Tip #1311: Use entity name in Flow lookups

If you are building your Flows from solutions and connecting to Common Data Service, you should use the CDS (current environment) connector. When you do, if you populate lookup fields, you might get a “resource not found” error message. If you get this error, like I did, you are probably just putting the guid of […]

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 #1272: A better way to notify

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I love my D365 email notifications said nobody Recently I spoke at a conference with Dynamics users, and I asked the group of about 50 people who liked their CRM email notifications. Nobody raised their hand. There are several problems with traditional workflow based email notifications: Everybody gets too many emails. Blanket workflow based emails […]

Tip #1269: Oh crap, I lost my app

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So you decide to “refresh” your development environment with a copy of your production environment, but too late you discover that copying an environment over another one makes canvas apps and flows created in that environment go away. What should you do? Other than kicking yourself for not remembering to back up your app and […]