Business Applications, dynamics 365, PowerApps, Uncategorized

Multiple ways to implement a required field validation in PowerApps. Part 1.

Implementing a required field validation is the way to force encourage a system user to enter the information which is critical for your business. There are some options below to support this in PowerApps: 1.      Too Easy and too obvious. App level validation. It’s a Card property on the Edit form. Select the card you… Continue reading Multiple ways to implement a required field validation in PowerApps. Part 1.

CRM Consulting Best Practice, dynamics 365, Flow, PowerApps, Uncategorized

Help! My Flow is not triggered (for a custom entity)

Recently, I am trying to ignore workflows and move all the custom functional logic into Flows. This time I created a very simple Flow converting a text field value into a number and copying it to another field. I needed it for my chart. I run the Flow on a custom entity. An I forgot… Continue reading Help! My Flow is not triggered (for a custom entity)

Dev Best Practice (and common sense), dynamics 365, PowerApps, PowerPack, Uncategorized

Add-Ons, No-code and Other Imaginary Friends vs System Support and Maintenance (random drawings)

Customisation & Configuration  No Add-Ons   + Add-Ons   Business Logic Complicity No Add-Ons + Add-Ons + Add-Ons + “No coding” coding   Support Support Responsibilities *US - a Dev team for the continues development or a Customer/Support Team - for after GoLive Triage Responsibilities *US - a Dev team for the continues development or… Continue reading Add-Ons, No-code and Other Imaginary Friends vs System Support and Maintenance (random drawings)

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

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

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

Dynamics 365 Portals

Dynamics 365 Portals : Sign Out Issue

The issue: unable to Sign Out from Dynamics 365 portal. Symptoms: logged in portal user remains signed in even after signing out from the portal. This is, actually, a very convenient "feature", if you always work with a portal from your personal computer (like I do). However, if you share the same desktop with your colleagues,… Continue reading Dynamics 365 Portals : Sign Out Issue