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

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What is the Common Data Service?

If you have been using Microsoft Flow, PowerApps or Power BI for a while then I'm sure that you have been using the Common Data Service (CDS) or at least you have been looking into the CDS or at least you have heard some people talking about the CDS. If you don't know what Common … Continue reading What is the Common Data Service?

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Cancel your pending approvals in Microsoft Flow

There are quite a few posts about approvals in Microsoft Flow. Have you ever noticed that when you have one of your flows sending an approval that there is no option to cancel the approval step? In this post I'm describing one approach fro cancelling the approval steps so that you can resubmit the approval … Continue reading Cancel your pending approvals in Microsoft Flow

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Microsoft Flow – Filter queries in the List records action in the Common Data Services connector

A while back I wrote a post about the OData filtering Get Items action in the SharePoint connector. this has been a very successful post and it is being found by a lot of my followers every day. Today I'm going to have a look at the similar functionality within the Common Data Services connectors. … Continue reading Microsoft Flow – Filter queries in the List records action in the Common Data Services connector

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Microsoft Flow / PowerApps – Common Data Services or SharePoint Lists

When you build flows in Microsoft Flow or apps in PowerApps most likely you will be using data of some sort. Where should you be storing the data? In this post i'm considering SharePoint lists and I'm considering the Common Data Service ( CDS ). Which one of these lists is better? First of all … Continue reading Microsoft Flow / PowerApps – Common Data Services or SharePoint Lists

PowerApps – Common Data Services, the Ins and the Outs of your data store

In my previous post I mentioned the Common Data Services. In this post I will look at the CDS in more detail. When starting with the CDS it is easy to create new entities and each entity can be used to store your business data in. Then PowerApps can be used to maintain your data … Continue reading PowerApps – Common Data Services, the Ins and the Outs of your data store

Dynamics 365 vs the Common Data Services

Dynamics CRM, Dynamics 365, Common Data Services it can be very confusing. What is what? 3 names that are commonly used and as lot seems to refer to the same thing. The names aren't always used correctly by everybody. I will also have a look at creating customisations using Managed Solutions, Unmanaged Solutions vs just … Continue reading Dynamics 365 vs the Common Data Services