Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 Highlights
Jul15

Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 Highlights

Excitement is in the air, we’re moving towards something new. Like a newborn turtle moving towards the waves. This week the 2021 Release Wave 2 Release Plans were made available and we have new features as well as lots of improvements to look forward to! This blog post contains highlights from a few different perspectives. Somehow all of them are from my own perspective off course. After all,… Continue Reading...

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Power Automate Desktop Example – Downloading Image From Email To Network Drive
Jun26

Power Automate Desktop Example – Downloading Image From Email To Network Drive

After watching the RPA (Robotic Process Automation) demo from Steve Winward Real-Life Use case using AI Builder Form Processing with Power Automate Desktop I have been looking for ways to utilize Power Automate Desktop Flows in order to make my life a little easier. Yesterday like every day I started clicking through the emails that I receive from my kids schools. I open each email, download… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Enable the Export to PDF Button Ribbon Button
Jun24

Enable the Export to PDF Button Ribbon Button

Dataverse allows you to easily generate your Word Templates as PDF files. Last year they expanded the functionality beyone just the out of the box sales entities to all custom entities. In order to enable the functionality though you need to do some configuration. Below are the different methods in which you can turn the PDF generation on or off for entities. Note: Aftert updating these… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Open Model Apps Url Using Unique Name
Jun23

Open Model Apps Url Using Unique Name

When generating links for records, lists or reports in a Dataverse environment it is important that they open the specific application they relate to so users have the best experience. To see more details about generating links for Dataverse click here. This image shows the message bar displayed within Dataverse when you open a link not directed to a specific application. Previously in order to… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Return Error in Power Automate When Using Try/Catch Scopes
Jun22

Return Error in Power Automate When Using Try/Catch Scopes

When utilizing scopes within Power Automate to create a try/catch/finally statement it can be useful to provide additional details about any errors that occurred within the try block. The example below shows how to get the results of a try block after it has failed and return that information. To replicate this do the following: Add a Control – Scope action called ‘Try’Add another Control -… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Role Replicator – XrmToolBox Tool
Jun22

Role Replicator – XrmToolBox Tool

Santosh, he of Role Documenter fame, highlighted to me that one of his tools has fallen by the wayside. He is a busy man and has not found time to keep this tool up to date. XrmToolBox and the underlying Microsoft tooling, has changed quite significantly over the years; like any software project, it needs to be updated regularly to keep in line. I have helped him out bring the tool back and… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Custom Process Action vs Custom API in Dataverse
Jun09

Custom Process Action vs Custom API in Dataverse

I recently had the opportunity to utilize the new Custom API functionality within Dataverse. I had previously used Custom Process Actions and was a little confused as to the difference and why i would want to use the Custom API functionality. After digging through the documentation I finally discovered the major difference is this… The use case I was working on only returned data to the… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Calling Dataverse Web API in PowerShell using Client Credentials
Jun09

Calling Dataverse Web API in PowerShell using Client Credentials

Connecting to Dataverse using PowerShell can be very helpful for data migrations and use within Azure DevOps. Connecting to an instance in a non-interactive way can be tricky though. This article will provide you the links you need for creation and App registration and adding the app user to your environment. You can then utilize the script provided to call Web API requests including ones you… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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How to work with OOB many to many Dataverse relationships
Jun05

How to work with OOB many to many Dataverse relationships

Learn how to work with OOB many to many Dataverse relationships in canvas apps – how to display, create and delete related records! The post How to work with OOB many to many Dataverse relationships appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to work with OOB many to many Dataverse relationships | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict The example we will be using to...

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Bringing your Dataverse data to Azure Synapse
Jun03

Bringing your Dataverse data to Azure Synapse

Often when we set up a Business Application based on a Dataverse database, we are asked to make data available for reporting purposes or simply to feed a third-party database that will be consumed later.We could imagine at first to build an interface to send the data and no matter the target system, but this requires a certain architecture and integration complexity: we would have to replicate… Continue Reading Allan De...

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How to work with many to one Dataverse relationships
Jun03

How to work with many to one Dataverse relationships

Learn how to work with many to one Dataverse relationships in canvas apps – how to display, create and delete related records! The post How to work with many to one Dataverse relationships appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to work with many to one Dataverse relationships | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict The example we will be using to look at many to...

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How to work with one to many Dataverse relationships
Jun02

How to work with one to many Dataverse relationships

Learn how to work with one to many Dataverse relationships in canvas apps – how to display, create and delete related records! The post How to work with one to many Dataverse relationships appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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How to master Dataverse relationships in canvas apps!
Jun01

How to master Dataverse relationships in canvas apps!

