UCI Grid Filtering and Search improvements

by Levin, Aric

Common Data Service  Dynamics 365  Power Platform  PowerApps  Unified Interface (UCI) 


Posted on 2/2/2020 1:30:00 AM


Over the past couple of years, since the release of Unified interface, one of the biggest pain points for most customer was that features that are available in the web client are not available in the new Unified Interface. There were a lot of improvements in the Unified Interface with the responsive client, custom controls and more, but when you are used to working in a certain way, taking away features is sometimes hard to get used to.

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Eventbrite to CDS Integration - Part 1

by Levin, Aric

Common Data Service  Custom Connectors  Dynamics 365  Flow  Power Platform 


Posted on 12/29/2019 6:30:00 PM


In this series of posts, I will demonstrate how to integrate between Eventbrite and the Power Platform by creating a Model Driven App to store event information, Creation of Microsoft Flow to execute when a new event is created or a new order is added to an event in Eventbrite, and the creation of a Custom Connector to retrieve the event details from Eventbrite.

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Eventbrite to CDS Integration - Part 2 (Eventbrite Settings)

by Levin, Aric

Common Data Service  Custom Connectors  Dynamics 365  Flow  Power Platform 


Posted on 12/29/2019 6:30:00 PM


In the second post will concentrate on the configuration of Eventbrite. We assume that you have already an Eventbrite account and you can create your own events. If you don’t have an Eventbrite account yet, this is the time to create one. You only need an email address and to set a password in order to create an Eventbrite account. Eventbrite is available as a free or paid service. Everything in this series of posts was done using the free Eventbrite account.

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Eventbrite to CDS Integration - Part 3 (Custom Connector)

by Levin, Aric

Common Data Service  Custom Connectors  Dynamics 365  Flow  Power Platform 


Posted on 12/29/2019 6:30:00 PM


In the third post will create our custom connector in order to connect with Eventbrite. The custom connector will allow us to call the Eventbrite api to retrieve the required information about the Events and the Attendees that have not been provided by the Webhook.

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Eventbrite to CDS Integration - Part 4 (Event Flow)

by Levin, Aric

Common Data Service  Custom Connectors  Dynamics 365  Flow  Power Platform 


Posted on 12/29/2019 6:30:00 PM


In this fourth post we will update the original flow that we created for when a new event is created in Eventbrite. The flow should have a couple of steps as the baseline. The steps include When a HTTP request is received, and the Initialize Variable action.

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Eventbrite to CDS Integration - Part 5 (Attendee Flow)

by Levin, Aric

Common Data Service  Custom Connectors  Dynamics 365  Flow  Power Platform 


Posted on 12/29/2019 6:30:00 PM


In this fifth post we will update the original flow that we created for when a new attendee is registered in Eventbrite. Your flow should have a couple of steps as the baseline. The steps include When a HTTP request is received, and the Initialize Variable action.

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Format Text by using PCF Control and Regular Expressions

by Levin, Aric

Common Data Service  Dynamics 365  Dynamics CRM  Power Platform  PowerApps  PowerApps Component Framework (PCF)  Unified Interface 


Posted on 12/25/2019 4:34:00 PM


On one of our recent projects, we had a requirement to only allow valid Tax Id Numbers on that field. There are various ways of implementing this, but as the direction seems to be to shift the development of these kind of features to custom controls, we decided to implement it as a PCF custom control.

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Embed a simple Power Virtual Agent in Power Apps Portal

by Levin, Aric

Portals  Power Platform  PowerApps 


Posted on 12/19/2019 1:53:00 AM


A little late in the game as Power Virtual Agent is already in Public Preview and trials are available, but I wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to create a bot, publish it and add it to your Power Apps Portal page.

Power Virtual Agents allows user to quickly and easily create powerful bots using a graphical no-code graphical experience. To start creating our first bot, we navigate to powerva.microsoft.com or aka.ms/TryPVA which will redirect to powervirtualagents.microsoft.com.

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What new in the Common Data Service Connector?

by Levin, Aric

Common Data Service  Dynamics 365  Flow  Power Platform  PowerApps 


Posted on 11/1/2019 2:36:00 AM


With the Power Platform Wave 2 release, we started noticing some progressive changes to the Common Data Service connector. When you do a search for “Common Data Service” in the connector search box, you will see two separate connectors. The first connector which we are used to is still called the Common Data Service connector, but you will notice that there is an additional connector called Common Data Service (current environment) connector.

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Creating a simple canvas app component

by Levin, Aric

Business Solutions  Power Platform  PowerApps 


Posted on 9/8/2019 3:08:00 PM


As part of the 2019 October Release (Wave 2), Microsoft is introducing PowerApps Canvas App Components. Canvas App Components are reusable components that can be shared across multiple screens of your app, without the need to create or copy the component across the multiple screens. Create once, and use multiple times. Canvas App components can also be imported and exported, so that they can be used across multiple applications. This post will demonstrate how to create a simple component, add custom properties and use it from within your Canvas application

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