Tag Archives: PowerApps

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 »

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 »

Using application monitor to troubleshoot Model-Driven apps

You may have heard that we can now use Monitor with model-driven applications. It can provide some very useful context about the client-side behavior of your apps, but there is one option which may be particularly useful when troubleshooting end-user issues. It seems this process is supposed to be done through the “Invite” button below:… Read More »

We can now do column comparison with Fetch/Web API!

Wow, we’ve been asking about it for a (long) while: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-column-comparison-through-fetchxml-sdk-and-odata/ Do you want to do column comparison with Fetch? You can do it now – it’s only supported for a few conditions so far: Equal NotEqual GreaterThan GreaterEqual LessThan LessEqual   And it’s not, yet, supported in the UI query building tools (Advanced Find).… Read More »

Spooky scary licensing caught up with me again

Not without some help, but, it seems, I’ve just uncovered a skeleton in my closet. Which turned out to be this old blog post I wrote back in September 2019: Now, I stand corrected TWICE in just one day (just for the reference: https://crmtipoftheday.com/1372/synchronous-power-automate-flow-on-create-update-of-a-record/). That’s a little unusual feeling, but, well, the truth has to… Read More »