Tip #1418: In-app notifications in model-driven apps

Welcome to inaugural video shorts where all human knowledge is compressed into the bites of 60 seconds or less, to be consumed while waiting for the paint to dry. In this episode we help Lisa to enable in-app notifications in model-driven Power Apps without any code using a freshly baked XrmToolBox tool by Ivan Fricko. […]

Tip #1417: Power Excel in SharePoint

You’ve seen us in Tip #1415 doing some Microsoft Graph abracadabra to call Excel functions directly from Power Automate. To do that we use Excel spreadsheet located on OneDrive for Business. Documentation mentions in passing that “You can use Microsoft Graph to allow web and mobile applications to read and modify Excel workbooks stored in […]

Tip #1408: When tomorrow comes in Power Automate

Letters from Scrabble game arranged to spell "You said tomorrow yesterday"

Ever wondered how to use Dataverse date filters like “Today” or “Tomorrow” when listing records in Power Automate? Yes, plonking in the entire FetchXML with <condition attribute=”enabler_stamp” operator=”tomorrow” /> is one way to handle that. The other is to use query function Tomorrow in the filter: Microsoft.Dynamics.CRM.Tomorrow(PropertyName=’enabler_stamp’) Here’s the catch: “tomorrow” is relative. If you live anywhere west […]

Tip #1404: App secrets that last longer than 2 years

Pyramids Gardens, Al Haram, Egypt

Using service principals is the great way to ensure that Dataverse connections in your Power Automate flows are not user-dependent and nothing is going to break when the original creator’s account gets disabled. These are good step-by-step instructions: How to setup a Common Data Service Application User (and why) (I’ll give Nick Doelman a separate […]

Tip #1397: Reduce extra Power Automate runs and overcome trigger limitations

You know I’m a sucker for some open source goodness. This time the goodness is from Aiden “President” Kaskela. (Got something to share? Send your wares to jar@crmtipoftheday.com). The Common Data Service (Current Environment) trigger in Power Apps allows you to run your cloud flow when certain fields are updated, but there are two shortcomings: […]