PowerApps Portals: Unexpected Read-only Entity Form

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.

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PowerApps Portals: Multiselect Option Set

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.

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Dynamics 365 Portal & SharePoint: Additional Validation on Uploaded Files

Despite my preference for using CSS to customize the user experience for a Dynamics 365 Portal, as expressed in my last post, unfortunately CSS can’t do everything. Continuing on with the theme of the Dynamics 365 Portal integration with SharePoint, this post talks about using JavaScript to perform additional validation on the uploaded files.

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Dynamics 365 Portal & SharePoint: Using CSS To Save Some Clicks

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.

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Dynamics 365 Portal: Customizing Portal User Registration Process

While the Dynamics 365 Portal product offers flexibility in many areas, unfortunately the user registration process is not one of them. If you’re looking to add some fields to the form the user fills out when registering for your Portal, you’ll quickly find there is no simple way to do that. In this series, I’ll provide a different approach that might suit your needs if a custom user registration experience is required for your implementation.

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