I have nothing but respect for Nick Doelman but his affinity with a mouse device is starting to wear me off. Yes, I’m talking about his recent post on conversion of a CER file into a PFX file. Screen after screen after screen. Phleee-a-a-se… Just looking at those give me a mental carpal injury. Plus […]
Rapid release cadence is great when it comes to innovation, bug fixes, and new features. One thing it’s not very good for is the documentation. It’s virtually impossible to keep one up to date. Take, for example provisioning Azure AD B2C and configuring Power Apps portals to use it. Documentation talks about Metadata endpoint for […]
&tl;dr For a custom validator to work on a user profile page, the validator must have validationGroup set to “Profile“.
Dollars are dollars are dollars. Until they’re not. I’ve been working on the portal implementation where pricing can look like this: Forms seem to be fine but any custom layout, uhm, is suddenly very challenging. I can get values without any issues but can’t format them for display. Before long, an SOS is sent: Folks, […]
Entity lists in Dynamics 365 Portals include a cool Metadata Filter feature that creates a faceted search over the content of your list. You can filter using text, ranges of values, lookups, optionsets, and even custom FetchXML filter. When you filter by a lookup, you can use a list of static values in your filter, […]
Good news is that the out-of-the-box start portals (Custom portal, Community portal, Partner portal, Customer portal, Employee self-service portal) are accessible. What does it mean and how do you measure it? There are standards, of course, and there are reports on how portals (and Dynamics 365 product line up in general) are compliant with those.
You crafted a new page in your beloved portal. It’s a work of art. Apple will hire you as a chief designer when they see the page. You change Publishing State from Draft to Published and… Nothing. You wait 5 seconds, F5, still nothing. Ctrl-F5. Nope. Sign in as admin, navigate to /_services/about, Clear Cache, […]
Dynamics 365 Portals, based on Bootstrap, are very flexible when it comes to the web site and individual page layout. To create consistent look and feel the Website record defines header and footer templates. And the footer looks like this: I was working on a site where I didn’t need a footer at all so […]
In case you were wondering, we are still around even though it’s been awfully long time since our last tip. Festivities season was upon us but the real reason was that we were just too darn busy. That’s good, right? Now, we are back and, of course, with a bunch of tips. Now, brace yourself. […]
Liquid is a great templating language adding flexibility to your Dynamics 365 Portal templates. However, as any abstraction, it hides some of the things happening under the hood, including some security filtering. Consider this fragment running on authenticated page: And… the count is 2 while expected to be the total number of contacts in this […]