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Build Different with Power Apps portal – Episode 5: Reuse PCF controls on the portal

Power Apps Component Framework (PCF) has been around for a while. The community is super active. Growing numbers of PCF controls can be found at pcf.gallery. Enhancements to user experience (UX) in Dynamics/Power Apps are possible, thanks to PCF. We have submitted an idea to bring PCF to the portal and it is currently under […]

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Build Different with Power Automate – Episode 4: How not to run Flow with CDS trigger

Common Data Service (CDS) connector in Flow of Power Automate let you connect to the data source using a Service Principal. David Yack posted the instruction here. If you follow all the instructions, you are all good. But, it becomes interesting in Flow if security roles from the application user are removed. The flow editor […]

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Build Different with Power Automate – Episode 3: Caveats with Parallelism

Variables We love using variables in programming languages. They make your program readable (if used properly) and help with the debugging process. There are a few gotchas with variables in Flow. Declare outside of the loop Programming languages support declaring local variables almost everywhere, including within the loop. The same approach can’t be applied in […]

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Build Different with Power Automate – Episode 2: Insignificance of pre-filtering

I have compared the performance of Flow in Power Automate between non-current Flow and parallel Flow in Apply to each action in Episode 1. We know turning Parallelism significantly improves the performance. However, the fundamental problem with the loop is that it is going through all 150 items. What if we can deduce the number […]

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Build Different with Power Automate – Episode 1: Mystery of Apply to each

In recent times, there has been a lot of discussions and arguments about pro developers versus citizen developers. With Power Automate (Microsoft Flow), even kids can start playing around and build something substantial. Power Automate is that good! Like every other tool, we need to use it properly and not abuse it. Without proper guidance […]

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Making a better User Experience with Power Apps component framework from sketch – Part 2 – The Sketch

Part 1 – The Problem can be found here. Time for Proof of Concept (PoC) I like building canvas app, for Proof of Concept (PoC) purpose. It is so easy. Drag and drop, a few clicks and formula, and then you can see the result. I thought of building a canvas app in the first […]

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