Tip #614: No workflows for you, Opportunity Product

One thing to keep in mind as a CRM customizer is that while you can trigger a workflow off of Opportunity (and Quote and Order) Products, you cannot update these entities with a workflow. As an alternative, you can create an entity-level business rule on the opportunity products entity and trigger business logic, such as […]

Tip #601: Reliably send email in workflow

Sometimes, instead of a simple Send Email action in the workflow, it’s necessary to prepare the email in the workflow (Create Email action), perform some additional manipulations (like adding attachments) and then send it. To do just that, setting email status to Pending Send has been reliably working for everyone since CRM 2011. Until now. […]

Tip #502: Who moved my activity

Workflow ownership

tl;dr When record ownership is important, use synchronous workflow that impersonates the caller. The Stop One of the signs of greatness professionalism is not to be afraid to ask questions, no matter how trivial or silly they might sound. Mitch “Only in Texas” Milam has the microphone: Q Hi Folks, This is such a basic […]

Tip #486: Don’t hard code currency in workflows

Bad currency workflow

If you have a workflow dealing with the entities that include money fields, avoid setting explicit currency. Instead, try to infer the currency from the related records. For mere mortals, it’s just a bad practice, for ISVs, it’s definitely a case of spießrutenlaufen. Why? Because if you activate your workflow and add it to a […]