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JSON for canvas apps

Headshot of article author Greg Lindhorst

Introducing the JSON function for generating JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) within a canvas app. Use it to share data with systems and APIs that require JSON. You can also this function to encode and export images in base64 for the first time. And we also added two small features: #rrggbbaa notation and Color.Transparent.

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Improved data source selection and Common Data Service views

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We are excited to announce that we have added a new experience rolling out this week for selecting data sources in canvas apps and to allow using the Common Data Services views as a filter on entities.  Configuring a gallery or data table control is much easier with a prompt guiding the data source or connector to use. With this new experience is an improved data access to Common Data Service and will soon include all of the recent connection improvements.  To streamline use of Common Data Service, the data source selection includes a list of suggested entities.  The ability to use entity views as a filter allows more advanced queries to be used without delegation limits.

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ConfirmExit for canvas apps

Headshot of article author Greg Lindhorst

Nobody wants to lose unsaved changed.  And yet there are many ways to exit a canvas app while still in a dirty state, from closing the browser tab to swiping back to the list of apps on the phone. Now there is a way to prevent losing unsaved changes.  The App object has two new … Continue reading “ConfirmExit for canvas apps”

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ALM at scale: new features and automation capabilities

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Today, we’re announcing the ability to add your Canvas apps and Flows to solutions (Preview) in the Common Data Service for Apps – even if they weren’t originally created from a solution! This means that you can now package all related apps, Flows, logic, schema, and other components and move them together across environments. As an added … Continue reading “ALM at scale: new features and automation capabilities”

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Announcing the general availability of the new view designer

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We had recently announced the public preview of our new view designer. Since then many of you have actively used it and given us great feedback to help make it even better. Today we are happy to announce that the new view designer is out of preview and available for general use. The latest update includes additional features, added based on your feedback, to help makers quickly and productively author views.

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Time zone independent fields for Canvas apps

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Canvas apps now fully support CDS time zone independent fields.  In the CDS preview connector we had blocked them until they were working properly.  All the work required has now been completed and fully deployed. Our mission was simple: Canvas and Model-driven apps should show and edit date/time values in the same manner.  Entering a … Continue reading “Time zone independent fields for Canvas apps”

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