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CRM Consulting Best Practice, Flow, PowerApps, PowerPack, Uncategorized

Flow: parent-child flows for a reusable logic

If (you know) you are going to repeat some steps of the Flow logic (actions, conditions etc) in multiple Flows for different triggers and entities, think about using a child Flow as a container for a reusable logic. Although you can always clone your Flow via Export-Import, making changes to a single module is much easier… Continue reading Flow: parent-child flows for a reusable logic

Flow, PowerApps, PowerObjects, PowerPack

Extending PowerHashTag solution with Flow for PowerApps

There are multiple ways to specify an entity type in PowerApps. Most of the time you would use something like an optionset field or reference to a list type via lookup. However, in those cases you need help from someone who’s got the power to customise the system for you or has the permissions to… Continue reading Extending PowerHashTag solution with Flow for PowerApps

Azure Development, dynamics 365, Uncategorized

Download file from Azure BLOB storage inside Dynamics 365 Plugin or custom WF activity

Problem: Microsoft Labs AttachmentManagement solution doesn't allow to download attachments via plugin for files,synced to Azure BLOB storage . Solution: download BLOB, using a custom plugin or custom WF activity. Mind mapping(please don't try any of this, it doesn't work): first, I found this link: https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/heralddyncrm/archive/2018/05/27/upload-and-download-files-in-azure-blob-using-c It worked perfectly while I was unit testing. Then I… Continue reading Download file from Azure BLOB storage inside Dynamics 365 Plugin or custom WF activity

Dynamics 365 Portals, Uncategorized

Dynamics 365 Portals. Dynamic Entity form shared fields issue.

We were working on the implementation of the dynamic portal Enquiry form, where form tabs and sections get displayed based on the trigger field value. First, we tried to share some fields among multiple tabs. This approach is supported in CRM but portal doesn't like it, apparently. So we were getting the error on the… Continue reading Dynamics 365 Portals. Dynamic Entity form shared fields issue.

Azure Development

Exploring MS Graph API: Error – “Too many child clauses…”

I have a list of emails, which are UPNs (user principal name), which I am using in a query filter to retrieve an information for Azure AD users. Honestly, I was exploring, trying to figure out the best way to query, knowing that IN {} statement is not supported for the filter. What is supported? Also,… Continue reading Exploring MS Graph API: Error – “Too many child clauses…”

CRM Consulting Best Practice, Dev Best Practice (and common sense)

Agile with no Refactoring is no Agile

Let's say, you have a task to draw an elephant trunk. You are very excited about the elephant trunk project. It's going to be cool, it's going to be an Agile project, of course. To play it safe, we can always modify the trunk, change a color, a size, a style. We will present the… Continue reading Agile with no Refactoring is no Agile

Dev Best Practice (and common sense)

The Good, the bad and the ugly a web form validation.

It’s happened to everyone at least once, more than once, many times. It’s happened to you if you like online shopping if you have to fill up an online form, make a claim, if you ask questions… Welcome to the world of painful form validation! Just think: you don’t need to attract those people to your website,… Continue reading The Good, the bad and the ugly a web form validation.