• Error Comparing User Local Date Time Fields with Date Only Format in Dynamics 365

      Sean Roque, 22 November 2019

      We encountered a situation when comparing Date Time fields in Date Only format in Dynamics. For a particular Calculated Two Options field, the condition is checking whether one Date Time field is greater than the other In situations where the Expiry Date is the same as the End Date, most of the time

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    • 3 Tips for Starting with Power Virtual Agents

      Gayan Perera, 20 November 2019

      Microsoft recently announced a very neat feature allowing customers to deploy AI-driven virtual agents. You can create and deploy these agents using no-code/low-code WYSIWYG editors!If you want to give it a try, head over to https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/ and sign up for a trial. On

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    • Configure Power Automate Flows for Easier Deployments

      Adam Murchison, 19 November 2019

      While creating Power Automate Flows (previously known as Microsoft Flow), I learnt a lot about deploying and constructing them efficiently and effectively. There are many ways to improve your Flow so that it runs better and it’s easier to deploy. This is how I make deployments of my flows easier usi

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    • Using Microsoft Power BI Report Builder to create Power BI Paginated Reports

      Colin Maitland, 18 November 2019

      In this article, I briefly describe the steps for creating a Power BI paginated report, connected to a published Power BI Dataset, using the Microsoft Power BI Report Builder.The following image shows the top level of a multi-level paginated report built using the Power BI Report Builder.You can dow

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    • New Customization Experience in Dynamics 365

      Nick Chin, 15 November 2019

      You may have noticed a few years ago the Power Apps logo was added to the Dynamics 365 Solution Customization page. This was a sign of things to come.Microsoft has redesigned the way customizations are done in Dynamics 365.You can view the new Customization experience by clicking the “Try New Experi

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    • Hidden Relationships in Dynamics 365 Advanced Find

      Ronelle Raath, 14 November 2019

      I recently needed to create a many-to-many relationship between two entities for a project. However, when I wanted to use this entity relationship in a View, I could not find it available in Advanced Find. It was like the relationship between these entities did not exist.I thought that setting the r

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    • Microsoft Flow will fall under the brand name Microsoft Power Automate

      Gayan Perera, 13 November 2019

      If you’re playing in the Microsoft Business Applications space you’re probably saying to yourself ‘not again!’ We all know there have been many naming changes, licensing changes, announcements that were recanted etc etc. Hard to keep up…I know!So, a bit of an explanation as to what was announced at

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    • Dynamics 365 Model Driven App new navigateTo API

      Jared Johnson, 12 November 2019

      In early October a new method was added to the Xrm.Navigation client api documentation, navigateTo. While we already had the openForm method to open a form with Javascript, we had no way of opening a view the same way. This new method now allows us to do that but is only supported in the Unified Int

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    • Add More than Four Fields to a Dynamics 365 Form Header

      Jordan Hohepa, 11 November 2019

      With the recent Wave 2 Release for Dynamics 365 there has been a slight change to how the header works on a Form. The new change is known as the high density header. Basically, it allows you to add more than four fields within the header, which was the previous maximum amount. Take the Contact Form

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    • Counting Objects in an Image with an Object Recognition Power App

      Harshani Perera, 08 November 2019

      Following on from my blog about Object Recognition using the Microsoft Power Apps AI Builder, we created an AI Model to detect bananas.In this blog, we will create an App using a similar Model so that you can easily use it to detect objects. The following steps will show you how to do this.Step 1: L

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    • Dynamics 365 Unified Interface Errors when Bulk running Workflows and Flows

      Jared Johnson, 07 November 2019

      In the current version (wave 2) of Dynamics 365 with the Unified Interface, selecting a large amount of records, around 50+ records, in a view and then bulk running a workflow on these records via the Flow button can result in the ‘Too Many Requests’ errors popping up. This will cause the workflow t

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    • How to Call a Child Flow from a Parent Flow

      Satyvir Jasra, 06 November 2019

      As part of the October release, Microsoft released quite a lot of new features for Microsoft Flow (now part of Microsoft Power Automate) which makes development easier and faster for Users. One of those cool new features is the addition of ‘Run a Child Flow’, which means we can call a child Flow fro

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    • How to sort Dynamics 365 Sales Pipeline stages in Power BI

      Colin Maitland, 05 November 2019

      In this article, I demonstrate how to sort Dynamics 365 Sales Pipeline stages in Power BI.The following image shows part of an analysis of Open Opportunities by Sales Pipeline stage. The Sales Pipeline stages have been implemented using Business Process Flow stages; e.g. Qualify, Develop, Propose an

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    • Transforming Dynamics 365 UTC Date/Time to local Daylight Saving and Standard Date/Time in Power BI

      Colin Maitland, 04 November 2019

      In this article, I demonstrate the transformation of Dynamics 365 UTC Date/Time values to New Zealand (NZ) Local Date/Time and Date values in Power BI, taking into account Daylight Saving Time.This demonstration highlights a significant difference in the transformation of these values when the Power

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    • How to Invoke Shared Formulas in a Canvas PowerApp

      Colin Maitland, 30 October 2019

      In this article, I demonstrate how to invoke a shared formula from events and controls in a Canvas PowerApp without the need to duplicate the formula many times.The following image shows a simple calculator created as a Canvas PowerApp. This calculator has various buttons, labels and associated form

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