Business Applications, dynamics 365, PowerApps, Uncategorized

Multiple ways to implement a required field validation in PowerApps. Part 1.

Implementing a required field validation is the way to force encourage a system user to enter the information which is critical for your business. There are some options below to support this in PowerApps: 1.      Too Easy and too obvious. App level validation. It’s a Card property on the Edit form. Select the card you… Continue reading Multiple ways to implement a required field validation in PowerApps. Part 1.

Business Applications, dynamics 365, PowerApps, Uncategorized

Implementing a web form check sum group validation for PowerApps

This is one of my favorite ways for the web application custom validation. And it works for PowerApps as well. We will implement this type of the validation for the First Name and Last Name controls on the Edit form for PowerApp. The Requirements First Name field is a required field. Last Name field is… Continue reading Implementing a web form check sum group validation for PowerApps

CRM Consulting Best Practice, dynamics 365, Flow, PowerApps, Uncategorized

Help! My Flow is not triggered (for a custom entity)

Recently, I am trying to ignore workflows and move all the custom functional logic into Flows. This time I created a very simple Flow converting a text field value into a number and copying it to another field. I needed it for my chart. I run the Flow on a custom entity. An I forgot… Continue reading Help! My Flow is not triggered (for a custom entity)

Dev Best Practice (and common sense), dynamics 365, PowerApps, PowerPack, Uncategorized

Add-Ons, No-code and Other Imaginary Friends vs System Support and Maintenance (random drawings)

Customisation & Configuration  No Add-Ons   + Add-Ons   Business Logic Complicity No Add-Ons + Add-Ons + Add-Ons + “No coding” coding   Support Support Responsibilities *US - a Dev team for the continues development or a Customer/Support Team - for after GoLive Triage Responsibilities *US - a Dev team for the continues development or… Continue reading Add-Ons, No-code and Other Imaginary Friends vs System Support and Maintenance (random drawings)

dynamics 365, PowerApps, PowerObjects, PowerPack

Exploring PowerPack for Productivity(excited)

  Nothing special...just PowerPack add-ons...on the unified interface...on my mobile. As a former product owner and a product development team lead I know how challenging a product development could be. Catching up with the latest Microsoft platform changes is a different story. The story you have to keep up with to survive in the Microsoft… Continue reading Exploring PowerPack for Productivity(excited)

Azure Development, dynamics 365, Uncategorized

Download file from Azure BLOB storage inside Dynamics 365 Plugin or custom WF activity

Problem: Microsoft Labs AttachmentManagement solution doesn't allow to download attachments via plugin for files,synced to Azure BLOB storage . Solution: download BLOB, using a custom plugin or custom WF activity. Mind mapping(please don't try any of this, it doesn't work): first, I found this link: https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/heralddyncrm/archive/2018/05/27/upload-and-download-files-in-azure-blob-using-c It worked perfectly while I was unit testing. Then I… Continue reading Download file from Azure BLOB storage inside Dynamics 365 Plugin or custom WF activity