Tip #1392: Missing entities in Power Automate

Missing piece

The classic “give me 5 minutes and I’ll whip a flow for you” did not start well. Users entity table was not there. Options Choices: It’s something trivial and I’m simply no longer worthy. ‘u’ is not an actual ‘u’ but Russian ‘и’ typed accidentally but in a weird font. It’s a UI bug It’s […]

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

Two brown goats with crossed horns

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 #1378: Update Common Data Service user photo from Office 365 profile

Female avatar

I had things stolen from me, I gave things away on many occasions. But I never ever lost anything. What’s the secret? Time perception. I do not lose things, I only temporarily misplace them The Enabler Consider this. Last year I created a folder for all the good tips coming in from the fellow tipsters, […]

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 […]

Tip #1370: Handle RemoteExecutionObject in Power Automate

When we talked about triggering Power Automate on Associate/Disassociate, I did set aside the task of “dealing with horrendous serialization”. Short version: it’s a RemoteExecutionObject that is serialized in the message and every DataCollection property is serialized as an array of objects with the key and value properties. Fair enough. But in the jsonified world […]