A detailed blog series that will help you work with and master the rich set of relationships that Dataverse provides in canvas apps! The post How to master Dataverse relationships in canvas apps! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to master Dataverse relationships in canvas apps! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Dataverse is more than just a database...

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Microsoft Build 2021 – 10 highlights from a Power Platform perspective
May28

Microsoft Build 2021 – 10 highlights from a Power Platform perspective

This week Microsoft Build was held and as usual there were lots of announcements. Some completely new features and glimpses of the future were introduced as well as some concepts that are being rebranded and “upgraded” to new levels. In this blog post I will share some highlights that I picked up. This is all from my own perspective, do read the MS Build BOOK OF NEWS. Throughout this post I… Continue Reading...

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Raspberry Pi Pinout Terminal Command
May24

Raspberry Pi Pinout Terminal Command

When i first started workign with the Raspberry Pi i found myself constantly searching for images of the pinout and then printing it. Finally I found there is a simple command within bash for all that information when you have the Pi OS installed. 🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦 pinout Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson (RAW)’s Article on their blog Raspberry Pi Pinout Terminal Command When i first started workign with the Raspberry Pi i found myself...

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.NET Core on Raspberry Pi – Access to the path is denied
May24

.NET Core on Raspberry Pi – Access to the path is denied

After installing the .NET Core sdk on my Raspberry Pi I received the following error when attempting to create a new console application using the ‘dotnet new console’ command. pi@raspberrypi:~/IoT/FirstProject $ dotnet new consoleSystem.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path ‘/home/pi/.dotnet/5.0.203.toolpath.sentinel’ is denied. —> System.IO.IOException: Permission denied —… Continue Reading...

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Error Connecting to Raspberry Pi in VS Code After Reset
May24

Error Connecting to Raspberry Pi in VS Code After Reset

While utilizing the Remote Development tools to connecto to a raspberry pi board using SSH I encountered the following error after doing a full OS reset on the pi board. The detailed error within the VS code console was the following. WARNING: POSSIBLE DNS SPOOFING DETECTED! @ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ The ECDSA host key for raspberrypi.local has changed, and… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Team Member License Enforcement in GCC
May13

Team Member License Enforcement in GCC

If you have custom applications built on Dynamics/Dataverse within the US Government Community Cloud (GCC) and only have Team user license that were purchased after October 2018 your apps screen may soon like like the one above. These Team licenses were designed for access to very specific first party apps. Customer Service Team MemberSales Team MemberProject Resource Hub For a long time the… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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How to get (almost) all Flow runs
May09

How to get (almost) all Flow runs

The beauty of Power Platform is that with the access to Power Automate APIs (almost) anyone can use them and enhance the functionality. In my case I needed to get Power Automate flow run history. It’s available via the call to “https://management.azure.com/providers/Microsoft.ProcessSimple/scopes/admin/environments/${environment}/flows/${flow}/runs?api-version=2016-11-01“, where the… Continue Reading...

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How to calculate the height of a flexible height gallery!
May07

How to calculate the height of a flexible height gallery!

Flexible height galleries, although useful, can be painful if you want to calculate the exact height. Learn how to do that! The post How to calculate the height of a flexible height gallery! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to calculate the height of a flexible height gallery! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Flexible height galleries are very...

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Using Power Automate and Graph API to manage External access to Teams
May06

Using Power Automate and Graph API to manage External access to Teams

MCJ and I presented API’s – The most powerful tool, anyone can use! for D365 UG and Swiss Power Saturday recently and I thought it would be good to share the Cloud Flow I created to automate the onboarding of external users to a Microsoft Team. This is usually an admin driven activity – A team owner will have to type in the email address for each guest they want to add, rather than… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Power Automate Custom Connectors – Import Postman v2 Collection
May05

Power Automate Custom Connectors – Import Postman v2 Collection

There are many tools you can utilize to develop Power Automate custom connectors including Postman and Swagger Inspector. I prefer to utilize Postman but recent updates to the product no longer make it possible to export to a v1 collection. This is unfortunate because the Power Automate custom connector site only allows upload of v1 collections. Luckily APIMATIC allows you to convert the… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Fusion Teams, multiple hats and future possibilities
May01

Fusion Teams, multiple hats and future possibilities

What are Fusion Teams? What are the future possibilities for pro developers working with low-code platforms such as Power Platform? What are the future possibilities for a Power Platform consultant as concepts like CoE Starter Kit are introduced and organizations are starting to embrace the citizen developer approach and build more solutions themselves? Lately, people in the community have… Continue Reading...

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Let a book be your guide to the low-code aspects of Power Platform
Apr25

Let a book be your guide to the low-code aspects of Power Platform

As mentioned in my previous blog post, for some time ago an opportunity came up to do a review of a new book written by MVP Julian Sharp. I took this opportunity, reviewed the book and scheduled for the exam. I passed it and all of a sudden I had inspiration for writing about Microsoft Certifications. Both in general, take a look at this blog post, and PL-200 in particular, which I wrote about… Continue Reading...

