Power Platform Dev Weekly #198
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🥇 Cover Story
by Erik Donker
FetchXML is the core language for working with data in Dataverse, so it’s always fascinating to see what it can do when you push it beyond the normal queries. In this article, Erik deep-dives into some undocumented territory to show how we can do some of the clever features from Web API in FetchXML.
💎 Model Driven Apps & Dataverse
This new preview feature lets you link activities to multiple other records. “Related” is the new “Regarding”!
by Nati Turtledove
Solution layering is one of those things that Dataverse developers really need to understand. In this article Nati walks through with examples of the impact of including changes to the same components in multiple layers and how Dataverse brings them together.
🏋️♂️ Canvas Apps
by Matt Devaney
The ever excellent Matt shows some examples and some pitfalls for using the new feature of user defined functions.
by Chris Harper
Speed your users along by making sure the right item (or no item) is selected in a gallery by default, and a quick option to jump to the bottom of the list.
by Craig White
Craig continues his series highlighting lesser known function in power apps and does a great job describing DataSourceInfo.
😎 Power Automate
by Nishant Rana
If you’re doing bulk record updates or imports using Power Automate you’re going to want to investigate this option to process multiple records in parallel and slash your execution times.
by Tomasz Poszytek
Tomasz highlights a nifty use of Flow to replace all of the special characters the user enters that might not be supported in your database. Ć Ł and Ń be gone.
👍 Everything else in Power Platform
by Neil Parkhurst
Neil dives deep into a little known aspect of Omnichannel
by Nick Doelman
Nick is back with core functionality and makes sure we understand the intracies of the DateTime column
by Tricia Sinclair
Whilst not sepcific to Co-Pilot, this excellent article highlights some of the issues with AI particularly around bias and how to ensure you mitigate it as best you can.
🎮 Other Interesting Articles
Dataverse: Export-Import solution for Virtual Table - Temmy Wahyu Raharjo
Process AI Builder data using XPath in Power Automate - Pierter Veenstra
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