Hey, I’m Mats πŸ‘‹

And I πŸ’• Power Platform and Azure and all things connected πŸ’« I like to discover all kinda of new stuff πŸ’‘ I can’t remember stuff, so instead I will write it down here πŸ“š

Quick Tip πŸ’‘ Power Automate get more than 5000 Dataverse Records

One thing that drove me crazy on a regular basis was getting more than 5000 records from Dataverse in Power Automate. It felt like sometimes it was working while in other cases it was not. Microsoft’s documentation clearly states that it SHOULD be working when you are using Pagination πŸ‘ A quick test on the Contact entity without any filters says this is true, first done without pagination returns exactly 5000 records....

February 17, 2022 Β· 2 min Β· Mats Necker

ALM Power Platform ✨ Part 2 - spkl all the way

Welcome to the second part of our ALM series πŸš€ In the first part we discussed the idea behind it and made a rough sketch of how one can implement a Power Platform specific ALM process. In this part, we are looking at the Source Control step of it. Source control is our storage of every version and change we are making to our solution. This is incredibly helpful for documentation purposes but you can also easily roll back to the previous version....

January 16, 2022 Β· 6 min Β· Mats Necker

ALM Power Platform ✨ Part 1 - Overview and Process

ALM is a term being used more and more around the Power Platform and covers a wide area of topics. In this series, I want to take a deeper look at it and use a project of mine to illustrate the process with lots of examples. Let’s start with the most obvious questions: What does β€œALM” even mean? πŸ€” ALM is short for β€œApplication Lifecycle Management” and is most commonly used to describe the combination of processes, tools, and most importantly people to manage a product or app during its complete lifecycle from development, testing, deployment, production usage, feedback and so on....

January 11, 2022 Β· 4 min Β· Mats Necker

Customize app commands πŸ‘Œ Part 1: Introduction & simple command

There is a new preview feature for Model-Driven Apps available: Customize app commands (preview) πŸŽ‰ If you are familiar with Scott Durow’s Ribbon Workbench then you will be familiar with the concept of modifying your apps ribbon menu or how Microsoft calls it nowadays - the command bar: Command bars are at the core of every model-driven app and appear in many different locations. Commands are arranged in relation to other commands and are associated with a command bar location....

October 6, 2021 Β· 6 min Β· Mats Necker

FetchXML Magic πŸ”₯ Aggregations - Basics

Recently I had a few cases in working with Power Automate and Dataverse Plugins where I had do stuff like sums and other things related to many records. Until I mostly gone the probably β€œmost simple” way: Fetching all relevant records and iterate through them and do the calculation that was needed. Works okay but always felt a bit cumbersome πŸ€” This time I wanted to try something new I always was there but until now had never tried: FetchXML aggregates....

June 23, 2021 Β· 5 min Β· Mats Necker