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Flows from the field: Deploying flows; Rollup queries; Logic Apps; Input-output security; Sentiment analysis; Power Apps Portals

by MSDW Reporter
Editorial Team,
January 15 2020

Dynamics 365 professionals put Power Automate to work, deploying flows without updating connections, generating rollup queries, protecting input and output data and more.

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Deploying flows without updating connections

All too often, users find themselves needing to update connections when deploying solutions with flows. According to Microsoft MVP Sara Lagerquist, there's a better way. She noticed that solutions with flows typically have the flows turned off and need a manual management layer to update connections. There are actually two connectors currently provided by Microsoft: Common Data Service and Common Data Service (Current Environment).

Deploying with the Current Environment connector lets users put the flows out in an activated state. Confusingly, the system usually presents a greeting message indicating that the flow connection is invalid, but that's not actually true. To get past the confusion, Lagerquest explains a technique to track the true status of your flows.

Generating rollup queries and goals

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