Business Applications, dynamics 365, PowerApps, Uncategorized

Embedded Canvas App: sharing is caring

My colleague created a new embedded Canvas app and I went to check it the model-driven app's form. However, all I could see - just the error message. As obvious as it could be: you need to share your app with users if you want them to use it in Dynamics. So go to the… Continue reading Embedded Canvas App: sharing is caring

Business Applications, PowerApps, Uncategorized

Multiple ways to implement the required field validation in PowerApps. Part 2.

The beginning is here: Multiple ways to implement a required field validation in PowerApps. Part 1. And this is where it's getting weirder ... 3.  I just know you can do it this way. Don’t ask me why. Data source level validation. Repeat all steps from 2 for the data source changes up to the… Continue reading Multiple ways to implement the required field validation in PowerApps. Part 2.

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)

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