Business Applications, Dynamics 365 - new UI, PowerApps, Uncategorized

Setting up non-admin users to create apps with AI Builder on a non-default environment

Unlike for a default environment for a new trial environment, your Office 365 users won’t get the access automatically and you can’t manage this access via Microsoft Office 365 Admin portal. Or even via model-driven UI for your newly set up environment. You have to add users one by one using the steps below. From… Continue reading Setting up non-admin users to create apps with AI Builder on a non-default environment

Business Applications, Dev Best Practice (and common sense), dynamics 365, Dynamics 365 - new UI, Model-driven, PowerApps, Uncategorized

The curious case of the model-driven app prefix_

Since Microsoft first introduced the concept of a solution we all live in fear of creating an entity with the prefix "new_". If you do things properly you create a solution first, define a publisher with the unique prefix then all new entities and custom fields will be created with that prefix. For example, for… Continue reading The curious case of the model-driven app prefix_

Business Applications, Canvas, Dev Best Practice (and common sense), PowerApps, Uncategorized

Use CDS views to pre-filter data from CDS entity in Canvas app

In a Canvas app, if you pick up a CDS entity as a data source, in my case, a Contact entity, you can also pick up a view. If you pick up None as per screenshot below, it will retrieve you an unfiltered set of records. Here you can see all my CDS contacts in… Continue reading Use CDS views to pre-filter data from CDS entity in Canvas app

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, dynamics 365, PowerApps, Uncategorized

Converting an existing Canvas App into an Embedded Canvas App on a Model-Driven App’s Form

Start with the article here  And here to understand the concept of embedded Canvas Apps Now... How do we embed an existing Canvas App? Do we have rebuild it from scratch following the steps described in the articles above? Thanks to Microsoft, not. Open the existing Canvas App in the editor. Click App settings then… Continue reading Converting an existing Canvas App into an Embedded Canvas App on a Model-Driven App’s Form

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.