Tip #1258: Dynamic attribute names in Flow

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You know who are the most relentless follow-uppers? Super Simple Flow users, that’s who. Thank you everyone for your answers to my previous question. I have a follow up question. Is it possible to get the value of an attribute off of an entity dynamically instead of declaratively? E.g. instead of blah?[0]?.fullname something like blah?[0]?[someattributenameIgotinapreviousstep] […]

Tip #1256: Get attribute of the first record from the list

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This is probably a super simple question, but I’m a super simple flow user. After listing records from D365 how would I go about retrieving an attribute value of the first result returned? Michael “Super Simple Flow User” Ochs I won’t name the person who suggested the following: Declare variables to store values. Include top […]

Tip #1255: Say hello to PowerApps Component Framework

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At long last we have that abbreviation sorted out. CCF PCF or PowerApps control Component Framework a.k.a. Goodbye Web Resources is now available for public preview. It sounds grand and does hold the promise of changing the way we extend PowerApps, both model-driven and canvas. Read the announcement conveniently placed within the new PowerApps Component […]

Tip #1251: Run workflow when something did not happen

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Flow is all the rage these days but there are some scenarios where classic workflow still rules. Classic workflow has the uncanny ability to readjust itself when underlying data you’re waiting for, changes. This dialog took place not so long ago: Steve “Reads his own blog” Mordue: I want to trigger a workflow to update […]

Tip #1248: Stop using OrganizationProxy

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One of the topics discussed during the MVP Summit 2019 was the brexit of SOAP API. I thought we dealt with it already but there is an additional small but important message: Stop using OrganizationProxy Matt “Platform Deity” Barbour Hold on, you may ask, didn’t you tell us that IOrganizationProxy is fine? Yes, it is, […]

Tip #1245: Tops and bottoms in April ’19 Release

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It’s great to see the team advising us in advance about the upcoming features in the April ’19 Release Notes. As with any forward document, it is a living and breathing beast. Some features are being postponed, some replaced, new stuff added. Some of the late-comers are new FetchXML operators. How often you wanted to […]

Tip #1244: CDS connector may not fire in administration mode

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We did recommend using CDS Connector in Flow (more than once, actually) and most of the time it works great. However there have been some reports that CDS Connector does not trigger in the sandbox organizations while working fine in production. Turns out, there is a good explanation, straight from the source: With the new […]