CDS ‘List Record’ action limitations : Power Automate
Dec11

CDS ‘List Record’ action limitations : Power Automate

We use ‘List Record’ action on an entity to retrieve multiple records . By default, This action retrieves maximum of 512 records. The flow would run successfully even if we have more records, but, it will return only the first 512 and skip other records. We came across this scenario and we didn’t realize that … Continue reading “CDS ‘List Record’ action limitations : Power… Continue...

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Microsoft Forms Pro: Licencing
Dec06

Microsoft Forms Pro: Licencing

Microsoft Forms Pro license is based on the number of survey responses received per month. The capacity is measured at the level of the tenant. For a tenant licensed for Dynamics 365 Enterprise, 2000 responses are free and the customer can choose to purchase additional responses in bundles of $ 100 per 2000 responses. For a … Continue reading “Microsoft Forms Pro: Licencing” Continue Reading Nagaraja...

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Using Service Principal in Power Automate/Flow
Dec06

Using Service Principal in Power Automate/Flow

Any CDS trigger or action requires a connection to CDS environment. While adding connection, we can choose to sign in with individual user account or Service Principal. If we choose to sign in with individual user , CDS action runs in that user context and in auditing it shows as the user performed that action. … Continue reading “Using Service Principal in Power Automate/Flow” Continue Reading Nagaraja...

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Terminate Control : Power Automate/Flow
Dec05

Terminate Control : Power Automate/Flow

Have you ever thought of terminating power automate/flow if condition is not met ? Recently I have come across this scenario and I used ‘Terminate’ control to achieve this. Terminate control gives you option to set the status (Failed , Succeeded , Cancelled , Custom Value ) . If you select Failed , it gives … Continue reading “Terminate Control : Power Automate/Flow” Continue Reading Nagaraja...

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Power BI Embedder : XrmToolBox
Dec05

Power BI Embedder : XrmToolBox

For developers, it is easy to embed a Power BI report into a form in a model driven app by tweaking form Xml. Power BI is a self analytics tool so that end users/ business users can easily build report and dashboards. What if we have a tool for business users which helps to embed … Continue reading “Power BI Embedder : XrmToolBox” Continue Reading Nagaraja Emmadisetty’s Article on their blog Power BI Embedder :...

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Disable Open Registration : Power Apps Portal
Dec04

Disable Open Registration : Power Apps Portal

Portal visitors can authenticate to Power Apps Portal by using local user credentials or external identity provider accounts. Visitors who are sent an invitation code (by the portal administrator) have the option to redeem the code in the process of signing up for a new user account. A new visitor can register for a new … Continue reading “Disable Open Registration : Power Apps Portal” Continue Reading Nagaraja...

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Tip: Sharing Power Automate with Groups
Dec03

Tip: Sharing Power Automate with Groups

Flow enables you to share flows with your colleagues either by adding them as co-owners or run-only users (for manual flows only). As co-owners, they have full edit permissions for the flow. As run-only users of manual flows, they can only run the flow. Not only individual users, we can add office 365 groups also … Continue reading “Tip: Sharing Power Automate with Groups” Continue Reading Nagaraja...

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Degree of Parallelism in Power Automate
Nov29

Degree of Parallelism in Power Automate

What is Degree of Parallelism ? The number of loop iterations that can run at the same time, or in parallel. Degree of Parallelism in Power Automate? Lets take a scenario of updating child records on update of parent record. One of the most used controls is ‘Apply Each’ which is used to process a … Continue reading “Degree of Parallelism in Power Automate” Continue Reading Nagaraja Emmadisetty’s Article on...

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When a record is created, updated or deleted trigger for CDS: Power Automate
Nov27

When a record is created, updated or deleted trigger for CDS: Power Automate

Earlier we were able to trigger Power Automate (Flow) on only one CDS trigger . i.e create, update or delete. Now, we have option to configure multiple triggers. If you are not able to view the trigger , you might be using the wrong connector. There are 2 connectors available for CDS in Power Automate … Continue reading “When a record is created, updated or deleted trigger for CDS: Power… Continue Reading Nagaraja...

