Create a Mobile App from an Excel Workbook with PowerApps

PowerApps are powerful! One of the great features is to be able to connect to an Excel spreadsheet and literally turn it into an app that you can use on your phone. Here we will go through just how to do that. First, let’s create an Excel workbook. I have one that has a list of Customers (fake numbers, of course!): Select the range of your data, and then Home->Format … Continue reading Create a Mobile App from an Excel Workbook with PowerApps

What are the Web API Primitive Types in the Power Platform and Dynamics 365?

They are: Type Web API Type BigInt Edm.Int64 Boolean Edm.Boolean DateTime Edm.DateTimeOffset Decimal Edm.Decimal Double Edm.Double EntityName Edm.String Image Edm.Binary Integer Edm.Int32 Memo Edm.String Money Edm.Decimal Picklist Edm.Int32 State Edm.Int32 Status Edm.Int32 String Edm.String Uniqueidentifier Edm.Guid

Enabling Flow on Dynamics 365 Forms and Site Map

To enable Flow in Dynamics 365, go to Settings->Administration and System Settings: Select Show Microsoft Flow on forms and in the site map: Click to Enable: You will then see Flows. Click to Create a flow: This will take you to below. Click Continue: You may see “When a record is select (deprecated)”: Click Delete: Add a new Trigger, searching for Dynamics 365: Select your D365 Org: Click to add … Continue reading Enabling Flow on Dynamics 365 Forms and Site Map

How Solution Version Numbers Work in the Microsoft Power Platform

Dynamics 365 Power Apps solutions contain a version number. These numbers are used to keep track of what functionality is contained in a particular solution release, as well as used by the Power Platform to determine if code being imported is a solution or a patch. When you create a new version, you will be asked to enter the version number. This defaults to 1.0.0.0: And must be in the … Continue reading How Solution Version Numbers Work in the Microsoft Power Platform

How to Find Dependencies when Deleting Resources in Dynamics 365 Power Apps

In this post, we will look at how to find dependencies in Dynamics 365 Power Apps solutions. First, let’s create a new solution, and add the Contact entity to the solution. We will then add 2 new fields, New Field 1 and New Field 2: And we will add these fields to the Contact form: Now, let’s say a user wants to delete the field New Field 1. They can … Continue reading How to Find Dependencies when Deleting Resources in Dynamics 365 Power Apps

PowerApps – Using a Model Driven App on Your Smartphone

To access a model-driven app from a mobile device, you have 2 options: Download and install the Dynamics 365 mobile app Access your organization from a web browser To access through the mobile app, first install the app and log in. You will then see a list of published apps: Select an app to use it. Here we are selecting an app we previously created: When using the website on … Continue reading PowerApps – Using a Model Driven App on Your Smartphone

PowerApps – Create a Model-Driven App

In this post we will go through creating a model-driven app. These types of apps are different from canvas apps, which we created in a previous post. Log into https://web.powerapps.com/. In the bottom right, select Model-driven apps: You should see something like below. Select + New app: You will probably receive this message, as we have not yet created any databases – “No database found. To work with apps, you need … Continue reading PowerApps – Create a Model-Driven App

PowerApps, Canvas Apps, Model Driven Apps, Common Data Service and Dynamics 365 Explained

Microsoft has made several exciting new releases and updates to its PowerApps and Dynamics 365 platforms. In this post, we will explain what the different types of PowerApps are and the differences between Canvas Apps vs Model-Driven Apps. We will also discuss the Common Data Model and the Common Data Service, and what the new Common Data Service for Apps exactly is. We will then show how Dynamics 365 ties this … Continue reading PowerApps, Canvas Apps, Model Driven Apps, Common Data Service and Dynamics 365 Explained

PowerApps – Install Model-Driven Sample Apps

To install the model-driven PowerApps samples, you will first need to install a new environment if you have not already done so. Go https://admin.powerapps.com/ and select New Environment. We will call ours Sample Apps Environment: Click to Create Database: Enter currency and language. Ensure “Include sample apps and data” is checked and click Create database: Now go to https://web.powerapps.com/ and change the design mode to Model-driven: Click on Apps, and you will … Continue reading PowerApps – Install Model-Driven Sample Apps

PowerApps Part 4 – Adding a Flow to an App

In our previous posts, we created a PowerApp that displays accounts from Dynamics 365, that a user can select and update. In this post we will extend that app to call a Flow. This is an extremely powerful capability of PowerApps, in that you can easily integrate with other systems and automate processes such as sending an email that can be wired to your PowerApps buttons with no code. Let’s … Continue reading PowerApps Part 4 – Adding a Flow to an App