Posted on April 30, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk
The power of Entity Forms in Power Apps Portals is that they mirror much of the functionality available in model-driven apps (and Dynamics 365). While the parity isn’t 100%, one advanced feature that Entity Forms does support is Related Records Filtering on lookups, where the available options in the lookup are filtered by some other data that has already been selected. However, in certain cases, this functionality doesn’t offer exact parity out-of-the-box – one of those cases is when you are creating a new record via a subgrid, and you’re expecting that the parent record is used in the filtering of the lookup.
Posted on April 16, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk
Posted on April 9, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk
I’ve been asked a few times about how you can add a rich text editor to Entity Forms or Web Forms on Power Apps Portals, and while I haven’t had the need to do this for a real implementation, I was curious to try it out. In the process, I found out about a setting I didn’t know existed that’s been around for at least a few years.
Posted on March 12, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk
Posted on March 5, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk
The topic of my first Portals Community Call back in January was the how to build a portal that allows a customer to view and print invoices. While solutions for this has been described by others (including Megan V. Walker’s excellent post), I also presented a different approach that I thought was worth covering in a blog post so that I could get a bit more into the technical details.
Posted on February 27, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk
For the most part, Entity Lists try to mirror the functionality of the selected model-driven form in CDS. This means that certain settings on the model-driven form can have a significant impact on how things work in Power Apps Portals, event if it is not obvious at first. In this post, I’ll cover one of those not-so-obvious (at least to me) settings – Show Related Records.
Posted on February 2, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk
For the most part I don’t blog about the (roughly) monthly releases for Power Apps Portals, mostly because they deal with bug fixes for relatively obscure issues. However, last month I was happy to see a few items on the list that I’ve been waiting for, and I thought were worth sharing.
Posted on January 27, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk
My latest article for MSDynamicsWorld.com was published today. It talks about the Power Apps Portals-related features in the 2020 Wave 1 Release Plans announced by Microsoft today, including updates to the Power Apps Portals Studio, and the CRUD API we’ve all been waiting for!
Posted on January 16, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk
The fetchxml Liquid tag is arguably the most powerful Liquid tag in Power Apps Portals – it allows you to meet complex requirements for the display of data. But, if you combine it with a complex Entity Permissions model, you could find yourself getting unexpected errors. In this post I’ll cover what can cause those errors, and how to work around them.
Posted on January 9, 2020 by Nicholas Hayduk