Business Applications, Common Data Service, dynamics 365, Flow, Uncategorized

CDS current environment connector: Filtering attributes for the record created

Let's say I want trigger some logic when the particular field has been modified on a record. In this example, I modify a contact Email field and create a Note when it's been modified. I picked up a trigger for Create or Update because you can enter Email for a new record or you can… Continue reading CDS current environment connector: Filtering attributes for the record created

Business Applications, Dev Best Practice (and common sense), dynamics 365, Dynamics 365 - new UI, Model-driven, PowerApps, Uncategorized

The curious case of the model-driven app prefix_

Since Microsoft first introduced the concept of a solution we all live in fear of creating an entity with the prefix "new_". If you do things properly you create a solution first, define a publisher with the unique prefix then all new entities and custom fields will be created with that prefix. For example, for… Continue reading The curious case of the model-driven app prefix_

Business Applications, dynamics 365, Dynamics 365 - new UI, Model-driven, PowerApps, Uncategorized

New PowerApps designer: where is my Customize the System link?

With the classic UI to lookup all the components for the environment you had to go via Settings -> Customizations-> Customize the System. You could see all the components under the Default solution. In a new designer: Navigate to https://web.powerapps.com, login using you Dynamics 365 credentials (you will need appropriate security access) Locate the Solution… Continue reading New PowerApps designer: where is my Customize the System link?

Business Applications, CRM Consulting Best Practice, dynamics 365, Uncategorized

Don’t auto-convert. Think. Transform.

Why am I not a fan of auto converters which allow you to magically turn something old into something new? In the context of Dynamics 365, old Java Script into a new format, SQL reports into FetchXML, workflows into Flows etc. It's because I believe that "new" is not just about tools, it's about the… Continue reading Don’t auto-convert. Think. Transform.

Dev Best Practice (and common sense), dynamics 365, Dynamics 365 - new UI, Uncategorized

Fixing the ribbon button issue for a new Dynamics 365 UI

The issue After changing to a new UI a custom web resource launched from a custom button of the ribbon bar stopped receiving parameters. This leads to the incorrect page layout generation and other issues which are based on the missing parameter. The diagnostics There are things to consider while performing re-work on the page:… Continue reading Fixing the ribbon button issue for a new Dynamics 365 UI

Business Applications, dynamics 365, PowerApps, Uncategorized

Embedded Canvas App: sharing is caring

My colleague created a new embedded Canvas app and I went to check it the model-driven app's form. However, all I could see - just the error message. As obvious as it could be: you need to share your app with users if you want them to use it in Dynamics. So go to the… Continue reading Embedded Canvas App: sharing is caring

Business Applications, dynamics 365, PowerApps, Uncategorized

Converting an existing Canvas App into an Embedded Canvas App on a Model-Driven App’s Form

Start with the article here  And here to understand the concept of embedded Canvas Apps Now... How do we embed an existing Canvas App? Do we have rebuild it from scratch following the steps described in the articles above? Thanks to Microsoft, not. Open the existing Canvas App in the editor. Click App settings then… Continue reading Converting an existing Canvas App into an Embedded Canvas App on a Model-Driven App’s Form