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Super User III
Super User III

If you want a quick easy way to review a number of types of SharePoint attached files (images and PDFs in particular), here is a process to simply display them all and select to open in a browser.

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Advocate II
Advocate II

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The potential of dataflows is the best-kept secret in the Power Platform. Dataflows were designed to extract, transform, and load data into Dataverse. But what exactly does that mean? How can this abstract concept be applied to actual business scenarios? This article explores different use cases for dataflows, through the lens of the distribution and wholesale industry.

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Super User
Super User

What is it that makes an app visually appealing?  Layout is one big thing of course and how it flows from one area to another, but what about other elements, colors, buttons etc.?

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Super User
Super User

 

Scenario: 

 

You may have the scenario where you want to disable the toggle navigation button (image below) for specific web page. Ex: Contract agreement web page or Terms and Condition web page.  Where you dont want users to navigate to different links while reading T&C. 

 

In PowerApps Portal > Choose  any web page in responsive mode. You can see the below toggle navigation button.  This occurs because of the bootstrap theme. 

 

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Solution:  In Terms and Condition Web page. 

 

In Portal management app:

 

1. Content > Web Pages > TermsAndCondition (Name of the web page) 

2. Under Localized Content > Select web page > Edit > Advanced 

 

Under Custom JavaScript section: Add the below JavaScript code to hide the toggle navigation bar element 

 

document.getElementsByClassName("navbar-toggle collapsed")[0].style.visibility = "hidden";

 

Hint: You can also apply jQuery as a replacement to hide your element. 

 

Hope this little trick is useful incase if you have the same scenario in your organization. 

 

Super User III
Super User III

There have been a methods posted regarding attaching camera photos using JSON. This one I think is simpler and involves a "re-purposed" attachment control.

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New Member

In this article our pro developers share some tips with budding citizen developers looking to start their journey with Power Apps. 

 

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Super User
Super User

Aim: Collect more than 2000 records into our app by using the Sequence() function in conjunction with ForAll() in 3 easy steps.

 

Benefits: This code will never need upgrading to collect more records as your List/s get bigger.

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Administrator
Administrator

Hey, Power Apps Community fans! We are very excited to announce that with the start of the Power Platform Community Super User Season 1 2021, we are welcoming some new members to the Power Apps Community Super User crew!

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Super User
Super User

Do you ever find yourself wishing that you could harness the capabilities of ‘Cookies’ inside Power Apps to remember choices like not seeing a static notification every time you open a specific app?

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Super User
Super User

Hi Folks, 

 

Scenario: If you are not a C# / JavaScript developer and want to implement Multi Select check box in PowerApps Portal. Then this article will help you. 

 

In Dataverse: 

 

1. Choose your Table > Add fields > Add Column > "Two-Option field sets". Leave the default value as it is ( Yes/ No) 

2. In the Tables choose forms > Pick your form > Add a section ( preferably with column 3 or Column 4) 

3. Add all your "Two-option field sets" in to your section.  

 

Entity Form / Web Form Steps: 

 

1. Go to portal management > Entity Forms 

2. Click on the form you want to build multiselect ( For Ex: Contact) 

3. Related > Entity Form Meta data > New Entity Form meta data 

4. Under General > Type > Select "Attribute" 

5. Under the Attribute logical name > Choose your "Two-option field set" you have added . Example in the screen shot below 

 

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6. Under Style control > Choose "Multiple choice" and under Group name " Type your Section name" . Example in the screen shot

 

 
 

Repeat it for all your "Two-options" set . And the output you will get it like below. 

 

 

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Hope this is useful 

Note: Originally published @

 https://ragavanrajan.medium.com/how-to-implement-multiselect-aka-multi-check-box-selection-in-power... 

Administrator
Administrator

Hey Power Platform Community!

We are very happy to announce that today we have launched some new community profile badges across the Power Platform Communities! As a popular request, we have decided to extend our existing profile badges that recognize Authored Solutions by adding sixteen additional badges!

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Advocate II
Advocate II

Shadows_Title_v2c_CS_SM.pngLow-code strategies to minimize risk and maximize ROI

No-code low-code platforms have ushered in a new era of citizen development, exponentially increasing both the potential risks and benefits for organisations. 

To minimize risk and maximize ROI, it is time to “bring shadow IT into the light and capitalize on citizen developers”. - Forbes

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New Member

Let’s get you started with some best practices for formulating a Power Platform governance strategy. 

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Super User III
Super User III

This article discusses the example of a multi-choice field in SharePoint with a multi-choice Combo Box in Power Apps filtering the possibility of ANY selected field in the Combo Box matching ANY stored value in the list which is stored in a Complex (table) field.

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Super User
Super User

Do you frequently need to demonstrate the functionality of an application that operates differently based on on the specific user logged on?  Consider building in a demo function.

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New Member

Hello Techies/Readers,

  
This blog will teach you How to connect Business Central Data in Power Apps.
 
