Tip #1359: Whose fault is it in Power Automate?

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Smart people are very useful. Sometimes just talking to them helps you understand the technology better. Consider, for example, John Liu educating ignorant yours truly about the intricacies of failing Power Automate flows. tl;dr For a flow run to be a success, all execution paths including those containing skipped actions, must complete.

Tip #1358: Are you fit?

Nope, it’s not about weight loss programs. Nor, strictly speaking, it’s about Power Platform. I can’t believe I’m even writing this tip but, after discovering that some of my very technically proficient friends asked me to rotate my phone during the meeting because they could only see my nose (it’s big but not THAT big, […]

Tip #1357: Avoid Power Automate emails being marked as spam

Today’s tip is from Tadashi Zialcita and it looks like one the best tips in terms of usefulness / word count ratio. Can you beat that? Send your tip to jar@crmtipoftheday.com. To avoid an email from Power Automate being marked as spam, set it as important. <ENDOFTHETIP> Don’t abuse the newly discovered magic though or […]

Tip #1356: Handle mandatory autonumber fields in automation

The usual workaround for dealing with business required fields when creating records in automation is to make them non-required, deal with the automation and then switch the required option back on. Now, add an autonumber on top of that. That’s right, you want the mandatory field to be blank so that the generator kicks in. […]

Tip #1353: Rename entity form

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Remember our entity creation guide? Surprisingly it did withstand the test of time. But I’d like to make a small addition. When you done creating the fields, do yourself a favor and rename the main and quick create forms. Don’t care what the new name is as long as it’s NOT Information. Why? Because when […]

Tip #1350: Modify webhook return status as needed in Power Automate

Power Automate is very handy to serve as a webhook. Add When a HTTP request is received trigger and you’ll get a URL to call after you save the flow. (Genuinely curious if it should be “an HTTP“ instead.) Any flow triggered by HTTP request executes asynchronously, i.e. it returns to the caller immediately after […]