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Site Map Documenter
Apr20

Site Map Documenter

In my never-ending journey to document everything in the Power Platform, I thought I would take a crack at Site Maps. You know, the list of stuff on the left-hand side of a model-driven app. Again, as a consultant, it needs documenting and Microsoft doesn’t provide a tool to do so. Tanguy Touzard, the wizard behind XrmToolBox has already got an app to edit Site maps, which I piggy backed… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Preparing for PL-200 Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant
Apr16

Preparing for PL-200 Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant

In my previous blog post I shared some experience from taking Microsoft certifications. In that blog post I mentioned that for some time ago an opportunity came up to do a review of a new book written by MVP Julian Sharp. This is the book: Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide: Learn how to customize and configure Microsoft Power Platform and prepare for the PL-200… Continue Reading...

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Microsoft Power Platform Certifications Dos and Don’ts
Apr15

Microsoft Power Platform Certifications Dos and Don’ts

For some time ago an opportunity came up to do a review of a new book written by MVP Julian Sharp. I took that opportunity and lots of good things came with it – one thing being inspiration for writing new blog posts. I will dedicate a whole future blog post to Julian’s book – stay tuned! Until then, I’ll tell you a bit about my experience from taking Microsoft certification exams. I have… Continue...

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Custom Virtual Tables: Perform CRUD operations to another system
Apr05

Custom Virtual Tables: Perform CRUD operations to another system

When it comes to interfacing with another system, the possibilities are numerous and depend on many characteristics of the system, but also on performance, integration model, data, security, functional objectives, etc.We won’t go into detail about all this, but we will focus on a brand-new feature, in fact we prefer to talk about an improvement of a feature that has existed for a while:… Continue Reading Allan De...

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How to create custom errors in Power Apps!
Mar19

How to create custom errors in Power Apps!

A detailed explanation of how you can add additional error handling to your Power Apps resulting in better user experience! The post How to create custom errors in Power Apps! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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Horizontally Scroll A Large Power Apps Gallery
Mar11

Horizontally Scroll A Large Power Apps Gallery

So you have a lot of data to display but the screen in Power Apps isn’t large enough. My friend Ronald Sease recently showed me how to create a gallery in Power Apps that you can scroll horizontally. It’s a simple but powerful solution utilizing a horizontal container and a vertical gallery. Demo Instructions First add a Horizontal container to your screen. Set the LayoutOverflowX property… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Mockaroo Data Munger – Data Sets
Mar08

Mockaroo Data Munger – Data Sets

Working with demo or test data, you normally need a set of data rather than one table. For instance, for a Customer Insights demo, I would want hundreds of accounts, thousands of contacts associated with those accounts and tens of thousands of cases associated with the contacts. This will have to be realistic, randomised data that shows the last 3-6 months rather than a stale set of data. The… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Microsoft Ignite highlights
Mar06

Microsoft Ignite highlights

This week the virtual event Microsoft Ignite was held. During Ignite we can expect announcements, demos and customer stories being told. I watched a few sessions and some of my colleagues wondered if I would write a summary about it so I thought I will do just that. In this blog post I will summarize the highlights for Power Platform and Dynamics 365. Satya Nadella opened up together… Continue Reading carinamclaesson’s...

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Zero state – How to improve UX with images!
Feb28

Zero state – How to improve UX with images!

A quick tip about how to add zero state illustrations to your Power Apps to enhance user experience & increase user adoption! The post Zero state – How to improve UX with images! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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Y – Yes/No data card in Power Apps for better UX!
Feb26

Y – Yes/No data card in Power Apps for better UX!

A guide to replace the default data card control i.e. combo box with a toggle control for Yes/No fields in Dataverse & Dataverse for Teams! The post Y – Yes/No data card in Power Apps for better UX! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Y – Yes/No data card in Power Apps for better UX! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict A form has multiple data...

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Coming together for Jonas Rapp!
Feb26

Coming together for Jonas Rapp!

In the latest episode of XrmToolCast, me and my fellow MVPs Gustaf Westerlund and Benedikt Bergmann come together as Daryl’s guest, in order to do something for MVP Jonas Rapp, who is currently hospitalized. We talk about what has happened and we encourage the listeners to show their support (and appreciation) to Jonas by making a donation to his FetchXML Builder PayPal account. Jonas has… Continue Reading...

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X – Creating X records in a collection using Sequence
Feb25

X – Creating X records in a collection using Sequence

A quick tip about Sequence function to easily add multiple records to a gallery or to simply loop through n number of times in Power Apps! The post X – Creating X records in a collection using Sequence appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog X – Creating X records in a collection using Sequence | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Sequence is a very...

