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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PL-200 – Power Platform Functional Consultant
Feb12

PL-200 – Power Platform Functional Consultant

I have finally got round to taking this exam, I have only just (well it feels like) passed MB-200 and so when this exam was announced, I was a bit “meh” about it. Thankfully, the amazing Julian Sharp asked for people to review his new book Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide and I jumped at the opportunity. As ever, I used Mind Maps to assist me in… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Jump start – How to speed up Power Apps dev with components!
Feb11

Jump start – How to speed up Power Apps dev with components!

A quick overview of how to jump start your Power Apps development cycle – by using easy reusable components! The post Jump start – How to speed up Power Apps dev with components! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Jump start – How to speed up Power Apps dev with components! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Power Apps, as we all know, is a...

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5 tips for Power Apps citizen developers
Feb11

5 tips for Power Apps citizen developers

In this article our pro developers share some tips with budding citizen developers looking to start their journey with Power Apps. Power Apps is Microsoft’s low code application development platform. It comes with 100’s of connectors and templates available out of the box, a simple drag and drop editor and a marketplace full of applications. It’s the perfect tool for anyone looking to  improve how things work in their part...

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Icons – How to increase performance!
Feb10

Icons – How to increase performance!

A quick tip to reduce the number of the controls in your app by reusing them to help make your apps more performant! The post Icons – How to increase performance! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Icons – How to increase performance! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict One of the goals of any maker is to improve the performance of their apps. You...

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Hyperlinks – How to launch web pages & apps in Power Apps!
Feb09

Hyperlinks – How to launch web pages & apps in Power Apps!

A quick walkthrough of the Launch function in Power Apps – a function used to launch a webpage or another app from within an app! The post Hyperlinks – How to launch web pages & apps in Power Apps! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Hyperlinks – How to launch web pages & apps in Power Apps! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict The Launch...

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Galleries vs Data Tables – How to pick between the two in Power Apps?
Feb08

Galleries vs Data Tables – How to pick between the two in Power Apps?

A detailed comparison of galleries & data tables – the two controls that can be used to display a list of records in Power Apps The post Galleries vs Data Tables – How to pick between the two in Power Apps? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Galleries vs Data Tables – How to pick between the two in Power Apps? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power...

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Formulas – How to learn the 170+ Power Apps formulas?
Feb07

Formulas – How to learn the 170+ Power Apps formulas?

Want to learn all Power Apps formulas? Here is a complete reference of all formulas with over 150 illustrations and interactive examples! The post Formulas – How to learn the 170+ Power Apps formulas? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Formulas – How to learn the 170+ Power Apps formulas? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict When I started with Power...

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Edit vs Display – Which is the better form?
Feb06

Edit vs Display – Which is the better form?

A quick comparison of the different types of forms in Power Apps – Edit form and display form – to learn which one should you use and why! The post Edit vs Display – Which is the better form? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Edit vs Display – Which is the better form? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Forms are one of the most...

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Install/Configure Power Apps Mobile for U.S. Government and DoD User
Feb06

Install/Configure Power Apps Mobile for U.S. Government and DoD User

For those working in the U.S. Government or DoD/Military space needing the Power Apps mobile application on your phone, an additional step of selecting a region must be taken before you attempt to sign-in. Microsoft has three separate regions listed below where U.S. Government information is stored, for additional information click here. < ul>US Government GCCUS Government CGG HighUS Government… Continue Reading Rick A....

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Logic Apps to Visio – XrmToolBox Tool
Feb06

Logic Apps to Visio – XrmToolBox Tool

So, we all know Power Automate Cloud Flows are basically Logic Apps right? Which means I should be able to document them and convert to Visios in the same way as my Flow To Visio Tool right? Actually, it is true! After numerous requests, I finally got round to doing it. TLDR; I have included the ability to document Logic Apps in the Flow to Visio tool. < h3>Document Logic Apps… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s Article on...

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Delegation in Power Apps – How to identify and test!
Feb05

Delegation in Power Apps – How to identify and test!

A quick overview of delegation – what it is, how to test and easily identify delegation issues in Power Apps! The post Delegation in Power Apps – How to identify and test! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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“When a record is selected” trigger error in Power Automate
Feb05

“When a record is selected” trigger error in Power Automate

“When a record is selected” trigger is a wonderful things that allows you to run flows on one or several records as selected by a user. In addition to that, these flows also run in that user’s context – so all connections would be established under that user. However, in some scenarios, when I tried to run the flow on some records I got this not particularly helpful error. As you may… Continue Reading...

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Combo box or Dropdown? Who is the winner?
Feb04

Combo box or Dropdown? Who is the winner?

A quick comparison of two Power Apps controls that are used to present options to users – combo box and dropdown. Which one should you use? The post Combo box or Dropdown? Who is the winner? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Combo box or Dropdown? Who is the winner? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Two very commonly used Power Apps control to present...

