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Using DataSourceInfo to find out what buttons you can see

Hi Folks,


I'm trying to hide a button based on who is logged in. 


In the InfoPath days I used an external list with two columns:

User and Role.


The user was a people picker and role was whether they were customer or admin.


The data connection in InfoPath would call upon this list and a rule on form load would store the Role and lookup the logged in user and match it to the secondary data connection. 


I've discovered several tutorials and have found the DataSourceInfo function which I suppose could potentially be used to read from a secondary data source like the one mentioned above? Or am I barking up the wrong tree trying to create somthing like this?



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Re: Using DataSourceInfo to find out what buttons you can see

Hi @cardinalpipkin


Have you take a try to achieve your needs using Microsoft flow.


For you requirement to hide a button based on who is logged in, I afraid that there is no function could help you to achieve the requirement in microsoft flow currently.


Best regards,



Re: Using DataSourceInfo to find out what buttons you can see

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Re: Using DataSourceInfo to find out what buttons you can see



What about a view that doesn't let a particular user see a view?


Are you sure about not being able to hide or even disable (make read only) a button based on logged in user:


The above link seems to suggest that you can, it's just that I can't make it work, see under the heading: (Hide/Show/Lock a field based on a value)





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