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Wrap Count – How to change the layout of Power Apps galleries
Feb24

Wrap Count – How to change the layout of Power Apps galleries

A quick illustration of how to add columns to vertical and rows to horizontal galleries by modifying their wrap count! The post Wrap Count – How to change the layout of Power Apps galleries appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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Variables – What happens when global & context var have the same name?
Feb23

Variables – What happens when global & context var have the same name?

A quick tip about the two types of variables in Power Apps – global and context – and why you shouldn’t name them the same! The post Variables – What happens when global & context var have the same name? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Variables – What happens when global & context var have the same name? | Hardit...

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User – How to fetch current user’s details in Power Apps
Feb22

User – How to fetch current user’s details in Power Apps

A quick tip about fetching some basic details of the current logged in user to add a personal touch to your Power Apps! The post User – How to fetch current user’s details in Power Apps appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog User – How to fetch current user’s details in Power Apps | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict A quick tip about...

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Tables – How to create tables in Power Apps
Feb21

Tables – How to create tables in Power Apps

A quick tip about creating ad hoc tables in Power Apps, with and without the Table function, for creating navigation or filter menus! The post Tables – How to create tables in Power Apps appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Tables – How to create tables in Power Apps | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict A quick tip about creating ad hoc tables in Power...

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SaveData – How to persist your Power Apps sessions!
Feb21

SaveData – How to persist your Power Apps sessions!

Do your apps restart after switching tabs in Teams losing all unsaved changes? Learn how to make your app sessions persistent using SaveData! The post SaveData – How to persist your Power Apps sessions! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog SaveData – How to persist your Power Apps sessions! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Do your apps restart...

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Descriptions help!
Feb20

Descriptions help!

Did you know, that if you add a description to a field when defining entity field table column (A), that would appear as a hint in Power Automate flow designer (B)? A good example when documentation pays off. A. Description in the tables’ column definition B. Power Automate hint Enjoy building! Continue Reading gr.and’s Article on their blog Descriptions help! Did you know, that if you add a description to a field when...

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Reset – How to reset a Power Apps gallery?
Feb19

Reset – How to reset a Power Apps gallery?

A quick tip to illustrate how to reset a gallery and not have any record selected when the Reset function is called! The post Reset – How to reset a Power Apps gallery? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Reset – How to reset a Power Apps gallery? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Reset is a function I use pretty often. It resets a control to its...

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Quotes – Should you use single or double in Power Apps?
Feb18

Quotes – Should you use single or double in Power Apps?

A quick tip explaining the difference between single quotes and double quotes, when to use which in Power Apps! The post Quotes – Should you use single or double in Power Apps? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Quotes – Should you use single or double in Power Apps? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict There are certain concepts that are very...

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Phone camera – How to switch cameras on Power Apps mobile!
Feb17

Phone camera – How to switch cameras on Power Apps mobile!

A quick top explaining how to allow users to pick the camera they want to use on mobile devices that have more than 1 cameras! The post Phone camera – How to switch cameras on Power Apps mobile! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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OnStart – How to optimize app loading experience!
Feb16

OnStart – How to optimize app loading experience!

A quick tip to ensure all data gets loaded in the OnStart before users are navigated away from the loading screen! The post OnStart – How to optimize app loading experience! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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New screens – How to speed up Power Apps dev using templates!
Feb15

New screens – How to speed up Power Apps dev using templates!

A quick tip about speeding up your app creation process – by using different screen templates for phone & tablet layout! The post New screens – How to speed up Power Apps dev using templates! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog New screens – How to speed up Power Apps dev using templates! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict The basic...

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Media controls in Power Apps – How to improve user experience!
Feb14

Media controls in Power Apps – How to improve user experience!

A quick tip about how to improve user experience when using media controls in your apps – show controls & don’t auto start! The post Media controls in Power Apps – How to improve user experience! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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LastSubmit – How to fetch the last submitted record in Power Apps
Feb13

LastSubmit – How to fetch the last submitted record in Power Apps

A quick overview describing how to fetch the last successfully submitted record using the LastSubmit property of an Edit form in Power Apps! The post LastSubmit – How to fetch the last submitted record in Power Apps appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog LastSubmit – How to fetch the last submitted record in Power Apps | Hardit Bhatia: The Power...

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Keyboard – How to control the keyboard type on mobile
Feb13

Keyboard – How to control the keyboard type on mobile

A guide to add visibility into a property of text input control that allows different keyboards to show up for text input fields! The post Keyboard – How to control the keyboard type on mobile appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Keyboard – How to control the keyboard type on mobile | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict One of the biggest complaints I...

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