Tip #987: Kill a few millions async jobs

Bring in Mr Wolf

When Jonas “Surströmming MkII” Rapp said that “someone should probably get fired”, he was careful to qualify the statement with “asking for a friend”. Sure, we’re here to help, friend or foe. Jonas Some integration job happened to touch fields that should not have been touched, and triggered a few async plugins a couple of […]

Tip #982: Before you fire your administrator

Please be careful when disabling System Administrators in Dynamics 365. They are likely to own things, such as workflows. Before disabling System Admin accounts, check to see if there are any organization scope workflows that they own. If there are, reassign the workflows to another System Admin user account. If you don’t, these processes won’t […]

Tip #886: Scratch the Surface – new age workflow

Scratch

For years we’ve been whining about the workflow editor and rightly so. Can’t indent, can’t reorder, can’t copy, can’t paste. So many good man-hours lost in the battle against corrupted workflows… Every release we’ve been hoping for something better but to no avail. I suspect that the upcoming spring-make-it-late-summer release may too leave the workflow […]

Tip #874: Update email subject or body with workflow

Sometime, somewhere you are going to want to update the subject line or body of an email after it has been sent or received with a workflow. If you do, your workflow will fail with the following error: “Cannot update subject or description unless email is in draft status.” To make your workflow succeed, have […]

Tip #856: Modifying disabled users

Disabled user

Today’s tip comes to us from MVP Steve Mordue. (And you can submit your tips too by emailing them to jar@crmtipoftheday.com.) Recently, we were working with one of our customers who was having some challenges with their daily manual import from their ERP to Dynamics 365. A fair number of records were throwing an import […]

Tip #839: Convert workflow into action

Homeomorphism

My friend Mehmet “Sputnik” Ozdemir is insane. When he asked me how to convert a long and tedious workflow into an action, instead of painstakingly reproducing it step-by-step, I told him that it’s not possible, he’s dreaming and the only sensible thing to do is to call that workflow from the newly minted action. Did […]