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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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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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Frequent Visitor

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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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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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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Power Platform 

September 2020 Community Highlights

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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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Super User III
Super User III

In this article, I want to discuss one of the repeating issues in the community, how to implement a JOIN while retrieving the manager details in a loop in Power Apps.

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Thrilled to be with you for my first blog post on our Community sites and our channels. I just passed my 90-day mark back at Microsoft full time leading our Power Platform Community Success Team and am excited to be partnering with our internal teams and revving up the engines on our communitwebsitesuser groups, events and monthly calls with all of you. Last year I was a community reporter at Ignite and I loved running around the event interviewing amazing colleagues, executives, community members, and fellow MVPs for my ‘Ignite on the fly’ video series.  

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Community Highlights - Power Apps for August 2020! 

 

Stay up-to-date with the latest community happenings, be sure to subscribe to News & AnnouncementsFor more information about subscribing to community content, see our support articleSubscriptions and Notifications.

 

We are excited to be announcing our top contributors for our Power Apps users and our Super Users. This achievement isn't easy, and those who make it here have usually set a goal to help as many community members as they can and are using their own free time to give back to this awesome community.

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Frequent Visitor

In this post, I will demonstrate how a simple bridging piece of technology can bring multiple standalone innovations together to help kickstart engineers problem solving or approach. We have Microsoft’s Power Apps Virtual Agents on one end of the stick and the mammoth that is industrial data on the other.

 

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Super User III
Super User III

  • A fairly simple slideshow that can be used for your intro screen
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Super User III
Super User III

Users want to implement cascading checkbox driving from the data sources. It should hold the previous selections and deselect the child checkboxes when we deselect the parent checkbox.

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We are happy to announce that the August "Can You Solve These?" challenge was a huge hit, with lots of participation and excitement across the Power Platform Communities! Thanks you SO MUCH to those of you that participated in this community challenge! Here are the winners from the Power Apps Community!  Winners were selected at random for this challenge for each community.

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There have been some changes being made behind the scenes of the Power Platform Communities recently, and it's my pleasure to announce that the Power BI Community and Power Virtual Agents Communities are both under new management!

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Microsoft

We’re excited to share the new features and capabilities coming to Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. You’ll hear directly from Microsoft engineers, product experts, and executives about how to reimagine tomorrow in the current, challenging business environment and how to prepare your organization for what’s next.

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Power Platform Community Super Users are recognized for their time, dedication, and contributions to the community. Read on to learn a bit more about each of them and be sure to give them a thumbs up when they help you in the community! Click here to learn more about the Super User program!

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Super User III
Super User III

User-defined functions in Power Apps to achieve the code reusability for the app's best performance and maintaining code in a central location. Here is the step by step approach to achieving in Power Apps using Toggle control. 

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Super User III
Super User III

Using the With() statement allowing the combining of non-Delegable filters with Delegable items into one Delegable statement.

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The Power Apps Community is proud to announce the Super Users for Season 2, this group makes up an exclusive group of community experts who are top contributors with outstanding participation. Super User Status is recognition for community contributions such as finding threads that have no reply and providing helpful answers, marking solutions, writing blog posts, posting data stories, giving kudos, or contributing content- you know, being an outstanding community member. 

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Stay up-to-date with the latest community happenings, be sure to subscribe to News & AnnouncementsFor more information about subscribing to community content, see our support articleSubscriptions and Notifications

We are excited to be announcing our top contributors for our Power Apps users and our Super Users. This achievement isn't easy, and those who make it here have usually set a goal to help as many community members as they can and are using their own free time to give back to this awesome community.

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On August 14th, we will be recognizing the “Super Users for 2020 – Season 2!” The Power Apps Community Super Users make up an exclusive group of community experts who are top contributors with outstanding participation. Super User Status is recognition for community contributions such as finding threads that have no reply and providing helpful answers, marking solutions, writing blog posts, posting data stories, giving kudos contributing content- you know, being an outstanding member.  For 2020 we currently have recognized 24 Super Users and for Season 2 we are recognizing an additional 8 superstars to join our Super Users family. Bringing our total to 30 Super Users for 2020.

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We are excited to announce another 'Can You Solve These?' community challenge. However, there's one major difference: This time, community members from all products in the family, Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Dynamics 365 can participate. The more the merrier!

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Keep your eyes open for our upcoming 'Can You Solve These?' community challenge! Although we have had Power BI 'Can You Solve These?' challenges before, this one will be different, as members from ALL Power Platform Communities can participate! This is your chance to win some really cool swag.

We’ll post here, in News & Announcements, when we have more details to share, so stay tuned!

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Microsoft

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After lurking for a long time on the poweruser's community blog I was inspired to comment in a conversation regarding the development of best practices with styling in Power Apps: Creating a dynamic color scheme system with optional user personalization by @wyotim .  I really liked his vision of a world where we work together to develop a standard to move out on as a community with when styling our Power Apps...

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Stay up to date with the latest community happenings, be sure to subscribe to News & Announcements! For more information about subscribing to community content, see our support articleSubscriptions and NotificationsWe are excited to be announcing our top five contributors for our Power Apps users and our Super Users. This achievement isn't easy, and those who make it here have usually set a goal to help as many community members as they can and are using their own free time to give back to this awesome community.

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Microsoft

Model-driven apps are highly customized and can pull data from many different sources to satisfy your business needs.  When using custom logic to retrieve data from CDS or any other data source, one important factor to consider is – performance.  Typically, pro developers use JavaScript to request data using Web API calls like retrieve Entity using the fetch query filters.

These query can be expensive if filters are not applied judiciously and may become expensive. Consider a case where customer wants to ensure if at least one record exists matching the requirement, the retrieve calls can be crafted just to retrieve the top record.  The addition of retrieving only top record saves lot of work for the server, as this will stop the scan after fetching the record. This also play a significant role in page load times, in case if there's more than one record in the results for the query is not ordered by any condition.

For example, In the below code snippet , the user is trying to retrieve all the records associated with a  particular entity and after the results are retrieved, user checks if at least one record exists and accesses only the first record. This can be easily replaced by retrieving only the top record and access the retrieved record.

 

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