Tip #1310: Using Flow to test concurrency

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Today’s tip is from Shidin ‘D365fanboi’ Haridas – thank you! Got a tip of your own? Why won’t you send it to jar@crmtipoftheday.com when you have a minute? Now, over to Shidin. Most CRM implementations, at some point, would have required to implement a bespoke auto-numbering system. However, testing the custom built auto-numbering solution end-scenarios, […]

Tip #1307: PowerApps designer makes your work in progress easier

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Today’s tip is from EY Kalman. Got a tip? Send it to jar@crmtipoftheday.com (and include either your Twitter handle or LinkedIn profile link for the eternal appreciation link). Late last night I decided to start playing around with entering the data fields directly into the entity first (the aim is to drive a Model App […]

Tip #1306: Business rules do not work on editable grid

Today’s tip is from Eric Regnier. Got a tip? Send it to jar@crmtipoftheday.com (and don’t forget to include either your Twitter handle or LinkedIn profile link for the eternal appreciation link) Do you know that business rules (scope = entity) work on editable grids? Pick one of the following answers: Nope didn’t know but will […]

Tip #1300: CDS vs Dynamics 365 instances

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Dynamics 365 Apps are built on top of Common Data Service Citizenship in IT, 2019 edition If that’s the case, we should be able to install/uninstall Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Apps at will, right? Yes. In theory. In the future. Decoupling Dynamics 365 CE from the underlying platform is a long and painful process. Our […]

Tip #1298: Quickest way to filter views and forms in an app

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Today’s tip from Linda Connolly – thanks! You can send your tip to jar@crmtipoftheday.com too! I spotted this one when doing some work earlier in the week.  If you’re building a business unit specific solution for a customer and want to quickly and easily only show them the views/forms designed for them, add the Site […]

Tip #1280: To split, or not to split, that is the question!

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The subject of today’s tip is highly debatable but Eric Regnier did do justice to it. (Want to start a discussion of your own? Email your tip to jar@crmtipoftheday.com) In many implementations particularly complex ones, often comes a situation to determine if the same entity should be used for the different “types” (or categories). Say […]

Tip #1279: Select your region in multi-geo deployments

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Today’s tip is from Moez Tounsi (and if you have a tip of your own, email to to jar@crmtipoftheday.com). It is about Dynamics 365 Administration Center (yes, it’s still there – t.j.). Let’s say we have a tenant in EMEA (crm4) with multi-geo activated in it and a couple of Instances in NA others are […]

Tip #1278: This message never ends

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Sometimes even the best of the best could be puzzled by the mysterious innerworkings of Dynamics 365/CDS SDK. Tanguy “The XRM Toolbox” Touzard was not having a good day… For one of my projects, I’m using ReassignObjectsOwnerRequest SDK message to move records from one team to another team. When this request should last more than […]

Tip #1277: Alternative connector to trigger Flow from Dynamics 365

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I’ve always been a fan of webhooks. In fact, I even manage to mention them twice in my rare crystal ball post for developers. Today’s tip is a good reminder from Stefan Strube that webhooks are not only a solid way to launch your code in Azure Function but also can be a good alternative […]