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 #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 […]

Tip #1321: Formatting currency values in Power Apps portals

Dollars are dollars are dollars. Until they’re not. I’ve been working on the portal implementation where pricing can look like this: Forms seem to be fine but any custom layout, uhm, is suddenly very challenging. I can get values without any issues but can’t format them for display. Before long, an SOS is sent: Folks, […]