• Easily Create a Business Card Scanner using Microsoft Power Apps and Save to SharePoint

      Harshani Perera, 01 April 2020

      With Microsoft’s new AI Builder, it’s very easy to add intelligence into your business applications without writing any code. At the time of writing this, the AI Builder is only available for USA and Europe environments and is currently in Preview. The Business Card Reader component in AI Builder ca

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    • Assigning Power Apps per App Plan Licenses to Users in your Organisation

      Alfwyn Jordan, 18 February 2020

      Licensing has changed yet again. There are two license types that are of use and it depends on how many apps you’ve built. There’s the unlimited plan, and the per app plan. Visit https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/ for more details. The steps to assign licenses is no longer straightforwar

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    • How to format numbers stored and displayed as text in a Canvas Power App

      Colin Maitland, 17 December 2019

      In this article, I demonstrate how to format the display of a number in a Canvas Power App as it is being entered by the user. This demonstration uses the example of a custom calculator created using various buttons, labels and formulas and which allows the user to enter up to 12 numeric digits as p

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    • How to Correctly Deploy a Power Apps Component Framework Custom Control

      Adam Murchison, 11 December 2019

      When deploying a Custom Control, I noticed that the Custom Control was not updating from the previous version. I struggled to work out why this wasn’t overwriting the previous version of the Custom Control, so I was removing the dependencies and deleting it, then re-deploying the Custom Control each

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    • Clarifying Power Apps Push Notifications via Power Automate Flows

      Sean Roque, 28 November 2019

      Power Automate provides us with a connector that allows for sending Push Notifications to your Canvas Power App. Most of the details can be found here.Here are a few of our findings while implementing this Power Automate functionality.The link above mentions that a known limitation of the Push Notif

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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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    • 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 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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    • How to Highlight the Selected Record in a Canvas PowerApp Gallery

      Colin Maitland, 11 October 2019

      In this article, I demonstrate how to highlight the selected record in a Canvas PowerApp Gallery.The following image shows a Gallery displaying Contact records on the right and a related Detail Form showing the currently selected Contact on the left.It is desired that the currently selected Contact

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    • New uses-feature manifest element in PowerApps Component Framework Controls

      Jared Johnson, 27 September 2019

      Earlier this month, a previously built PCF control that utilised WebAPI to retrieve records stopped working with the following error: “Feature 'WebAPI.retrieveMultipleRecords' is required to be specified in the <uses-feature> section in ControlManifest.xml before use.”Checking the PowerApps co

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    • Creating a Form Processor in the Power Platform AI Builder (Part 1)

      Isaac Stephens, 24 September 2019

      Recently, A.I. has become even more accessible with the Power Platform using the A.I. Builder functionality. Microsoft have given us four powerful templates to use to create our own models; Binary Classification, Form Processing, Object Detection and Text Classification. This blog will be the first

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    • Object Recognition using the Microsoft PowerApps AI Builder

      Harshani Perera, 19 September 2019

      What comes to your mind when you hear Artificial Intelligence? A whole bunch of Hollywood films? Something for coders to figure out? Something too expensive to implement? Too complicated or just out of reach?This is no longer the case with Microsoft’s new AI Builder. The AI Builder easily allows us

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    • How to display the Parent Customer Name on a Gallery or Form in a Canvas PowerApp

      Colin Maitland, 17 September 2019

      In this article, I demonstrate how to display the name of the parent Customer for a Contact on a Gallery or Form in a Canvas PowerApp.The App used for this example is connected to the underlying Contacts and Accounts entities in Dynamics 365 using the Common Data Source (CDS) Connector.In Microsoft

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    • Using the Business Card Reader Custom Control in Dynamics 365

      Jordan Hohepa, 11 September 2019

      Recently it has been announced that there will be a wave of new Artificial Intelligence features being added to Microsoft PowerApps. The AI based features will be simple to add pieces of functionality that can do things like process a form or recognise objects in a picture. This blog covers the ‘Bus

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    • How to update Dynamics 365 Option Set controls in a CDS Canvas PowerApp

      Colin Maitland, 10 September 2019

      In my previous articles, I have demonstrated how to set the default values for Lookup and Option Set field bound combo box controls in a Canvas Power App connected to a Leave Requests entity via the Common Data Service. In this article I demonstrate how an Option Set field bound combo box control ca

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