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Background images for Power Apps screens – the right way!
Feb03

Background images for Power Apps screens – the right way!

Do you use images in your Power Apps? Here is a quick tip describing the best way to add background images to Power Apps screens! The post Background images for Power Apps screens – the right way! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Background images for Power Apps screens – the right way! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Power Apps are just apps...

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Add Picture vs Camera Control – Who is the winner?
Feb02

Add Picture vs Camera Control – Who is the winner?

A comparison between the Add Picture control and the Camera control in Power Apps to figure out the best control for taking pictures! The post Add Picture vs Camera Control – Who is the winner? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Add Picture vs Camera Control – Who is the winner? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Taking pictures through Power Apps...

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A-Z: 26 tips! Learn how to improve your Power Apps!
Feb01

A-Z: 26 tips! Learn how to improve your Power Apps!

26 Power Apps tips that will help make app makers create better apps – easy and simple to follow! One tip for each alphabet! The post A-Z: 26 tips! Learn how to improve your Power Apps! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog A-Z: 26 tips! Learn how to improve your Power Apps! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Lunch and learns are fun! And we had a series of...

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Introducing Power Wiki!
Feb01

Introducing Power Wiki!

Today Power Wiki was launched. What is Power Wiki? Power Wiki combines sources for Power Platform related content from Microsoft and from the Community. Search for a topic, get a quick overview and find out where you can go to get more inspiration and find the answers you need. Use the categories in order to find content relevant for you. Point your Power Platform newbie friends to the… Continue Reading carinamclaesson’s...

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Office365Users Connector – Get rid of this warning!
Jan29

Office365Users Connector – Get rid of this warning!

A quick fix for an issue that you encounter when using functions like UserPhotoV2 of the Office365Users connector in Power Apps The post Office365Users Connector – Get rid of this warning! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Office365Users Connector – Get rid of this warning! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict The Office365Users connector provides a...

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2021 Release Wave 1 – First impressions
Jan27

2021 Release Wave 1 – First impressions

The Release Wave 1 Release Plans are out! You find them here: Microsoft Power Platform 2021 release wave 1 plan and Dynamics 365 2021 release wave 1 plan. Don’t forget that some new features are made available as early access and there is an early opt-in option. Then features will roll out from April to September. Also remember to keep an eye on the change log chapters in the Release Plans…. Continue Reading...

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Weird combo box OnChange behavior – Should it trigger or not?
Jan08

Weird combo box OnChange behavior – Should it trigger or not?

A weird behavior in which a combo box’s OnChange gets triggered even when the user doesn’t change the selected items of the combo box. The post Weird combo box OnChange behavior – Should it trigger or not? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Weird combo box OnChange behavior – Should it trigger or not? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict...

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Power Apps galleries – how to auto scroll!
Jan06

Power Apps galleries – how to auto scroll!

Learn how to auto scroll a Power Apps gallery to any record within the gallery in turn improving user experience. The post Power Apps galleries – how to auto scroll! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Power Apps galleries – how to auto scroll! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Galleries are one of the most useful controls in Power Apps. Most times...

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Implementing Dataverse Custom APIs (a.k.a new Custom Actions)
Jan05

Implementing Dataverse Custom APIs (a.k.a new Custom Actions)

It’s been a while since we heard Microsoft’s desire to make Custom Actions and Workflows obsolete. For Workflows this seems to be quite logic since the availability of Power Automate and even if they are not synchronous we can always find a workaround by creating a plug-in. For Custom Actions this was more problematic because in this case not all scenarios can be replaced, for example if we… Continue Reading Allan De...

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Looking back at 2020 – The world got virtual and two types of t(T)eams were in the center of attention
Dec30

Looking back at 2020 – The world got virtual and two types of t(T)eams were in the center of attention

The year is coming to an end and it is time to write a summary of what this year has been all about. Without a doubt this year will go down the history books, even though most of us would rather want to forget about it. At the end of this year I am grateful for what I have, starting with my health, my family and friends and their health. These things that matters the most, but most years we… Continue Reading...

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Role Documenter – XrmToolBox Tool
Dec22

Role Documenter – XrmToolBox Tool

As you can see from the various tools I have produced this year, documentation is the bane of my life. I love developing, coding and producing solutions, but invariably end up at a customer with the unenviable task of documenting either the solution we have developed or one that has been in situ for a while. One of those daunting documentation tasks is security roles. Imagine being able to… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Error handling model in Power Automate
Dec05

Error handling model in Power Automate

Since the Power Automates were announced and their use democratized, especially with the concept of citizen developer, they are now an integral part of our daily developer/customizer life. As it is now strongly recommended to use Flows rather than classic Workflows (Dataverse), it is imperative to be familiar with them!As we know, there are many Trigger for these Flows (Scheduled, Automated,… Continue Reading Allan De...

