New in Power Automate: Connect2All & Sendmode

New in Power Automate: Connect2All & Sendmode

Today two new connectors have been added to Power Automate. Connect2All and Sendmode both of which offer unique functionality to your Power Automate workflows and brings the total number of connectors to 340.

What is Connect2All?
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central + GAC Business Solutions = Connect2All
Connect2All is a Business Central connector from GAC Business Solutions

GAC Business Solutions is a Microsoft Partner in the Netherlands who works with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. As a part of their work, they’ve developed Connect2All, which is a connector available in Logic Apps, Power Automate and Power Apps.

We don’t know much about this connector or how useful it may be to you because it appears heavily reliant upon customizations written for GAC’s customers. (For example, you must specify Table as an integer instead of a string.) Unless you’re a GAC customer, you probably won’t be able to make much use of this connector in your Power Platform workflows.

However if you’ve been looking for ways to interface with Business Central in new ways, this connector may just well be what you’ve been waiting for.

Here are just a few of the new actions available to you from Business Central when using this connector:

Delete Media – A way to remove data from a specific field in a table
Get CSV / XML – A collection of actions to get CSV or XML data from Business Central (optionally with headers or metadata)
Get Record – This is also available in the official Business Central connector, but the Connect2All version allows you to filter data (perhaps this uses ODATA?) and other options to refine what you receive.
Get Report – You’ll need to guess at the parameters for this format, but this action looks to allow you to get Business Central reporting in your Power Platform apps.
Perform an Action – Use this action to execute the specified codeunit in Business Central
Process CSV/XML – These connectors allow you to bring XML or CSV data into Business Central, but you’ll have to figure out how to provide the correct Configuration string.
What is Sendmode?
Sendmode is a bulk text messaging system
Sendmode is a Bulk Text Messaging system

Sendmode is a 100% Irish owned company that provides bulk text messaging services. This new connector adds to the list of connectors that provide text messaging services from within Power Automate.

We found this connector to have a slightly strange implementation in that you need to provide a Header Content Type for each of the actions. (Hint: You want to use the value application/json in every action you use.)

You probably won’t want to use this connector unless you already have a Sendmode account because unlike other connectors, this one requires a customerid for each text message you send, which means you’ll have to manage the customer list inside of Sendmode.

What else is changing in Power Automate?

It appears that Microsoft has been quiet on the Power Automate front for the last week. Aside from a number of updates on Friday, we’re seeing only small changes. They’re continuing to change references to Power Platform services to contain spaces (So PowerApps became Power Apps for example. It appears the spaced version is now the official version.) Additionally, we’ve noticed a few small changes to a few service logos.

We will continue to keep you up-to-date on the latest changes inside the Power Platform, so keep your eyes on our blog for updates. We are working hard to stay on top of the entire Power Platform ecosystem.

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