Flow Timeout

Calling long running flows in PowerApps.

How often do you need to do something complicated in PowerApps and you use Flow to do this for you? When this something takes longer than a minute you might run into issues. These Long running flows called from PowerApps will time out after one minute. The Power Platform can handle long running flows, however … Continue reading Calling long running flows in PowerApps.

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Apostrophe

Handling apostrophes in Microsoft Flow

Almost all data in Microsoft Flow is handled using json. Just like with Xml in the past, it is important to understand the limitations of json. An example of json usage in Flow is shown below. In the above example shows: An array An item in an array An attribute value Dynamics content used within … Continue reading Handling apostrophes in Microsoft Flow

PowerPlatform for Admins

Manage your Power Platform with the PowerPlatform for Admins connector in Flow

Have you come across the PowerPlatform for Admins connector yet? This connector can be used to manage your PowerPlatform. Be very careful, when you try this connector as the delete actions options work very well! In this post I will have a look at the actions available within this connector. The actions can be categorised … Continue reading Manage your Power Platform with the PowerPlatform for Admins connector in Flow

File locks in SharePoint and Flow

Microsoft Flow – Handling file locks in SharePoint

Have you ever struggled to handle files in SharePoint when you are running your flows? Microsoft Flow's actions that deal with documents in SharePoint, will have to deal with the same issues that users may deal with, however users have the SharePoint UI that will help them. In flows you will need to deal with … Continue reading Microsoft Flow – Handling file locks in SharePoint

Document Properties in Word

Document Properties in MS Word, 3 major issues?

In this post I'm looking at 3 major issues with document properties in Word. When you use SharePoint Online and rely on document properties used in document content to be correct. Recently some changes must have been made as the updates that you make in a SharePoint library form appear in document preview and my … Continue reading Document Properties in MS Word, 3 major issues?

Functions Pattern in Microsoft Flow

Multiple Functions in Function Libraries in Microsoft Flow

In part 2 of this mini series about organising your flows into functions I will look at calling multiple functions. If you missed part 1 then please have a look at Function Libraries in Microsoft Flow, for the introduction of the function library pattern. In this post I'm looking at calling multiple function branches in … Continue reading Multiple Functions in Function Libraries in Microsoft Flow

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