Tip #1402: Why you should not use Microsoft Lists/SharePoint Lists for business-critical Power Apps

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SharePoint lists (and now Microsoft Lists) are an easy way to quickly create lists of data for use in a Power App. Makers can quickly create lists, add fields, and populate data for canvas apps. However, not all apps are equal from a complexity perspective. If the app is simple and contains data that is […]

Tip #1391: Content management in Power Apps portals

They said Power Apps portals are only good for building functionality. They said Power Apps portals can’t do content management. They said Power Apps portals do not support publishing cycle without taking pages offline. They. Were. Wrong. The Enabler Watch this video to learn how to use language feature in Power Apps portals to create […]

Tip #1379: App People vs. Flow People

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The wand picks the wizard Nick Doelman Too tired to read? Why wouldn’t you listen instead – t.j. It’s been my observation that with a few notable exceptions, people in the Power Platform community primarily focus on Power Apps or on Power Automate. Lots of people will use both, but generally people are more “app […]

Tip #1374: Safely remove search box from subgrid

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Today’s tip is from AK. (Be like AK, and send your next awesome tip to jar@crmtipoftheday.com). Adding a subgrid to model-driven form in the maker portal brings the search box which takes an extra row. If you want to hide it, you may tempt to switch to classic and clear the Display search box. Don’t […]

Tip #1372: Synchronous Power Automate Flow on create/update of a record

Today’s tip is indirectly from Alex Shlega. Alex is very thorough in his writing so I was a bit surprised that his answer to running a synchronous flow from a webhook was a ‘no’. The reason cited was that CDS “execution pipeline” won’t wait for the Flow completion. Well, it will indeed not, but only […]