Tip #1294: Export solution before running solution checker

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tl;dr If you are getting “Couldn’t Complete” message from the solution checker, verify you can export the solution before running the solution checker. That way you’ll be able to see what’s wrong instead of an unhelpful “couldn’t complete” message. Today’s tip is from Andrew Wolfe. Got a tip? Send it to jar@crmtipoftheday.com. Tip I created […]

Tip #1286: Synchronize your watches

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&tl;dr If you’re using CrmServiceClient and getting what seems to be a valid connection but cannot really use it because of the “The user authentication failed!” error, check the servers’ clocks in your infrastructure. Bo-o-o-oring I have some perfect reasonable code deployed in Azure and that code has been humming along, talking to Dynamics 365 […]

Tip #1263: Microsoft Flow and Azure outages

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Most of you were probably impacted by a most recent Azure outage on May 2 (see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-au/status/history/). Between 19:29 and 22:35 UTC on 02 May 2019, customers may have experienced connectivity issues with Microsoft cloud services including Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Azure DevOps. Most services were recovered by 21:40 UTC with the remaining […]

Tip #1258: Dynamic attribute names in Flow

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You know who are the most relentless follow-uppers? Super Simple Flow users, that’s who. Thank you everyone for your answers to my previous question. I have a follow up question. Is it possible to get the value of an attribute off of an entity dynamically instead of declaratively? E.g. instead of blah?[0]?.fullname something like blah?[0]?[someattributenameIgotinapreviousstep] […]

Tip #1256: Get attribute of the first record from the list

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This is probably a super simple question, but I’m a super simple flow user. After listing records from D365 how would I go about retrieving an attribute value of the first result returned? Michael “Super Simple Flow User” Ochs I won’t name the person who suggested the following: Declare variables to store values. Include top […]