Business Applications, Model-driven, PowerApps

PowerApps Dataflow: is your CDS entity primary field name exactly the same as an entity name? Well, don’t.

The Issue: Unable to load data to the existing custom entity on CDS from CSV or Excel via Dataflow. We renamed the primary Name field for our custom entity and this is how it's all started. Error: Load to Common Data Service failed. Details: Bad Request {"error":{"code":"0x0","message":"An error occurred while validating input parameters: Microsoft.OData.ODataException: Does… Continue reading PowerApps Dataflow: is your CDS entity primary field name exactly the same as an entity name? Well, don’t.

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?