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Remember grid state feature: Unified Interface grid
Nov26

Remember grid state feature: Unified Interface grid

I remember filtering records in the view, navigate to the record , and return to the grid , and the filter is gone. It was very frustrating to filter the grid again and again. Now ,this is improved. As part of 2019 release wave 2, several updates have been made to Unified Interface grid . … Continue reading “Remember grid state feature: Unified Interface grid” Continue Reading Nagaraja Emmadisetty’s Article on...

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Geocoding Account addresses
Nov23

Geocoding Account addresses

What is Geocoding? It means providing geographical coordinates(longitude and latitude) corresponding to a location. Why we need to Geocode Account addresses ?  it’s important to geocode each service account record with latitude and longitude values so that when you generate work orders for that service location, the work order inherits the coordinates and the system … Continue reading… Continue Reading Nagaraja...

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Using View Layout Replicator : XrmToolBox
Nov20

Using View Layout Replicator : XrmToolBox

XrmToolBox can be used to simplify many activities. Most of Dynamics 365 CE developers might have used XrmToolBox atleast once. Recently We had a requirement to change CRM views layout . We have 10 views that look like same but with different filter criteria. Obviously, I am not going to change layout for each and … Continue reading “Using View Layout Replicator : XrmToolBox” Continue Reading Nagaraja...

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Power Automate vs Azure Logic Apps
Nov19

Power Automate vs Azure Logic Apps

Have you ever wondered when to use what between Azure Logic Apps and Power Automate/Flow ? This article is not intended to provide in depth answer. But I would like to mention a few basic points that can help in our decision making. Flow is SaaS. Logic App is PaaS. Both are cloud based services … Continue reading “Power Automate vs Azure Logic Apps” Continue Reading Nagaraja Emmadisetty’s Article on their blog...

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Power Automate : Change sets feature
Nov18

Power Automate : Change sets feature

To understand this feature better, Lets take an example of Banking transactions. I am from India . Currently working in Netherlands. I usually transfer money from my NL account to IND account almost every month. Deduction from my NL account and Credit into my IND account are part of a single transaction. What does it … Continue reading “Power Automate : Change sets feature” Continue Reading Nagaraja...

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Embedding Charts in PowerApps/D365 Partner Portals
Nov15

Embedding Charts in PowerApps/D365 Partner Portals

Introduction: This post explains how to embed charts in PowerApps/D365 Portals. Step 1: Get GUIDs of chart and view used in the chart Step 2: Navigate to ‘Web Templates’ and search for dashboard. By default, there would be a web template named ‘Partner Dashboard’ if we install Partner Portal. If we don’t have by default, … Continue reading “Embedding Charts in PowerApps/D365 Partner…...

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Update Business Process Flow stages using Power Automate/Microsoft Flow
Nov13

Update Business Process Flow stages using Power Automate/Microsoft Flow

Recently, I have come across a requirement to update business process stage automatically on update of status field. The status field is updated by external users via PowerApps Portal. We can achieve this many ways . Writing custom code can be an option . But I thought of using Power Automate. ( Microsoft Flow is … Continue reading “Update Business Process Flow stages using Power… Continue Reading Nagaraja...

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Changing Website Icon/favicon for a Portal
Nov10

Changing Website Icon/favicon for a Portal

As part of re branding, we may need to change the website icon/ favicon (in web technology terms) according to our needs. Here are steps . Step 1: Login to the portal with admin credentials. Step 2: Navigate to Home Page. And click on children , find favicon.ico . Click on edit button and attach … Continue reading “Changing Website Icon/favicon for a Portal” Continue Reading Nagaraja Emmadisetty’s Article on...

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Announcing RPA, enhanced security, no-code virtual agents, and more for Microsoft Power Platform
Nov08

Announcing RPA, enhanced security, no-code virtual agents, and more for Microsoft Power Platform

Microsoft Ignite 2019, Microsoft is announcing more major updates to the Microsoft Power Platform that unlock new possibilities, including: Microsoft Flow is being renamed to Microsoft Power Automate, to better align with the Microsoft Power Platform. Robotic process automation (RPA) has been added to Microsoft Power Automate, delivering an end-to-end automation solution that spans AI, …

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