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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 it is skipping records. Later , we adjusted the setting to resolve this issue. Here are the steps. if we have premium plan like power apps plan 1, power apps plan 2 and other, we can increase the limit up to   100000.  By default,   Pagination   is off. Switch it on and adjust the limit. As you can see above, ...
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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 user account either by providing a username and password or by signing in through an external provider. This is called   Open Registration. By enabling open registration , we are allowing any anonymous visitor to the portal to create a new user account which is not ideal use case. So it is better to disable open registration for portals ...
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User Group Spotlight – this week we would like to showcase one of our local user groups that continues to bring knowledge and awareness around the Power Platform products – the Cambridge Power Platform User Group led by Sharon Sumner. Their first meeting in 2020, they will be bringing in a couple outstanding speakers to discuss Power Apps and Power Automate that you don't want to miss!   Cambridge Power Platform User Group UG Leader : @Sharon Sumner Sharon is the CEO of Business Cloud Integration Ltd, SharePoint and Office 365 delivery partner in Cambridge UK. She leads the Digital Transformation Team - helping businesses adopt the ...
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User Group Spotlight – this week we would like to showcase one of our local user groups that continues to bring knowledge and awareness around the Power Platform products – the Cambridge Power Platform User Group led by Sharon Sumner. Their first meeting in 2020, they will be bringing in a couple outstanding speakers to discuss Power Apps and Power Automate that you don't want to miss!   Cambridge Power Platform User Group UG Leader : @Sharon Sumner Sharon is the CEO of Business Cloud Integration Ltd, SharePoint and Office 365 delivery partner in Cambridge UK. She leads the Digital Transformation Team - helping businesses adopt the modern workplace ...
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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, we need to create it manually Step 3: Open the web template and update the source code with chart id and view obtained in   Step 1 That’s it. Conclusion : If we follow above steps properly, we should be able view charts in Portal.
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Requirement :   We have a Partner Portal for installers(accounts of type installer in CRM) to manage the work orders assigned to them . So, installers should be able to view their work orders only Solution: Configure   Entity List   for work orders entity . Enable   Entity Permission   for the above created entity list Create Entity Permission with Account scope with appropriate privileges Note : Make sure to select correct   Account Relationship . In our case we have custom lookup field to account entity to store installer details. And assign it to a   web role  to which in turn is assigned to the Portal User. ...
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Recently, I have come across a requirement to set up partner portal for our partners (Installers) to manage work orders and incidents. First step is to configure partner portal . That was done successfully. And second step is to create a web page to show work orders list (using entity list) and configure entity form in insert mode to create work orders. After following the above steps, we were still not successful in creating work order from portal. After some research , came to know that we need to install “Field Service Add-On” separately after installing the portal. Here are the step by step process to do that. Step 1:   Navigate to   https://make.powerapps.com ...
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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 Power BI reports easily into model driven apps without tweaking form Xml. Thanks to Ivan Ficko for building Power BI Embedder . Original post   here
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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. It may cause problems in some scenarios like audit checks/troubleshooting. So better way to do it is sign in with service principal / application user. By creating service principal, we are indirectly creating an   identification for the flow. Read more here on my b
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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. Read more here
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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 as co-owners to a flow. Read more on  my blog Follow my  blog
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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 mean ? It means that if any failure occurs in between deduction and credit , the whole action should be rolled back. This is called   Atomicity . Atomicity is part of the ACID model (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability), which is a set of principles used to guarantee the reliability of database transactions. ...
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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 1.Common Data Service 2.Common Data Service ( Current Environment ) If you are not able find   Common Data Service ( Current Environment )   connector, you might be creating Power Automate   outside of CDS solution. Common Data Service ( Current Environment )   connector is not available outside of CDS solution, so you would not be ...
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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 list of items. By default, loops run in sequence (essentially, parallelism is 1) . That means only one child record is processed at a time. So, in some scenarios if the number of child records is more , flow takes more time to complete. In my case, it took   more than 4 minutes   to process   100   records. We can improve the flow performance ...
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Thanksgiving is upon us in the United States and the Dynamic Communities Power Platform User Group Team wants to take the opportunity to thank all of our User Group Leaders across the world for volunteering their time, energy and efforts to share, engage, and foster development in their local user group communities. We are so thankful for each of you! In addition, last month at Power Platform Summit North America we were pleased to recognize user group members in the region who are going above and beyond for their local and global Power Platform User Group communities including: User Group Leader Excellence Award Winners These Leaders are recognized ...
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Our User Group Leader feature this week is someone who defines the meaning of community by making the topics at his user group meetings educational, fun and open to anyone that has a passion for the Power Platform products to come and speak! He truly believes his user group meetings should be "just a quick, informal meeting where we make friends and help each other out." Ike is a speaker himself and will be speaking at the upcoming Power Platform World Tour in San Diego! His session will cover “Power BI Premium for Fun and Profit” – don’t miss the chance to discover all of the features of Power BI Premium, what it has to offer and if it’s the right fit ...
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Our User Group Leader feature this week is someone who defines the meaning of community by making the topics at his user group meetings educational, fun and open to anyone that has a passion for the Power Platform products to come and speak! He truly believes his user group meetings should be "just a quick, informal meeting where we make friends and help each other out." Ike is a speaker himself and will be speaking at the upcoming Power Platform World Tour in San Diego! His session will cover “Power BI Premium for Fun and Profit” – don’t miss the chance to discover all of the features of Power BI Premium, what it has to offer and if it’s the right fit ...
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Our User Group Leader feature this week is someone who defines the meaning of community by making the topics at his user group meetings educational, fun and open to anyone that has a passion for the Power Platform products to come and speak! He truly believes his user group meetings should be "just a quick, informal meeting where we make friends and help each other out." Ike is a speaker himself and will be speaking at the upcoming Power Platform World Tour in San Diego! His session will cover “Power BI Premium for Fun and Profit” – don’t miss the chance to discover all of the features of Power BI Premium, what it has to offer and if it’s the right fit for ...
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SharePoint connector functions sometimes don't work with URLs like below:          /account/TEST/opportunity/539AEB5DC10BEA11A811000D3AF3AC9D/Report.xlsx However, after Encoding the URL, connector works:  %2Faccount%2FTEST%2Fopportunity%2F539AEB5DC10BEA11A811000D3AF3AC9D%2FReport.xlsx Flow does't have an in-built function to encode URL's. Use below code to encode any SharePoint Dynamic URL per UTF-8.  1. Initialize 2 String variables: SP_Location, Encoded_URL   2. Set SP_Location = {Sharepoint File Location} 3. Set Encoded_URL value as below: Replace the expression with following code:  replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace ...
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On the 21-22 of November, the Power Platform World Tour will be making its way across the globe to Sydney, Australia for 2 information-packed days with 32+ sessions focused enhancing your Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow skills. The event will kick-off with attendees having the chance to hear directly from the Power Platform product source, Microsoft.   Keynote Speakers Michael O'Keefe , Business Group Leader for Business Applications at Microsoft   Charles Sterling , Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Andrew Coates , Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft Alice Drummond , Director of Environmental Analytics and Co-Founder ...
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