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Common Data Service, Flow, Uncategorized

How to get it right: “List records” just-first-record lookup value expression for CDS current connector

Sometimes I use my own blog to find some information which I am keeping forgetting. I am always forgetting how to do THIS so I keep it here. Problem: from the list of items retrieved via List records action for CDS current connector i would like to pick up the first item and get the… Continue reading How to get it right: “List records” just-first-record lookup value expression for CDS current connector

Common Data Service, Flow, Uncategorized

Power Automate CDS (current environment). Set Regarding.

While using CDS (current environment) connector for the Regarding property which is separately listed for each entity would you assume it's unnecessarily to prefix a dynamic property value with a type ? Well, unfortunately, you have to. The same way as for other lookups, you have to specify type prior the dynamic property. In my… Continue reading Power Automate CDS (current environment). Set Regarding.

Common Data Service, Flow

Not your Outlook Emails. Create and send Emails from Dynamics 365 via Flow using Common Data Service current connector

Did you know you can actually create and send emails in a very similar way to how you did it with old fashioned workflows? Follow these “simple” steps below and say ThankYou to David Yack (MVP) for being awesome human being. You can say ThankYou to me as well 😊 Start with a solution. Create a… Continue reading Not your Outlook Emails. Create and send Emails from Dynamics 365 via Flow using Common Data Service current connector

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?