Check below step by step process.
 
Step 1:- 
 
Go to the home.dynamics.com and then Open PowerApps.
 
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Step 2:-
 
Now as you can see in below image, we are on the home page of PowerApps, if you have good knowledge of PowerApps then you can directly create PowerApps by clicking on the options under "Make Your Own App" and if you are beginner then skip this step and follow Step 3.
 

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Step 3:-
 
If you want to connect your data with in-built Microsoft provided sample app then choose "Other Data Sources".
 
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 Step 4:-
 
Now click on + New Connection and select "Business Central".
 
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Step 5:-
 
As you can see in below image, we have created connection with business central, now PowerApps asking us to choose the Environment (Data Set).
 
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Step 6:-
 
After selecting the environment PowerApps asking us to choose entity to create demo app. For this example, we have chosen vendors Entity/Table.

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That's it, we are done with our first sample app, now see how it looks like.

 

Output: As you can see in below image, PowerApps created one demo application for us with the entity vendor.
 
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This one was demo app where I demonstrate to connect Business central data with Power Apps, now based on that I have created one proper Power App in which I have used Business center Role center, List and Card page of Vendors, Purchase orders and Purchase Invoice and Inventory modules. You can say Business Central Important modules integrated with Power Apps.
I know you are thinking that how we can integrate this, correct?? don't worry I will explain this in my next Blog meanwhile you just checkout this exclusive sneak peek.
 
Entry Level Page:
 
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Home Page (Role Center)😞

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List Page of Vendors:

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Card page of Vendor:
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Advocate II
Advocate II

Forest_to_Trees_Title_v1.pngEveryone is going digital. The need for companies to engage in a complete digital transformation is now a foregone conclusion. Countless CEOs have nominated CIOs to deploy AI, AR, IoT, and RPA, by leveraging APIs in the cloud. These acronyms are all the rage at shareholder meetings, but how do these abstract concepts trickle down to rank-and-file employees in their everyday work?

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Use Case: How to use Barcode control to scan multiple bar codes without clicking on Scan button after every scan.

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New Member

In this article we discuss how to prioritise Power App projects and building the business case.

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New Member

In this article we discuss 3 great examples of Power Apps and how they have helped real organisations.

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Super User
Super User

A question I often receive is how to update more than one list when using an edit form.  Since the edit form is linked to one specific data source and updated when you invoke the SubmitForm function, a second update mechanism is required.  The solution lies in the use of the Patch function in conjunction with SubmitForm.

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Administrator
Administrator

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Power Platform 

October 2020 Community Highlights

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Super User III
Super User III

As users have become accustomed in many applications, top menus with context sensitive sub-menus are the norm, but are not part of the standard Power Apps “suite”, so creating this type of function is a good enhancement to user experience using a “look and feel” familiar to them.

This blog will demonstrate one method of achieving this functionality with an experience familiar to the user.

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Super User III
Super User III

Office 365Groups have many uses, particularly when Security Enabled for controlling user authorities to access individual Power Apps while also allowing the same group to control access to the data source ("all in one place").

However you can also use the user’s membership of any group (not necessarily having access to the app and not needing security enablement) to control what they can do and see once the app is opened. This blog discusses the options for enabling the functionality.

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Advocate I
Advocate I

Recently a need was identified to create a calendar using SharePoint/Microsoft Lists as a datasource. Normally, this would be an easy undertaking as you would simply create a column for start date and a column for end date. As most of us know, nothing is as simple as it ever seems. The business requirement was that an application should be created that limits the number of bookings that can be created in a day (due to covid and social distancing guidelines) and recurring dates are a must. Restricting the number of bookings was easy and to an extent recurring events was simple until it came to creating logic for recurring events on a weekly basis. With a little help from different examples in the community, I was able to find a way to set up recurring events while using SharePoint/Microsoft Lists as a data source.

 

 

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Administrator
Administrator

Microsoft Power Platform Communities – 2020 Recognitions

2020 was an exciting year for Microsoft’s Power Platform and the team supporting it; we were recognized with awards from:

  • Khoros Kudos Awards
  • Stevie® Awards for Women in Business
  • Golden Bridge Awards


Read the full post below to learn about the innovations the Power Platform team implemented to garner these accolades.

 

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Administrator
Administrator

For October, the Vancouver Power Apps User Group has two often requested topics.

  • How to get started (from bare metal) creating applications with Power Apps
  • 3 ways to create Power Apps custom connectors

WhenThursday, October 22, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT

Every 4th Thursday of the month

Add to calendar

 

Where: https://aka.ms/vancouverpug

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Administrator
Administrator

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Power Platform 

September 2020 Community Highlights

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Administrator
Administrator

Hey Power Apps Fans!

Are you familiar with our Super User program?! We would like to announce that the Power Apps Super User program has now launched tiered Super Super ranks to give each Super User a more personalized rank next to their username! This will help signify where a Super User is at in their journey of community contribution!

 

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