CDS, Data Integration, Flow, Microsoft Flow, Model-Driven Apps, Power Platform, PowerApps

Creating CDS records from an open API – Nasa’s Astronomy Picture of the Day – using Microsoft Flow

For about a week ago I had some fun exploring one of Nasa’s Open APIs, Astronomy Picture of the Day. I made a Canvas App which displayed the picture of today (with a Microsoft Flow in the background). As a separate thing I also created a Microsoft Flow which I scheduled to run each day, it gets me the picture of today and saves it as a record in the Common Data Service. Before I set up the flow I created an entity to hold this information. This blog post will let you in on how I set up the flow which creates CDS records and how to display the records in a Model-Driven App.

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Canvas apps, Custom Connectors, Flow, Microsoft Flow, Power Platform, PowerApps

Setting up a Custom Connector from an OpenAPI file and utilizing it in PowerApps and Flow

This is the third and last blog post in a series of three. These blog posts are all dedicated to describing my findings from exploring Canvas Apps. In the first one I summarized what might be good to know if you are totally new to Canvas Apps. In the second I gave an example of creating a Canvas App from scratch including using the camera control. In this third one we will look at setting up a Custom Connector from an OpenAPI file and utilizing it in a Canvas App and in your Microsoft Flows.

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CDS, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Flow, Power Platform

Cascade from parent to child the flow way

When working with Dynamics 365 CE and designing solutions, it happens from time to time that you want to cascade information from parent records to child records. One example could be to have the address of the contact updated when the address of the parent account is changed.

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