Implementing triggers for Power Automate flows that are not supported by the Dataverse connector

The Dataverse connector allows us to trigger Power Automate Cloud flows based on events that occur on Dataverse. These events include the creation, deletion and modification of a record or the execution of an action or from a step in a business process flow. Generally speaking, these triggers serve a large variety of requirements and … Continue reading Implementing triggers for Power Automate flows that are not supported by the Dataverse connector

Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit reborn as Power Platform Tools for Visual Studio 2019

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Power Platform Developers who were using the Dynamics 365 Developer toolkit had issues connecting to online Dataverse instances after the regional discovery service was deprecated in June 2021. This toolkit was last updated in 2017 July and its source is not on GitHub. After the regional discover service deprecation this effectively stopped connecting to online instances, and no updates/fixes were published by SDK team. Dynamics 365 community member Mehdi El Amri (XrmTricks) had found a work around and details are on his blog post here. Since its not open source, community members cannot update the toolkit to work with the latest versions of the SDK.

Well, Power Platform SDK team at Microsoft has been busy and they have now published the preview version of the reborn developer toolkit with the name Power Platform Tools for Visual Studio.

I have installed and tested this toolkit and able to connect to…

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Let’s add terms and conditions to a Model Driven App using Custom Page

This blog will discuss a new component for Power Apps Model Driven Apps called Custom Page. In fact, this component joins the family of existing pages like Forms, Views and Dashboards. This new type of page is based on the Canvas Apps container and will surely add power, flexibility and a lot of possibilities to … Continue reading Let’s add terms and conditions to a Model Driven App using Custom Page

Integrate the approval center into a model driven app/Dynamics 365 CE

Power Automate provides a standard solution to manage approvals in a Dataverse environment. Approval requests can be easily generated from cloud flows. Users have the ability to view and respond to approval requests from email, teams or the approval center which is accessible from the power automate website only. Today, I will present a way … Continue reading Integrate the approval center into a model driven app/Dynamics 365 CE

Connect Microsoft Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit to a Dataverse environment using Global Discovery service (deprecation of the Regional Discovery service)

Many of us use the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit for plugin development. This tool helps developers avoid manual tasks and helps them focus on implementing the business logic. Unfortunately, this tool is no longer working since the switch from Regional Discovery service to the Global Discovery service. Actually, the error "FCB 'EnableRegionalDisco' is disabled" … Continue reading Connect Microsoft Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit to a Dataverse environment using Global Discovery service (deprecation of the Regional Discovery service)

How to get the type of the regarding field of an activity using Power Automate Cloud Flow ?

The activities have a field named Regarding which is of type Multi-table lookups. This field supports several types like account, contact, lead (…). This post will discuss how to get the type of lookup used or in other words which table is used with Power Automate Cloud Flows. For the demo, I created a simple … Continue reading How to get the type of the regarding field of an activity using Power Automate Cloud Flow ?

Apply a business logic to the Opportunity Close Quick Create form according to the context of the opportunity closure

In the release 2 2019, Microsoft introduced the ability to modify the Opportunity Close dialog using the Quick Create Form. In this blog, we will discuss the ability to apply a business logic to the Opportunity Close Quick Create form according to the context of the opportunity closure. Use Case Change the "Close Date" label … Continue reading Apply a business logic to the Opportunity Close Quick Create form according to the context of the opportunity closure

Cancel the save based on the result of an asynchronous operation

In 2017, Natraj Yegnaraman shared a clever method to cancel the save of a form. His approach was to cancel the save before the asynchronous operation and then retrigger the save if needed after the asynchronous operation is resolved. You can find all the details on the following link. This approach is explained by the … Continue reading Cancel the save based on the result of an asynchronous operation