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There are many scenarios where we need to generate unique GUID whenever user performs certain action. One of the main scenarios is to link child records with parent records when app is in offline mode. In relationship model, child is linked to parent through Lookup which is complex object and combination of ID and Text fields.
When app is online and connected, this ID is automatically generated by platform (CDS or Dynamics 365). However, in offline mode, we need to generate this ID, or we can say unique GUID for each new parent record created.
Currently within PowerApps there is no inbuilt function to generate Unique GUID. Maybe it will be included in future releases. In this blog we will see how we can use Azure function API to generate unique GUID and consume in PowerApps through custom connector.
Create Azure Function:
return req.CreateResponse(HttpStatusCode.OK, Guid.NewGuid());
Create Custom Connector:
Consume API in PowerApp:
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