Tip #894: Alternate key, duplicate data, and solutions

Duplicate key

tl;dr If you have duplicate values present in a field, creating alternate key on that field will fail. However, when a solution that includes alternate key is imported into the deployment where duplicates are present, the import does not fail and completes with the warning indicating that alternate key was not created. Long story Not […]

Tip #813: Renaming default app

Change something

I couldn’t believe that there is something in Dynamics 365 world that Scott “Mr. Ribbon Workbench” Durow doesn’t know! Scott When importing solutions from 8.1 into 8.2 or upgrading orgs – is there a trick to rename the default app from ‘Dynamics 365 – custom’ to something else without having to create a new app? […]

Tip #726: Dude, where is my option to export for update?

Export Excellence

Question I recently noticed that in version 2016, the option to export records for update (available in version 2015) has vanished from the Export To Excel dialog. This SDK article describe the Import process as if this option is still available. Can anyone clarify this feature status? Is there any other method to update existing […]

Tip #706: Passing arguments to the webresource does not work after authentication

Fallen god

We are all mortals, after all. I just witnessed a rare occassion when even Tanguy “The XRM Toolbox” Touzard needed a helping hand from none other than Andrii “Khohol” Butenko. Tanguy I’m working on a really simple integration where an external app needs to open a webresource with parameters passed in data url argument: https://qwerty.crm4.dynamics.com/WebResources/foo_/cti/index.html?data=phonenumber%3d0123456789%26service%3dadv […]

Tip #702: How to tell apart system roles and their clones

Role play and theater masks

It’s been a while since we had a truckstop but Larry “Tex” Lentz keeps asking questions on behalf of some mysteryous “students”. Let’s stop and listen. How can one tell if a security role is a copy and which role it’s a copy of? Feridun “Best Twitter Handle for CRM MVP” Kadir closed the discussion […]

Tip #625: The death of Activity Feeds has been exaggerated

Refresh Activity Feeds

I’ll start today’s truckstop with a rant (which, in itself, is nothing unusual). <rant> Why do I always have to type up Joel’s tips for him? What world are we living in when even Jukka “Kalsarikännit” Niiranen does not know the answer? </rant> Jukka New 2016 instances of CRM Online no longer show the custom […]

Tip #596: Prepare client customizations or watch the paint dry

Prepare Client Customizations

This truck stop is somewhat unusual. Traditionally, we have a question and one or more answers to serve. This time we have two people independently arriving at the same question. tl;dr If you are rolling out Dynamics CRM mobile apps or customizing Interactive Service Hub, don’t forget to click Prepare Client Customizations after you publish […]

Tip #568: Disable new knowledgebase article notification

New KB notification

Mini Truckstop Gotta love truckstops. Someone asks an interesting question, bunch of people send the answers in, all we need to do is to copy, link, verify, write some code, double-check, remove sensitive information, format, test, publish. Easy! This time the question comes from none other than Julie “There is no place like home” Yack. […]