Store your files in the Common Data Service with Microsoft Flow

In general I will store my files in SharePoint as the document management capabilities of SharePoint match what I need. Document Libraries offer the option to store files and manage my files better than most other document stores. I do however sometimes need to store files in a different location, away for SharePoint. Today I … Continue reading Store your files in the Common Data Service with Microsoft Flow

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Functions Pattern in Microsoft Flow

Function Libraries in Microsoft Flow

When you think as a code developer and you start with Microsoft Flow there will be a few patterns that you miss. In a first attempt to make every developer welcome, I developed the Try, Catch , Finally pattern in Microsoft Flow. Today I will have a look at being able to create reusable functions … Continue reading Function Libraries in Microsoft Flow

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Option Sets in the Common Data Service

If you come from a SharePoint background like me you will know how often you need to choose between choice lists, lookup lists and managed metadata fields. 3 ways to feed a drop down. Within the Common Data Service we also have a drop down option available. As we saw in Entities in the Common Data … Continue reading Option Sets in the Common Data Service

Entities in the Common Data Service – Part 2

As part of my Common Data Service series I introduced entities in the first part of this post. Time to get on with creating an Entity. In this post I will create an entity for Cars.  The New Entity form will ask me for the singular and the plural name for the entity. Fields I'm … Continue reading Entities in the Common Data Service – Part 2

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An introduction to Entities in the Common Data Service

As part of the Common Data Service series, I will now look at Entities in the CDS. Any body who has developed systems in Dynamics 365 (a.k.a. Dynamics CRM) will know what entities are. Dynamics users will only have to get used to the new UI developed as part of the Dynamics to CDS transition … Continue reading An introduction to Entities in the Common Data Service

Common Data Service operations available in PowerApps

As part of my Common Data Services series I'm looking at the Common Data Service connector in PowerApps. Recently a new UX has been released and your Entities within your current environment are offered to you as soon as you create a new app in PowerApps. As you click on the entities that you want … Continue reading Common Data Service operations available in PowerApps

Common Data Service actions and triggers available within Microsoft Flow

As part of my Common Data Services series I'm looking at the Common Data Service connector in Microsoft Flow. As with many connectors there are triggers and actions available within the CDS connector. The 4 triggers and 5 actions give you basic CRUD operations and the option to start your flows when basic CUDS (Create, … Continue reading Common Data Service actions and triggers available within Microsoft Flow