January 6, 2020

Retrieve User Profile information from Delve using Office 365 Connector in Power Apps

We have come across with specific requirement to fetch User Profile properties from Delve for the specific user, by having a custom People Picker in Power Apps - Canvas App.

Please refer to this article for creating Custom People Picker.

The expected end result is as follows, where the current logged-in user will search for the Employee using email ID and Delve Profile information will be displayed in the App.

So, now let’s start the development process to fulfill the requirement.

A. Create a Template to display User Profile Information:
1. In this App. we are displaying the following Delve properties to the end-user.
  • Name
  • Reports to Manager
  • Department
  • Designation
  • About
  • Previous Projects
  • Employee Photo

2. To display the information, we will use Labels and Image controls in Power Apps.

B. Configure properties to fetch infromation:
3. Once template is created, we need to configure the properties for each control. Please find the below table showing all the information which are mapped for each control.
Property Name
Event for the Selected Property
Formula/ Text/URL
Reports To
Previous Projects
Profile Image
          **Please refer references section for the other User Properties.

4. Once the properties are configured, let’s check the output. Search for the user and select value from the suggestion box.
And here it is!! The output will be shown in the following screen.

Below is the list of the functions of Office 365 Users.
  • Office365Users.DirectReportsV2
  • Office365Users.ManagerV2
  • Office365Users.MyProfileV2
  • Office365Users.MyTrendingDocuments
  • Office365Users.RelevantPeople
  • Office365Users.SearchUsers
  • Office365Users.TrendingDocuments
  • Office365Users.UserPhotoV2
  • Office365Users.UserPhotoMetadata
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2

Below is the list of properties which we can get using a user’s email.
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).aboutme
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).accountEnabled
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).birthday
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).bussinessPhones
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).city
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).companyName
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).country
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).department
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).displayName
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).givenName
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).hireDate
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).id
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).interests
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).jobTitle
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).mail
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).mailNickname
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).mobilePhone
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).mySite
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).officeLocation
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).pastProjects
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).postalCode
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).prefferredLanguage
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).responsibilities
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).schools
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).skills
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).state
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).streetAddress
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).surname
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).userPrincipleName
  • Office365Users.UserProfileV2(SelectedUserEmail).userType

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January 3, 2020

How to hide the Filter Pane in published version of Power BI Report?

Problem Statement:
We know that the Filters are very important feature of Power BI desktop. Sometimes, as a developer, we use the functionality of the filter at the visual level, page level, and report level to set the required business logic.

When we publish the Power BI report to the service, at that time, the Filter Pane is clearly visible to end-users. If the filter is not in the locked stage, then end-users can easily change the value of the filters which we have applied to set the business logic. This may spoil the data for the visualization we have configured.

In order to overcome this situation, we can hide the Filter Pane from the published version of the Power BI report. Now, let’s see how we can easily hide the Filter Pane from the Power BI Online/Service.

Step 1:
Open the Power BI Report in Power BI Desktop. When we create any Power BI report, the filter pane is opened in the right side of the screen.
Step 2:
To hide the Filter Pane from the published version of the Power BI Report, click on the Hide icon from the filter pane.

Once, we click on the “Hide” icon, the icon will be changed as shown in the following screen.

Step 3:
Publish the Power BI Report, the Filter Pane is now hidden from the Power BI Service.

This is how, we can easily hide the filter pane from the Power BI Online. Isn’t it amazing??
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