Tag: I Wish I Would Have Known

I Wish I Would Have Known #29: Default Environment Limitations

I Wish I Would Have Known strip 29: Default Environment Limitations

A single default environment is automatically created by Power Apps for each tenant and shared by all users in that tenant. Whenever a new user signs up for Power Apps, they’re automatically added to the Maker role of the default environment. The default environment is created in the region closest to the default region of the Azure AD tenant. Read more

I Wish I Would Have Known #27: Add Spacers in Modern Model Driven App Designer

Image: To add spacer switch back to the classic editor and add.

While modern app designer provides phenomenal low code experience, it still misses some small and useful components in the classic editor. One such component is spacer control. Currently, this can be added to the form only by switching back to the classic designer, once added, we can switch back to the modern editor. Please upvote the Idea suggestion here to enable this component in the modern designer.

I Wish I Would Have Known #26: Web API “RetrieveAllEntities” Function

Strip 26: Web API “RetrieveAllEntities” Function

The Web Api method “RetrieveAllEntities” function can be a bit confusing as it was not included in the early versions and will give you errors, if you have the older end point hardcoded in your code.

GET {{webapiurl}}RetrieveAllEntities(EntityFilters=Microsoft.Dynamics.CRM.EntityFilters'Entity', RetrieveAsIfPublished=true)

This function should be used with caution and appropriate filters, since it can return a huge amount of data. Read mode about the function here

I Wish I Would Have Known #24: Bypass User Consent Pop-up

Every time when a user runs a powerapp with connectors for the first time, they will receive a popup asking their consent to use the connectors in the specific app.

User Consent Pop-up

Use the Set-AdminPowerAppApisToBypassConsent cmdlet to bypass this pop-up, so that users are are not required to authorize API connections for the input app. The command changes the bypassConsent flag of an app to true. Using this command, end users will observe consent is bypassed for First Party connectors that support single sign-on and custom connectors that don’t require authentication. This includes custom connectors with or without a gateway. Read more here.

I Wish I Would Have Known #23: Could Flow Run Succeeded after Showing Timeout Message.

It’s known behavior that, if you test a cloud flow that runs for longer than 10 minutes, you may get a timeout message in Power Automate, even though the flow continues to run in the background. If this happens, reopen the view to receive the current status.

I Wish I Would Have Known #22: Environment Type and Backup Retention Period

Changing an environment type to sandbox will immediately reduce backup retention to 7 days. If you do not need backups (restore points) older than 7 days, then you can safely switch the type. If you think you may need restore points older than 7 days, it is recommended that you keep the environment as production and consider restoring to a different environment of type sandbox. Read more on the official docs here.