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Identify deprecated JS code in your Power Platform solution using Solution Checker


Recently, you must’ve received an intimation from Microsoft saying that ODATA v2 is now deprecated. See this link: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/odata-v2-0-service-removal-date-announcement/

And if you are wondering how to go about finding what has been used, you can use Solution Checker to identify deprecated code which should show up like below using your Solution Checker.

Let’s see how we can use Solution Checker!

Running Solution Checker

Here’s how you can run Solution Checker in Power Apps Maker Portal (https://make.powerapps.com/) and see the results –

  1. Given that your solution already contains the JS Web Resources which you want to run Solution Checker on, you can select the Solution and expand Solution Checker to click Run as shown below.
  2. It takes a few moments to Run the Solution Checker solution. You’ll see the spinner as shown below.
  3. Once completed, you can expand the Solution checker and click on View Results.
  4. Once you click on View Results, you’ll see the list of detected anomalies in your JS Web Resources.
    Apart from the suggested JS best practices, you can see the Category Upgrade Readiness to identify the deprecated code being used in your solutions.
  5. Once you click on the Reference link in each of these results, it’ll open up a Pane on the right hand side to show what the issue is
  6. And when you click on Get the complete guide, here’s the link of the same (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/power-apps/maker/data-platform/powerapps-checker/rules/web/avoid-2011-api?WT.mc_id=DX-MVP-5003911) which will give you the below details in Microsoft Learn Documentation –
  7. Now, if you look at the code that is being references in the Solution Checker result, you’ll see the old code (marked with Red Box)being used.
    Instead, you should use the new code (marked with Green Box) to do carry out the newer version of the functionality –
  8. See the next section in this blog to get the details on the deprecation in client side scripting for Power Platform / Dynamics 365 CRM.

Important Deprecations for Power Apps & Power Automate

Here’ are the Deprecated APIs for Power Platform / Dynamics 365 CRM Client Scripting: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/important-changes-coming#some-client-apis-are-deprecated?WT.mc_id=DX-MVP-5003911

Hope this helps!

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