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Fundraising and Engagement for D365 Sales
Nov30

Fundraising and Engagement for D365 Sales

There is a new app on the block. At the end of October, Microsoft announced their latest pitch to drive adoption of Dynamics in the Non-Profit sector. They have been using their Tech for Social Impact initiative to brilliant effect over the last couple of year, introducing and encouraging adoption of a Common Data Model across development partners, not just Microsoft, to reduce the burden of… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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What is Dataverse for Teams, when to use it and when not to?
Nov17

What is Dataverse for Teams, when to use it and when not to?

A few weeks has passed since Microsoft Ignite and me and Amanda last spoke about our two worlds colliding. To refresh your mind; Amanda is working with productivity, collaboration and Microsoft 365 and you can find her blog here. Our previous common article had the title “The best from both worlds – Office Apps & Services and BizApps combined”. Our different worlds are colliding for sure and… Continue Reading...

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Bye bye CDS and Project Oakdale, hello Microsoft Dataverse and Microsoft Dataverse for Teams
Nov16

Bye bye CDS and Project Oakdale, hello Microsoft Dataverse and Microsoft Dataverse for Teams

Microsoft Dataverse, former Common Data Service (CDS), is the data source we have as back-end for our model-driven Power Apps and in some cases also for our Canvas Power Apps. Wait a minute, former CDS? Let’s take a step back and talk about CDS. CDS has been our cloud version of xRM, our database in the cloud, the home of our entities (tables nowadays – read on and you’ll get it) but also much… Continue Reading...

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Extending Common Data Service using Azure Function – Part 2: Outgoing scenario
Nov15

Extending Common Data Service using Azure Function – Part 2: Outgoing scenario

If you have already been able to read the first blog post in this series, you now know why and when to use an Azure Function. If not, I strongly encourage you to read it: Episode 1: Extending Common Data Service using Azure Function – Part 1The aim of this post is to put this concept into practice by implementing both an outgoing and an incoming transaction. To do this, we will first define… Continue Reading Allan De...

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MB-220 – Dynamics 365 Marketing
Nov10

MB-220 – Dynamics 365 Marketing

Microsoft has 4 main functional exams, each focused on a separate application. Sales, Service and Field Service are all parts of the suite that I have worked in anger (deployed at a client) but the fourth in the series, Marketing is an application that I never have had much involvement with. Yes, I know what it is capable of, as a Technical or Solution Architect, you are expected to at… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s Article...

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Extending Common Data Service using Azure Function – Part 1
Nov01

Extending Common Data Service using Azure Function – Part 1

If you are reading this post, you should already have an idea what an Azure Function is and why this Azure component is extremely useful within the Power Platform. If you don’t, don’t worry, I’ll try to explain it all. Note that this kind of component is also very often used when we want to build interfaces between different systems. What is an Azure Function? To define and explain… Continue Reading Allan De...

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Make your Power Apps sessions persistent when switching Teams tab!
Oct23

Make your Power Apps sessions persistent when switching Teams tab!

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

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Flow to Visio – XrmToolBox Addon
Oct14

Flow to Visio – XrmToolBox Addon

Sorry, the blog has been quiet, there is only so much time to spend on out of work activities, and this tool has been my time sink in the last 6 weeks. Not complaining, loved getting back to my routes. Documentation for many consultants is the worst part. Implementing stuff is fun, taking the same amount of time documenting what you have delivered is not. With this in mind, I created the

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How to display related records in a 1:N CDS relationship!
Oct14

How to display related records in a 1:N CDS relationship!

Learn how to display related records in a 1:N CDS relationship using two methods – one easy and one not-so-easy! The post How to display related records in a 1:N CDS relationship! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to display related records in a 1:N CDS relationship! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Working at Hitachi Solutions is a lot of fun for...

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WebApi – Execute Bound Function (RetrievePrincipalAccess) in PCF
Oct09

WebApi – Execute Bound Function (RetrievePrincipalAccess) in PCF

I am current building PCF component that required me to determine if the user has specific rights to an entity before attempting to modify it. In order to do this I needed to figure out how to do an execute request for a Function bound to an Entity. The hardest part in doing all is really figuring out the parameters and parameterTypes you need to send with the request. This Microsoft article on… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Responsiveness – how to test in the studio!
Sep28

Responsiveness – how to test in the studio!

Responsive apps provide a much better user experience. Learn how you can test the responsiveness of your apps from within the studio! The post Responsiveness – how to test in the studio! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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SCOTtish summit 2021

On February the 27th Scottish Summit 2021 will come to you as a virtual event. With over 250 sessions from all Microsoft technologies. You need to register for your FREE ticket and download the Scottish Summit App to see all the great sessions.