Author: martin

Build flexible and expandable menu screens in PowerApps

Some of you might be struggeling with building menu screens for larger apps. Having everything alligned and correctly placed can be a pain. What if we need another button once we needed to extend the app? Rearranging everything can be very time consuming and nerve-racking. 🙁

Finally I found another approach which I’d like to share with you. What if we’d just use galleries to manage our menu screen in PowerApps?

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Filter Galleries in PowerApps

In my last blog post I explained how to create a form screen including a gallery in order to add/edit/view table entries and browse them. (LINK).

We’ll now learn how to filter the data in different ways

  • using a drop down control
  • using another gallery
  • by the actual user
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Create Form Screen with PowerApps

One of the essentials when building Apps with PowerApps is the creation of screens to view, edit and add data. In this blog post I’d like to show you how to successfully build a form screen.

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Create RealTimeDatasets in PowerBI – Tweet Tracker

Today I’d like to demonstrate an example on how RealTimeDatasets in Power BI may be used.

Of Course there are multiple possible “real world” scenarios to use this functionality like showing the temperature, humidity or actual value of whatever IOT device. I decided to track Twitter as it was one of my own interests to see some stats about tweets.

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Create Outlook tasks for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

The ones of us which are actively working with VSTS know that it is sometimes a hard job to keep track on all the tasks being created by project managers or other users among multiple projects. I found myself struggling with the amount of emails being sent and to follow all the links to view my tasks.

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Client based alerts spotted on roadmap for D365 for Finance and Operations

I could just find alerts to be announced in development. So anyone who was missing the functionality to set an alert on any dataset like

  • Invoice payment
  • Deliveries
  • Customer changes
  • Etc

Will be happy to read about this functionality to be in development 🙂

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Cost price finding logic in project management and accounting

Have you ever thought how project management and accounting finds its prices when it comes to planning in work breakdown structure or in the forecast models? I just spent some time to figure it out.

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Connect Microsoft Power BI to AX 2012 – ODATA query service

We all know Dynamics 365 for operations offers us a complete new entity store from where we may last but not least consume data for evaluation purposes. Inspired from that idea I started to do some research for similar opportunities within Dynamics AX 2012.

Indeed I’ve been able gather the Information I wanted and I’d like to share that with you as I’m sure some of you are still looking for something like that. Let’s see how it works.

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Item and cost consumption on projects

Have you ever wondered when the consumption of items would have effect on your MS Dynamics AX/D365 for Operations Project? Have you ever wondered when to use which type of item consumption on your projects? If the moment of consumption – or let’s say the moment your project is charged – really matters when it comes to evaluation and project assessment you should have a look at this blog post. The results are finally a mix of documentation I found on the TechNet and the experience I made during the last years.

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Summarize Costs and Revenue of multiple Projects by Financial Dimensions

Indeed it’s the common use  of financial dimensions in Dynamics AX/D3650 – to summarize values across multiple orders/projects/… name it. From my experience some people might not really know how it works and how they might take advantage of it when it comes to building a powerfull project hierarchy.

One scenario where I tend to use it, is when it comes to projects within which we sell items for which we have to grant waranty. Continue reading

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