Category Archives: Power Platform

Easy Fix for -“It is of type ‘Null’ but is expected to be a value…”- Power Automate

Problem While working with Switch control in Power Automate, if the field used in the switch control is blank we will get this error:- “It is of type ‘Null’ but is expected to be a value of type ‘String, Integer” I am going to share one possible way of handling which I used, if you have a better way please… Read more »

Creating Appointment for customers using Canvas App

Requirement Create appointments for customers using Canvas app and display existing appointments in gallery control. Details We are going to create a sample canvas app where we will have two screen in first screen we will be displaying existing appointments and we will use second screen to create new appointment so let see how we can do that. You need… Read more »

Dynamics 365 CE Date Conversion in Power Automate

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Problem Recently while working on Power Automate to send notification if custom activity record is completed before 15 day but still invoicing is not done yet, I was facing time zone issue while comparing date. I will provide details how I sold this issue. Solution Initially I started creating my flow where I used Recurrence and fetched my entity records… Read more »

Update entity from Canvas App using Patch

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Introduction In earlier article we discussed about how updating entity from canvas app using Power Automate. This process is works fine if you don’t want to update current entity because executing Flow will take some time and you won’t be able to see the changes quickly so in this post we are going to discuss other option to update entity… Read more »

Canvas app with Bing Maps in Dynamics 365 CE -2

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Introduction This is second article about using Bing maps in Canvas app. In the first article we discussed about how we can show event organizer data in the gallery control and render them in the Bing maps. In this article we are going to show event as well as event organization details in Bing maps. Details In last app we… Read more »

Canvas app with Bing Maps in Dynamics 365 CE -1

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Introduction Sometime back I wrote Show child accounts on Bing Maps using client side code, today in this this article I will be discussing how we can show Bing maps in Canvas app and embed it in Model driven app. In this sample app we are going to show Event organizers on the Bing maps and it will look like… Read more »

Getting Current User Details in Canvas Apps

Requirement While working on the Canvas app sometime we want to get user details like name, email or other details. We can use this details depending on the requirement. Today we are going to discuss how we can fetch user details using 3 ways. Details This article assume you basic knowledge of Canvas app, if you are new to Canvas… Read more »

Getting Share Point Document URL in Dynamics 365 CE

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Introduction Sometime we required to get full path of the image which we have uploaded to Share Point document for specific entity. In this article I am going to demonstrate how Microsoft Flow can be used to implement this requirement. Feel free to comment if there is another easy of doing this. This article is assuming you have basic understanding… Read more »

Configure Model Driven App Visibility

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Introduction This article is about configuring security of model driven app, you can refer details section to make your custom app visible to other users. Details When a new model driven app is created only System Administrator and System Customizer have access to the app. In order to provide access to new app to other users we need to make… Read more »

Implementing Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement

Happy to share news that my 3rd book is published now. This book will help you learn about Dynamics 365 Customer engagement implementation options as well as you will learn about how to customize and extend Dynamics 365 CE. This book is divided into following 12 chapters: Introduction to Dynamics 365 CE This chapter will help you to understand basic… Read more »