Category Archives: Power Automate

How to set or map null value in Lookup Field using Power Automate CDS Connector (Current Environment)

Introduction Power Automate is a powerful business application that allows the user to create and automate workflows across multiple applications and services without developers’ help. In this blog, we will explore how to set a lookup field as null while mapping the Lookup field with another record’s lookup field which has null value. We can… Read More »

Text Functions Action in Power Automate within Dynamics 365

Introduction Whenever we want to extract part of a string, a common question comes to mind -how do we achieve this? In Power Automate, previously we used to write some expression manually like split, substring and so on. But now, in the recent update of Power Automate, it now gives you prebuilt actions for text/string… Read More »

Power Automate: Send an email using the Email Template – Part 2

Introduction In our last blog, we saw how we could create Power Automate Flow to send an email using the Email Template. We used “SendEmailFromTemplate” action to send a single email. Now, in this blog, we will see how we can send bulk email messages using the Email Template. Let us say, we want to… Read More »

Power Automate: Send an email using the Email Template – Part 1

Introduction What options do we have for sending an email using the email template on specific events/actions in Dynamics CRM? We have a classic workflow with ‘Send Email’ and ‘Use Template’ action or a Plugin with ‘InstantiateTemplate’ and ‘SendEmail’ request for this. Now we can do the same thing using Power Automate as well. This… Read More »

Building Custom Connectors for Power Apps and Power Automate Flows – Part 2

With our Azure function ready in the earlier post. We now look at the steps to create a custom connector for this Azure function. Do remember, we have enabled AAD authentication for our Azure function. The APP registration provided while enabling AAD authentication was set for multi-tenant authentication. While we have an easy way to… 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 »

Identify the trigger message when using Common Data Service (Current) Connector in Power Automate Flows

The earlier versions of the D365 Connector or the Common Data Service connector provided separate triggers for each of the CRUD actions like Create, Update and Delete. The latest version of the connector Common Data Service (Current) which is the one we should be using moving forward in most cases provides a single trigger as… Read More »

Option to change Data type to AutoNumber for existing Text fields now available with the new maker experience for Power Platform!

Back in the old days, we had to write custom plugins to auto-generate code values to automatically assign sequential numbers to records being created. To overcome this issue of having to generate unique values at all times through custom code and to support the auto generation of a codes based on a given seed and… 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 »