Tag Archives: PowerApps

Forms within forms

Out of a sudden, there is functionality now that we always wanted… and, yes, it went almost unnoticed. We can use main forms within other main forms now. As in the example below, I can edit primary contact information without even leaving the account form. And, then, I can do the same with the owner… Read More »

Canvas App on the Dashboard – how do we handle application url?

Environment variables can be very helpful in a lot of situations. Here is yet another scenario where I found them very useful the other day. Imagine you have a Canvas Application you wanted to display in a web resource. Maybe even on the dashboard… something like this: The app there is very simple, but it’s… Read More »

How to: intercept record assignment and keep it under the same team all the time?

There was a little unusual scenario to cover. With user-owned tables in Dataverse (see, I’m practicing different pieces of new terminology in the same sentence ), how do we keep all records under the same team? You might probably question the scenario to start with, and I’d be happy to just say that there is… Read More »

Promote to Admin and Check Access – two buttons we can use to investigate access issues

It might be yesterday’s news (or, at least, it’s probably at least a month old now) that we have “Check Access” button in the model-driven apps: This one is available from the command bar, and it allows us to check record access for any user in the system: It can also track record sharing –… Read More »

Power platform Dataflows – have I missed “Incremental refresh” option somehow?

This month seems to be all about data integration/data migration for me, so, even though I’m still using good old SSIS in many cases, I wanted to look at the Dataflows a little closer. After all, they don’t require any additional deployment/licensing – we just need to go to the maker portal and start building… Read More »

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 »

Power Platform Elephants

A few things happened recently which got me thinking about things we usually don’t talk about in the Power Platform world: Steve Mordue mentioned Dunning-Kruger Effect in his recent podcast/blog post:  https://stevemordue.com/microsoft-marching-masses-to-peak-of-mt-stupid/ Another fellow MVP, Olena Grischenko,  posted this interesting comment on Linkedin: “Doing lots of error handing in Power Automate recently Feels more and… Read More »