I would like to share my recent experience with loading a CSV file via Dataflow to Dataverse with you. Today, I downloaded the list of leads from the conference we sponsored last week. There is no better way to load it to my sales app on Dataverse - it's a Dataflow way! At least for… Continue reading Dataflows for PowerApps: loading data from CSV file without copying it to OneDrive in advance. 💖😎👍
Last month I posted the article describing our exercise with the Azure Blob for the portal notes. The Part 1 is here: https://msolenacrm.blog/2021/07/20/azure-storage-integration-for-power-apps-portals/ This is the second part I advertised created by Mira and all implementation credits go to her as well 😎: "I have been Exploring with Olena (https://msolenacrm.blog/) how to enable the azure… Continue reading Save Dataverse Notes to Azure Blob Storage and Display on PowerApps Portals (original @curious_mira)
Within Power Automate I am trying to make SINGLE(paginated) call to Dataverse to get the list of Work Orders with the particular status linked to Account but not directly but via extra layer. Also, I can retrieve extra lookup tables which are required by logic. All in a single call because making extra API calls… Continue reading Power Automate with Dataverse: Saving API calls to Dataverse. Expand or Link-Entity?
Dataflow magic in Power Automate. SQL with Power Query in Power Automate. Did you know you can do this?
“We are screwed!”
me at the moment of technology induced panic
That was the feeling when I saw the below error messages.
The client’s setup is an on-prem SQL server exposed to the cloud via an on-prem Gateway. It works perfectly fine for exiting Dataflow integration, but this time we needed data from a function in Power Automate.
Now problem, you can use SQL server connector, right?
Almost (but yes, if you read this post or knew before).
Set back #1
You cannot use “Execute a SQL query (V2)” with an on-prem gateway connection. Not supported!
Sure, let’s then use “Execute stored procedure (V2)”.
Set back #2
Apparently, you cannot return dataset from the function. Can call it if it was just a function or procedure without return value. But if it returns data – bad luck!
Panic mode on!
Wait, but what if…
Power Query to the rescue! Again.
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What is a fixed width text file? Data in a fixed-width text file is arranged in rows and columns, with one entry per row. Each column has a fixed width, specified in characters, which determines the maximum amount of data it can contain. No delimiters are used to separate the fields in the file. Could we load data from… Continue reading Dataflows for Power Apps: transform fixed-width text files