Category Archives: Microsoft Flow

Use of Custom API in Power Automate Flow

Introduction As seen in our previous blog, we can create a custom API that can be triggered in Dynamics 365 CRM Workflows. But since Microsoft is moving away from Dynamics 365 CRM Workflows to Power Automate Flows, we should too. So, in this blog, we will see how to use the same Custom API in… Read More »

How to Find Next Month and Previous Month using Power Automate within Dynamics 365 CRM

Introduction In this blog, we are checking how we can calculate the next/previous month’s date time from today’s date time or calculate the next/previous month’s date time from the selected date. There is no direct way or predefined function to calculate the next/previous month in Power Automate. However, we can achieve this process using the… Read More »

Building Custom Connectors for Power Apps and Power Automate Flows – Part 1

Custom logic has until now and still being developed mostly as plugin or workflow assemblies. If you wanted to extend the default behavior of the platform on certain actions like create or update record, you developed either a plugin or workflow and then had to use the Plugin Registration Tool to register this on the… Read More »

Microsoft Power Automate Flow Trigger Conditions & CDS Filter Expressions Explained!

Microsoft Power Automate Flows are the recommended path forward for extending business logic that traditionally was extended using Plugins and Workflows. For code execution trigger we were only offered message as an option and in case of the update message a step forward to choose the fields that need to be updated for the plugin… Read More »

Power Automate Flows now available from within Business Process Flows

Business Process Flow helps business visualize their process flow on the Dynamics 365 CRM records and see the progress and the current status of the record along the process. Business processes often require automation of certain actions upon achieving certain stages of the process. With this in mind Microsoft included the ability to invoke. 1.… Read More »

Creating Activities using Power Automate Flows now possible!

Introduction Power Automate is the next big thing for Microsoft as it helps to perform automated actions and operations without requiring pro-dev capabilities. The power of the flow however, depends on how comprehensive the connectors are. Microsoft has been working to enhance its connectors for Dynamics 365 CRM. This journey started with the release of… Read More »

Interacting with Power Automate Flows from Power Apps – Canvas Apps

Introduction It is well-known that Power Automate is a low-code, no-code solution to automation with various triggers that it supports including Event driven, HTTP request, Timer/Scheduled and Manual flows. Manual/Button flows help in designing powerful Canvas Apps that can offload complex logic executions to flow while focusing on user experience of the app. In this… Read More »

How to Call an Action through Power Automate(MS Flow)

Introduction As Microsoft is providing us more flexibility with Power Automate (MS Flow), recently we found that now we can call the Action through Power Automate (MS Flow) directly. Previously we used to call an Action through HTTP request, but now we can directly call an Action through the Power Automate (flow) steps. Before that… Read More »

How to get Paging Cookie while retrieving data using Fetch XML Query in Microsoft Flow

Introduction Microsoft Flow is bringing new connectors day by day to ease the life of its users. With the new connector for Common Data Service, while performing the List Records action, now we have the provision to use Select Query, Fetch XML Query and Skip token, rest of the other things remaining the same. Today,… Read More »