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.

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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.

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Filter, Search, and Lookup functions in PowerApps compared.

These are functions to find one or more records in a table.   Matches by a formula or a single string * Multiple formulas accepted Returns multiple records or a single record Returns the subset of the original dataset or one value No record found Function to check if no record found Filter Formula Yes… Continue reading Filter, Search, and Lookup functions in PowerApps compared.