Category: Flow

Substitutions in Microsoft Flow

The post you are reading now was inspired by a recent question I saw on my Twitter. User was asking if it is possible to reassign a task to another employee if the current assignee is out of office without an access to their Office 365. I found this question as a direct link to a well known functionality of business applications called “substitutions”.

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Adaptive Cards showcase

Adaptive Cards

This post is related to a screencast I’ve made recently. It describes how the Flow, used by the solution, is built in details. Have fun watching and learning how it is made. This post is also part of the sequel I am writing about “Adaptive Cards“.

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Elevated permissions in Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow

It was fairly easy to say to SharePoint Workflow (both in 2010 and 2013 versions) that certain action or actions should be executed with the elevated permissions.

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Import XML to PowerApps

PowerApps+Flow logo

When preparing for a new project, I started to check whether different customer expectations are feasible with PowerApps. The first of these is the ability to use an XML file as input, to build a table in the application and possibly to save them to SQL later.

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Discovering suspended workflows with Microsoft Flow

In my daily work over business processes in Office 365, specifically in SharePoint Online, one thing annoys me the most – namely the lack of mechanisms to inform me that the workflow has hung up – that it is in a “Suspended” state.

The solution for that issue is not provided by Microsoft or Nintex – the company with which products I have been working for a quite long time. There are only workarounds, but they are inadequate, and I wanted to be able to react proactively and not reactively to any flow suspension event.

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PowerApps hand written signature

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Customer asked me if this is possible to add handwritten signature to a PDF generated using tools available in Office 365. My first thought was “no”, then I checked that there is “Pen input” control in PowerApps, so it was like “yes”. Then again, after searching “how” this signature can be put inside a document, I thought this is a “no”.

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Removing records in SharePoint from PowerApps

PowerApps

PowerApps is getting more and more powerful tool to create business apps in the “no-code” approach. Using SharePoint as the data source is somehow natural (although there are alternatives, like an SQL Server or Common Data Service) thanks to their tight integration.

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Clear lookup and people picker fields in PowerApps

PowerApps

Have you ever been struggling with a lack of the possibility to clear a number, person or lookup column using PowerApps? Well, I recently found myself in a situation, where I needed to be able to clear such columns in my application, but found out, that this is not possible (maybe not yet).

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Facebook @workplace integration with SharePoint using Microsoft Flow

facebook @workplace

Building an intranet using modern SharePoint I was asked by a customer, if this is possible to show information from their facebook @workplace portal. I started digging and reading the documentation only to realize, that no matter if I were using modern or classic approach, still there are no ready-to-use scripts from facebook, allowing to copy-paste and then be able to display ex. information from Newsfeed.

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