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Configure easy dependent drop downs in PowerApps

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Dependent drop downs, also known as “cascading drop downs” is the scenario where making one selection on a drop down filters the options available for selection on a following drop down. This is a common scenario across business forms in order to optimize the form filling out experience for the user. For example, filtering cities that … Continue reading “Configure easy dependent drop downs in PowerApps”

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Quickly edit the filters for views

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Makers can now quickly and easily edit the filters for their model-driven views. The view designer displays filters in the Filter by … section in the property pane. Clicking on the individual filters in the property pane shows a dialog that allows makers to quickly update the operator and the value.

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Tree view has an “App” item to make app building easier

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There’s a fancy new item in the tree view and its name is “App”.  This App item is not a control, but is permanently there and contains properties of your app such as OnStart. In previous versions, the OnStart property was included in the property list of the first screen of your app. The feedback … Continue reading “Tree view has an “App” item to make app building easier”

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January 2019 updates for Microsoft PowerApps

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The team has been busy the last month shipping new features and fixes for you.  You can view the weekly release information here https://aka.ms/PAWeeklyReleaseNotes .  Check the release table, by region, to find out when these features and fixes will be available.   Canvas-app delegation of aggregate functions in Common Data Service for Apps In canvas apps, … Continue reading “January 2019 updates for Microsoft PowerApps”

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Introducing canvas components

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I am very excited to announce that canvas components are now available in production as an experimental feature! Canvas components make it easier to build reusable controls, such as navigation menus and dialogs. The ‘master’ / ‘instance’ behavior makes it easy to reuse them as building blocks inside the app or shared between apps. Why components? … Continue reading “Introducing canvas components”

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More Regular Expressions for Canvas apps

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For regular readers of this blog, you may recall a blog post by Carlos Figueira on working with SQL server time values.  In it, Carlos used the Mid, Find, Substitute, and other functions to parse an ISO 8601 duration string such as “PT2H1M39S” which represents 2 hours, 1 minute, and 39 seconds. Carlos’ solution works great … Continue reading “More Regular Expressions for Canvas apps”

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On-premises data gateway management in the Power platform admin center

Headshot of article author Arthi Ramasubramanian Iyer

We are excited to launch the public preview of the Data Gateway feature on the Power platform admin center; This feature provides tenant admins with visibility into all On-premises data gateways within their organization and also management capabilities. On-premises data gateway Once you log in as a tenant admin, click on Data Gateway on the … Continue reading “On-premises data gateway management in the Power platform admin center”

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New CDS capabilities for Canvas apps enter Preview

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For the last few months we have been rolling out new features for Canvas apps when connected to the Common Data Service for Apps: One-to-Many relationships Option sets Many-to-Many relationships Aggregate delegation We have been doing this work under an Experimental switch, off by default for all apps: Thank you for playing with these features and … Continue reading “New CDS capabilities for Canvas apps enter Preview”

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Delegation of Aggregate functions for CDS

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Sum, Min, Max, and Average functions in Canvas apps are aggregate functions that can reduce a large amount of data down to a single value.   For example, Average could be used to find the average age of a class of students using Average( Students, Age ). These functions can also be used with the Filter function … Continue reading “Delegation of Aggregate functions for CDS”

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Improved datasource and field selection in canvas apps

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PowerApps authoring using data is getting easier with improved creation and selection of datasources, fields, and connections. The experience has been updated and search was added to help quickly find the right item.  Also more of the data controls can be configured directly in the property pane. This experience is rolling out throughout this week. … Continue reading “Improved datasource and field selection in canvas apps”

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