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.
Tag: I Wish I Would Have Known
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.
I Wish I Would Have Known #21: Add new Area to Sitemap in Modern Model-Driven App Designer.
The new modern model-driven app designer has an easy to use interface, and in sync with canvas app designer. However, the preview has the following known limitations.
- You can’t add the following model-driven app components:
- Business process flows
- You can’t add more than one area to the app’s navigation site map.
- You can’t change the app’s icon.
- You can’t specify the app’s URL.
You can use the Switch to classic option to use the classic designer to complete the above app design tasks.
Don’t be like our Buddy in the above comic strip, always check the official docs to see the known limitations, read more here.
I Wish I Would Have Known #20: Get the list of new apps and flows in your tenant.
Sometimes, the most useful things may go unnoticed, this FLOW template can provide a list of new apps, flows, and connectors that have been introduced into your tenant within a configurable window. This is very useful when you are an admin and have to do some house keeping activities in the tenant.
I Wish I Would Have Known #19: Maker Portal: User Cannot See an Environment
Sharing an app with the user and, asking the user to run the app for one time will resolve this issue for most cases. I have had few instances where, new users with maker roles were unable to see the environment in the maker portal even after sharing the app. However, sharing a sample App with Co-owner permission resolved this issue.
I Wish I Would Have Known #18: Delete Permission for Model-Driven Apps
The underlying structure of Model-Driven apps are totally different than Canvas apps. Model-Driven apps are created at environment level and owned by the organization so, if you need to give delete permission for model-driven apps, it should be given at the environment level. Means, this will give the permission to delete apps created by other users as well. This is the main reason why Model-Driven app delete permission is restricted to admin roles.
I Wish I Would Have Known #17: Environment Backup Retention Periods
Backups for production environments that have been created with a database and have one or more Dynamics 365 applications installed are retained up to 28 days. Backups for production environments which do not have Dynamics 365 applications deployed in them will be retained for 7 days. Sometimes, this can be a bit confusing but, very important to understand the differences, read more from official docs here.
I Wish I Would Have Known #16: Issue with “When a record is selected” trigger
Read more about the known issues of Dataverse (legacy) connector here.
I Wish I Would Have Known #15: Automatically Added Solution Components
It is good to keep this in mind when you create lookup fields (Columns) as, there is high chance for the system added components to go unnoticed by the developers.
I Wish I Would Have Known #14: Record Count in Editable Grids.
This is one of the limitation in editable grids. Currently, it supports only pagination, no record count or selected record count.