{No Code Way} Analysing results for a PowerApps portal poll

In my last blog I have mentioned all the steps required to put up a specific poll on a page.

Please refer to the steps here:

https://dynamicsofdynamicscrm.com/2020/06/02/no-code-way-change-poll-options-for-a-specific-powerapps-portal-page/

In this blog we will see how to analyse the poll results.

Navigate to Portal management app –> Polls, the relevant Poll record and click on Options(Here you will be able to find the count of votes):

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Click on Submissions to get list of submissions done:

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Hope it helps and Power 365ing as usual!

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{No Code Way} Change Poll options for a specific PowerApps Portal page

Polls are a great feature in PowerApps portals. However, I have seen them utilized in less scenarios.

They are a great way to increase interaction on your portals.

In one of my recent PowerApps portal projects there was a requirement to change the poll for a specific portal page. Here is the current look and feel of the portal page, notice the poll question available on multiple pages of the portal:

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Now let us make the changes to fit our requirement.

Step 1: In order to do this, first we need to Navigate to Polls and click on New:

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Step 2: Fill in the relevant Poll question as below and click save:

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Step 3: Navigate to options and fill in relevant options one after the other:

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Step 4: First part is now completed. Now let us see how to place this Poll specifically where we want. For this we need to create a new Poll Placement as below. Navigate to Poll placement and create new one. Here fill the right Portal name and Web Template name (this should be the one your portal page uses):

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Step 5: Keep the Poll placement name from last step copied : ”ContactUsPoll”. Next we need to edit the web template. Liquid template knowledge helps here. However, we will just be editing a Poll name. Locate the Web Template named Contact Us and edit the tag as below:

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Now let us see the output.

Let us first navigate to our Contact us page to see that now we have a new poll placed here:

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Now let us go and see other portal pages:

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Thus the poll was added to the specific page we intended.

What is the learning: Try to utilize low code way wherever possible.

Hope it helps and Power 365ing as usual!

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{No Code Way} Change the look and feel of Lead Source Option set in PowerApps portal Contact us page

In one of my recent PowerApps portal projects there was a requirement to change the behaviour of default Contact us page where Option Set is not visible without clicking on it. Here is the current look and feel of the portal:

 

 

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To improve this look and feel and show this option set as a set of visible radio buttons to choose from, Here are the steps you need to follow to do it in a no code way.

Step 1: Locate the Entity Form Metadata under Entity form and click on New Entity Form Metadata:

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Step 2: Fill the Entity Form Metadata as below:

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Activate this Entity Form Metadata.

In this way, we are able to utilize the platform in a truly No code way.

Result below from PowerApps Portal page:

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What is the learning: Try to utilize low code way wherever possible.

Hope it helps and Power 365ing as usual!

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{No Code Way} Pre-Populate Date field to Current date in PowerApps portal Entity form

In one of my recent PowerApps portal projects there was a requirement to set the current date on one of the sign up pages. As I researched about it, I found articles using scripts to achieve this requirement. The problem with using scripts in such cases is not considering the fact that Client is investing time and money in a low code/no code platform.

Here are the steps you need to follow to do it in a no code way.

Step 1: Locate the Entity Form Metadata under Entity form and click on New Entity Form Metadata:

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Step 2: Fill the Entity Form Metadata as below:

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Active this Entity Form Metadata.

In this way, we are able to utilize the platform in a truly No code way.

Result below from PowerApps Portal page:

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What is the learning: Try to utilize low code way wherever possible.

Hope it helps and Power 365ing as usual!

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{Quick Tip} Increasing height of Web resource rendered in a PowerApp Portal

In one of our recent projects, there was a requirement to put a Web resource which is available on Contact entity form and need to be display some static information for Membership sign up.

To our surprise, even after aligning the width of the web-resource it will not show up with proper height on the Entity form once published to the PowerApp portal:

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The workaround is to go to Custom JavaScript in Addition Settings tab under your Entity Form and use the following script:

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$(document).ready(function () {

$( “#WebResource_WebResourceName”).height(‘200px’);

});

//Change the height as per your requirement

Hope it helps and Power 365ing as usual!

Hope it helps and Power 365ing as usual!

Any problem in Power Platform or Dynamics 365 – end user, Microsoft partner or an individual?

Problem Area – Technical, Functional, Training, Development or consulting?

I am here to help, get in touch here: Click here

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