Posted on October 10, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
A question that’s popped up a few times on the community forums is around a solution that would allow PowerApps Portals users to upload an Excel or CSV file and have records created in the CDS/Dynamics database. Some others have suggested some answers, so I’d thought I’d summarize, plus offer another possible solution.
Posted on October 3, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
While perusing the latest release notes for PowerApps Portals, I came across a note that Microsoft has added support for the HTTP/X-Content-Type-Options HTTP Header. Since it’s something I’ve run into in the past, but not something that many Dynamics/Power Platform developers may have seen, I thought I’d provide a quick summary of what it’s for.
Posted on September 20, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
There are certain cases where you can do everything you’d think is required to setup an editable Entity Form, yet for some reason it keeps appearing as read-only. In this post, I’ll explain why. Spoiler alert: I don’t have a great workaround for this problem, but to save some other people the headache of trying to figure out what’s going on, I thought I’d put together a quick post.
Posted on September 12, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
A couple of weeks ago I shared a solution for supporting multiselect option sets on a PowerApps Portal (they aren’t currently supported out-of-the-box), however it only worked for creating new records. If you want it to work for updating existing records, there is a bit more work to do, but thankfully not that much!
Posted on September 4, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
Posted on August 29, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
Everyone rejoiced when multiselect option sets were added in Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement v9. Unfortunately, PowerApps Portals/Dynamics 365 Portals do not yet support these field types out-of-the-box on Entity Forms or Web Forms. In this post, I’ll describe how, which a bit of code, you can add that support yourself, and demonstrate a particular pattern that can be used to add sophisticated UI elements to your Portal.
Posted on August 21, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
I’ve been a bit quiet these last few weeks due to a combination of work, landscaping and a bit of vacation. But things are now a bit closer to normal, and since I’ve been asked by a few people about the recent (well, maybe not so recent anymore) announcements regarding PowerApps Portals, I thought I’d share my thoughts here.
Posted on July 25, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
Posted on July 18, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
In a previous post, I asked you not to forget about CSS when customizing the user experience of some of the out-of-the-box features of the Dynamics 365 Portal product. In this post I’ll provide another example of using this technique to reduce the number of clicks required to remove a SharePoint document.
Posted on July 3, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
In my last post in this series on creating a custom registration form for a Dynamics 365 Portal implementation, I discuss some optional minor user experience enhancements.