Category Archives: Canvas Apps

PowerApps already does security trim for item-level permissions based on the Data Source permissions, but in some cases you may want to implement extra rules or more complex trimming types that are not possible with the selected Data Source. That’s when Office 365 groups come to help. Showing or hiding controls in a PowerApps based […]

Canvas Apps, Office 365, PowerApps 1

PLEASE NOTE : THIS POST IS BASED ON A PUBLIC PREVIEW FEATURE. The video will give you a good idea of what is currently available within the new Admin Center preview system settings within the PowerApps user interface. Microsoft are always adding, updating and improving. This video is no holds barred. If a screen doesn’t […]

Canvas Apps, Model-Driven Apps, PowerApps 0

So I was busy creating a nice Canvas App using the brilliant Patch command when my records stopped transferring across to SharePoint at exactly 500 records. Knowing that SharePoint can hold many more entries than this I was slightly confused – on deeper investigation I found the little gremlin blocking my patch commands (File>App Settings>Advanced […]

Canvas Apps, PowerApps, SharePoint 1

I found this very cool little piece of functionality that allows you to attach a document directly to a record within a canvas app by leveraging standard functionality within the Common Data Service (CDS) Connector within Power Platform. Now, this may seem silly, but previously I had been using SharePoint, Flow and all sorts of […]

Canvas Apps, PowerApps, Presales 0

I live in Australia.  One of the first things I do (right after removing the word “Zip” from the postcode field!) in a new Dynamics 365 demo is to change the date format to DD-MM-YYYY instead of the US date format MM-DD-YYYY.  It’s a little thing, but often it’s the little things that can make […]

Canvas Apps, PowerApps 0

Recently I attended the Dynamics 365 Saturday event in Stockholm and I have to say, what an excellent event. I have never been to Stockholm, so I was already massively excited about this. I also got to meet a load of new people for the first time which was AMAZING! These events are so important […]

Canvas Apps, Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement, Dynamics 365 for Customer Service, Dynamics 365 for Field Services, Dynamics 365 for Marketing, Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation, Dynamics 365 for Sales, Flow, Power BI, PowerApps, Presales 0

The requirement: Allow a CE user to update marketing consent and to provide guidance and logic around the process, this app is the basis for the latter. Solution: This could be achieved using a custom webpage, or possibly a Dialog (deprecated soon), but the latest recommended approach is to use a canvas app embedded within […]

Canvas Apps, CRM, Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement, PowerApps 0

The other day I was getting this weird little error when building a canvas app. Basically, all of my CDS Optionsets just randomly stopped working. I hadn’t actually realised that I had left the “Experimental Connector” setting on while testing out the lookups. I think there must have been some sort of update. Pop into […]

Canvas Apps, PowerApps 0

One item I have seen overlooked in PowerApps is the functionality around the “App Checker” ….”But William I use the App checker”…. I do not mean the formula app checker I am referring the “Accessibility” checker shown in the image below:   It is prodigiously important when creating apps, well anything actually, that it is […]

Canvas Apps, PowerApps, Uncategorized 0

When working with a canvas PowerApp that integrates into Dynamics 365, you occasionally need the current users’ Dynamics user GUID. This could be used to populate lookup references on the various records within Dynamics. The user details provided by the User function within a Canvas app relates to the Office 365 user account of the logged in […]

Canvas Apps, PowerApps 0