• 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Replicating If Statements, For Loops and Do While Loops in Microsoft Flow

      Adam Murchison, 29 October 2019

      People who know a little bit about programming may need a good starting point for understanding how Flow works and how they can replicate their programming knowledge in Flow. When first outlining a solution to a problem I break the problem down into pseudocode, a logical set of actions that I then u

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    • Facebook Lead Ad to Dynamics 365 via LeadsBridge and Flow

      Sean Roque, 24 October 2019

      Facebook is one of the largest social media platforms that offers high view rates and precision with the target audience. Combined with Microsoft Dynamics 365, a leading cloud-based business applications platform to store and manage this information, we end up with a powerful combination for enterpr

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    • Dynamics 365: Solving the Action Invalid Argument error with Flow

      Nick Chin, 23 October 2019

      Have you ever had the “Invalid Argument” error from an Action before?This can happen when you are retrieving a record with code and it returns a null. If an Action has an EntityReference output, then it must always return data. So, if you encounter this problem, what should you do?If the logic is co

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    • Improving Microsoft Flow Runtime using Concurrency Control

      Satyvir Jasra, 22 October 2019

      In Microsoft Flow, one of the most used controls is ‘Apply Each’ which is used to process a list of items. However, if there is a large list of items to process through, the ‘Apply Each’ action will run for a very long time, because only one item can be processed at a time. What if we could process

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    • Quickly create a manually triggered Flow in Dynamics 365

      Nick Chin, 17 October 2019

      There are multiple ways to create a triggered Flow with Dynamics 365. One way is by browsing to the Flow centre and creating the Flow.If you’re logged into Dynamics 365, Flow be accessed from the top left by clicking the Office 365 app button, then selecting Flow.Select the “Create” tab.Since we are

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    • How to Create Copies of Microsoft Flows

      Ronelle Raath, 14 October 2019

      In this blog, we’ll cover some ways to copy Microsoft Flows. The methods we’ll cover are using the Save As button, the Send a copy (Preview) button and the Export button.Save As Button:The Save As button works as you would expect. You click the button, input the new Flow name and click Save. This cr

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    • Using Scopes and Branches in Microsoft Flow

      Adam Murchison, 04 October 2019

      If you’ve ever made a large Microsoft Flow with multiple connectors you’ll have noticed how untidy or messy it is. A useful feature that I’ve recently found is the ‘Scope’ control which will neatly confine your methods/actions to a well-defined structure. As you can see this flow is running multiple

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    • Microsoft Flow New Feature: Copy to My Clipboard

      Satyvir Jasra, 30 August 2019

      One of the long-awaited features ‘Copy to my clipboard’ was made available for Microsoft Flow as part of the July update. Previously, if we had to use the same action multiple times but with slight changes, we needed to add the actions and then configure them individually. Using the copy functionali

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    • A Quick Guide on using DateTime in Microsoft Flow

      Adam Murchison, 08 August 2019

      Microsoft Flow has many ways to set a DateTime and there are often strict requirements on how this is formatted for your purposes. Firstly, the most important function to know within Microsoft Flow to do with DateTime is utcNow(). We can do this by going to the ‘Expression’ tab when adding data to a

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    • Differences between Dynamics 365 Workflows and Microsoft Flow

      Alfwyn Jordan, 31 July 2019

      Microsoft Flow is now included with most Dynamics 365 plans. This means that when we start building background workflows for our Dynamics 365 instance we are greeted by the following message: So, what is different when you build your Flow? Triggers First off, after logging in to Flow, and choosing

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    • How to Trigger a Microsoft Flow from a Custom Button in Dynamics 365

      Adam Murchison, 23 July 2019

      When using Microsoft Flow the out-of-the-box button is nested under the ‘Flow’ section and is not easy to find nor is it customizable. Triggering the flow using a ‘Flow Button’ makes the button appear under the ‘Run Flow’ branch which is a nested button that is unintuitive for users. It is much nic

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    • Power Platform Licensing

      John Eccles, 18 June 2019

      Power Platform unlocks the potential of Dynamics 365 and Office 365. It opens the door for non-software developer users within organisations to manage data and electronic forms, automate business processes and enable mobility. An organisation needs licensing to use Power Platform. In this blog, I wa

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