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Tip #1362: Trigger Power Automate on Associate / Disassociate
Many to many relationships are everywhere, from good old marketing lists to web roles in Power Apps portals. The secret sauce is in the little hidden intersect entity holding the relationship together, those of you who used FetchXml Builder from XrmToolBox to craft a query, are very familiar with. The messages to control the relationship […]
Tip #1359: Whose fault is it in Power Automate?
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
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 #1355: Sales order – why you no recalculate?
For one of our customers we only use write-in products for the sales orders. (Some of you may wonder why do we use built-in sales orders in the first place but it eeez what it eeez). What I did notice is that the sales order entity will not recalculate manual items until the price list […]
Tip #1353: Rename entity form
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 […]
Tip #1348: Convert CER to a PFX like a boss
I have nothing but respect for Nick Doelman but his affinity with a mouse device is starting to wear me off. Yes, I’m talking about his recent post on conversion of a CER file into a PFX file. Screen after screen after screen. Phleee-a-a-se… Just looking at those give me a mental carpal injury. Plus […]