Activate AI Builder In Power Apps and Microsoft Flow

As I mentioned in Post 1 and Post 2, AI builder is a game-changer in Power Apps and Flow, it provides the facility to easy embed AI in applications and process without writing any code. Also, there is no need to set up other environment and applications to make it work.

In this post, I am going to show you how to activate your Power Apps trial account to see and practice the AI Builder.

There is some note:

AI Builder in Power Apps available in Europe and the USA region.

There is a Trial (29 Days) and Production plan

for this scenario, I choose the USA and Trial plan to examine the AI Builder


Set Up Environment in Power Apps

To setup, the environment needs to login into Microsoft Power Apps Portal. Login

In the next step, you need to navigate to the Gear icon at the top, then click on the Admin Centre


this, navigate you to the admin centre environment.

As you can see in the environment page, all of my available account under RADACAD has been shown with their type, region and name. As the default region for RADACAD account in Australia, and AI Builder for now just available in USA and Europe, I need to create a new environment.  In this new page, you will see the Environments option.

In the new page, you need to provide the environment name, region ( in my scenario I choose the USA) and the environment Type.

It will take a couple of seconds to create the environment, and you will receive a message about it as well.

After creating the new environment to access to AI Builder, you need to create a database in Common Data Services(CDS)

another important note

AI Builder need to access to Common Data Service

Click on the Create database.

During the creating the database, it will ask you about the data filed for Currency and Language. in CDS, you able to mention, if you have a currency field what currency be the default one, or in what language you want to store your data.

after setting up all required parameters click on the Create database so your new environment access to CDS. Now you able to see the new environment with the name AI Builder 

Now you need to back to Power Apps main page, click on the Environment dropdown at the top, and select the AIBuilder option. As you can see in the below picture, on the left panel, the AI Builder (Preview) has been shown.

after setting up the AI Builder for Power Apps, you can see the same functionalities in Microsoft Flow.

you need to Login to Microsoft Flow,

at the top right click on the account name, and choose the environment that you already set up for  AI Builder. The same as Power Apps, you able to see the AI Builder on the left side.



to see how AI Builder Works see Post 2 and also more post on it coming soon.

Special thanks to Joe Fernandez from Power Apps team to help to examine these features.


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Leila Etaati
Trainer, Consultant, Mentor
Leila is the first Microsoft AI MVP in New Zealand and Australia, She has Ph.D. in Information System from the University Of Auckland. She is the Co-director and data scientist in RADACAD Company with more than 100 clients in around the world. She is the co-organizer of Microsoft Business Intelligence and Power BI Use group (meetup) in Auckland with more than 1200 members, She is the co-organizer of three main conferences in Auckland: SQL Saturday Auckland (2015 till now) with more than 400 registrations, Difinity (2017 till now) with more than 200 registrations and Global AI Bootcamp 2018. She is a Data Scientist, BI Consultant, Trainer, and Speaker. She is a well-known International Speakers to many conferences such as Microsoft ignite, SQL pass, Data Platform Summit, SQL Saturday, Power BI world Tour and so forth in Europe, USA, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. She has over ten years’ experience working with databases and software systems. She was involved in many large-scale projects for big-sized companies. She also AI and Data Platform Microsoft MVP. Leila is an active Technical Microsoft AI blogger for RADACAD.

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