Why am I not a fan of auto converters which allow you to magically turn something old into something new? In the context of Dynamics 365, old Java Script into a new format, SQL reports into FetchXML, workflows into Flows etc. It's because I believe that "new" is not just about tools, it's about the… Continue reading Don’t auto-convert. Think. Transform.
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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.
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)
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)
Flow: parent-child flows for a reusable logic
If (you know) you are going to repeat some steps of the Flow logic (actions, conditions etc) in multiple Flows for different triggers and entities, think about using a child Flow as a container for a reusable logic. Although you can always clone your Flow via Export-Import, making changes to a single module is much easier… Continue reading Flow: parent-child flows for a reusable logic