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Digital Transformation with Dataverse for Teams

By : Srikumar Nair
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Digital Transformation with Dataverse for Teams

By: Srikumar Nair

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dataverse for Teams is a built-in, low-code data platform for Teams and enables everyone to easily build and deploy apps, flows, and intelligent chatbots using Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents (PVA) embedded in Microsoft Teams. Without learning any coding language, you will be able to build apps with step-by-step explanations for setting up Teams, creating tables to store data, and leverage the data for your digital solutions. With the techniques covered in the book, you’ll be able to develop your first app with Dataverse for Teams within an hour! You’ll then learn how to automate repetitive tasks or build alerts using Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents. As you get to grips with building these digital solutions, you’ll also be able to understand when to consider upgrading from Dataverse for Teams to Dataverse, along with its advanced features. Finally, you’ll explore features for administration and governance and understand the licensing requirements of Microsoft Dataverse for Teams and PowerApps. Having acquired the skills to build and deploy an enterprise-grade digital solution, by the end of the book, you will have become a qualified citizen developer and be ready to lead a digital revolution in your organization.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Microsoft Dataverse for Teams
Section 2: Deep Dive into Microsoft Dataverse for Teams
Section 3: Application and Environment Life Cycle Management
Section 4: Enterprise Readiness and Licensing

Building a Scheduled Flow

In this section, we will see how we can use a scheduled flow to generate a daily summary report of all the employees, depending on the date of scanning. In the following steps, you can follow the instructions on how to get a scheduled flow created:

  1. Click on Build | New | Cloud flow | Scheduled flow to start creating a scheduled flow. This brings up a screen like the one shown in the following screenshot:

    Figure 6.28 – Creating a scheduled flow

    As shown in the preceding screenshot, you have a few options such as setting the start date, time, and frequency of execution. For this example, we will set it to run every day and then click Create. This will open the editor experience that we saw in the previous two types of flows.

  2. Choose options such as setting the Time zone and deciding on the hours and minutes at which the flow can be scheduled throughout the day. Select the appropriate values based on your needs:

    Figure 6.29 – Setting...