

It’s been a while since “treeview” experience had been added in the preview portal: https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics/have-you-visited-preview-version-of-the-maker-portal-lately-there-is-solution-treeview-there/ Now we can also see “hidden” elements in the form designer! Classic designer had some nice stuff, after all, and now those features are making their way back into the new designer. There is “created by” on the form below,… Read More »

Model-driven app configuration entity – the most unusual approach I’ve ever seen, but it works

I was looking at the Omnichannel lately, and , then, I realized something that might be worth sharing. You know how we would often create a configuration entity in our model-driven apps? Omnichannel is doing just that, but it’s taking it one step further. It provides multiple forms for the configuration entity so that each… Read More »

Why would you want to restart your portal?

It’s been a few days since my colleague had run into the error below with the Power Apps Portals: From the stacktrace, we can probably guess that the problem is related to the permissions somehow: Adxstudio.Xrm.Cms.Security.WebsiteAccessPermissionProvider.TryAssertRightProperty And, yes, this issues started to happen once an Administrator web role had been deleted. That did not happen… Read More »

Form component controls and field validations / event handlers

Form components controls (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/model-driven-apps/form-component-control) can be extremely useful. It may not look so, at the first glance, since, after all, what they give us is, essentially, one extra tab on the “main” table form. In that tab, we can display columns from the secondary table. This comes at the cost of not having access to… Read More »

Securing email details while keeping emails visible to all users

Sometimes, project requirements can take an interesting turn, and we may need to think of unusual solutions. Fortunately, we have powerful options up the sleeve, since, after all, we are not talking about some kind of a csv file here – it’s Microsoft Dataverse! So, when it comes to the activity tables in Power Platform,… Read More »

Power Platform Developers – what does the future hold?

It seems this old new debate is starting again, so now that Jukka and Natraj have posted great articles on the topic: https://jukkaniiranen.com/2021/04/democratizing-code/ https://dreamingincrm.com/2021/04/08/does-power-platform-need-developers-anymore/ I really can’t help but chime in, even if not on that same scale. See, I code. However, I used to write about it before, and I’m still stating the same:… Read More »