Fixed – Canvas App / Custom Page not showing data (Dataverse / PowerApps)

Recently we faced an issue wherein the custom page was not loading any data, however, it was working for users with the System Administrator role.

The gallery control shows the Product details.

There were no errors in the Developer Tools, we tried by giving all Organization level rights to the users on the tables involved etc. but that didn’t help.

Eventually, it all came down to this particular line in the formula used for the Items property of the Gallery Control i.e. Asset Status field (custom field).

We had a field security profile created which had Read set as No and the users were part of that security profile, which explained why it was only working for System Admin users.

Changing the Read access to Yes for that column fixed the issue for us.

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Get RequiredAttendee (Required) from the Meeting (appointment) table – Power Automate / Dataverse

Below is the sample flow we can use to retrieve the Required (requiredattendees) field’s value from the Meeting table (on the update of the record).

Here we are triggering the flow, if there is an update in the subject field of the meeting record.

Then using the List rows action we are fetching the Activity Parties record associated using the Appointment’s unique identifier and participation mask as 5.

More on participation type mask

And in the last step, we are checking for all the associated Activity Party GUIDs for a specific GUID and then update the record or cancel the record.

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Resolved – Request to XRM API failed with server error: ‘Message: Timeout occurred when calling the XRM api’ Code: InnerError: Type: System.Threading.Tasks.TaskCanceledException Message: A task was canceled in Power Automate

We were getting below Timeout error while trying to save our Power Automate flow.

Request to XRM API failed with server error: ‘Message: Timeout occurred when calling the XRM api’ Code: InnerError: Type: System.Threading.Tasks.TaskCanceledException Message: A task was canceled. 

It could be because of some issues at the product end – some outage or server load. It lasted for around 15-20 minutes for us, after which we were able to save and test our flow successfully.

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How to – Hide Approve / Reject Button in Approval Email in Power Automate Approval Workflow

Recently we had a requirement to remove or hide the Approve and Reject buttons from the approval email as we wanted the user to manage it all from the Approval Center.

The way we implemented this is by replacing the Start and wait for an approval action with Create an approval, Send email notification and Wait for an approval action.

For Create an approval action, set Enable notifications as No this makes sure no email is sent.

Followed by– in the body, specify Send an email notification the Approval Center link.

Followed by Wait for an approval, specify the Approval ID there.

And the Condition control and the required logic.

After running the flow, the user will get the email and can click the link to navigate to the Approval center.

The user can then take the required action from within the Approval center.

The flow will wait for the user

Also, check – Implementing approvals with Teams notifications

Check other articles on Power Automate Approvals 

Approvals – Power Automate & Dynamics 365

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How to – configure Facebook Webhook Validation with Power Automate Flow (Dataverse / Dynamics 365)

Recently we were working on Facebook Leads integration with Dynamics 365. Webhook for Leads can be configured to send real-time notifications of the Leads ads changes.

The first step of setting up Webhook requires creating an HTTPS endpoint that can process 2 types of HTTP Requests – Verification and Event notifications.

Here we will see how to configure the Power Automate flow for verification.

Login to Meta for Developers – Facebook and create an app.

Select Business for the app type.

After the App is created, select Webhooks to be added to the app. Click on Set up.

Next click Subscribe to this object. Here we have User selected.

For getting leads notification we need to select Page 

FBPagePreview in new tab

And subscribe to leadgen object


It asks us to specify the Callback URL and Verify token.

Back in Power Automate create a Flow with Request type Trigger, followed by Parse JSON and Response actions.

For HTTP Request, select GET as the method, as FB will send a GET request to the endpoint URL, with the verification requests included in the endpoint of the URL.

Next, Parse the JSON and specify the Content and Schema

Content – 




Lastly in Response, set Status Code as 200 and Body as hub.challenge.

Here FB expects the Endpoint to verify the hub.verify_token (which we haven’t set up yet) and respond with hub.challenge value after verification.

Save the Flow, and copy the URL generated for the HTTP Request trigger.

Back in Meta for Developers, in edit user subscription paste the Callback URL and for now in place of token specify any value and click on Verify and Save.

We should now have a Webhook endpoint (Flow) successfully configured

We can also see our Flow ran successfully.

Here in the example we configured the webhook validation for User events, for Facebook Lead we need to configure it for Page, the other options available are Permissions, Application, Instagram etc.

Please check –


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    "type": "object",
    "properties": {
        "hub.mode": {
            "type": "string"
        "hub.challenge": {
            "type": "string"
        "hub.verify_token": {
            "type": "string"

Retrieve primary entities along with related entities with one QueryExpression

Retrieve related records for a parent record

It’s possible to get related records of  a relationship when we retrieve a parent record using RelatedEntitiesQuery property in the RetrieveRequest. That means you have to construct the RetrieveRequest not using the Retrieve method from the OrganizationServiceProxy class.

by Khoa Nguyen
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