Tip #823: Custom Action editor wipes out parameter list

Cleaning

Love the tips sent to a jar@crmtipoftheday.com – always something new! Today, Elliott Hulburd unmasks a truly unpleasant bug in custom action a.k.a workflow editor that could literally cost you hours of trying to figure out why suddenly all your calls to a custom action fail. When working with Custom Actions in CRM 2016 recently, […]

Tip #783: Video Guide to Dynamics 365 Visual Business Process Flow Editor

Flowcharts

In this video we look at new updated Business Process Visual Editor that is included in Dynamics 365. We look at how things are laid out, as well as some of the new options that are available as part of the editor. Give us your feedback, all of it: good, bad, and ugly, I’m sure […]

Tip #746: Bring in the specialist

Workflow auto bringing the specialist

Washing car on weekend is something that everyone can do on their own. Probably. But if some serious cleanup is required, one’s better off calling Mr Wolf. Same goes for complicated cases in customer service. If you run a secure shop that deals with the cases that include sensitive or personal identifiable information, then security […]

Tip #736: Add variables to your workflows

Workflows rule. They can wait until there is $10,000,000 in your bank account or forever (whichever happens first), they can update records, send emails and synchronously move mountains (subject to the 2 minutes timeout, and only if the mountain is referenced by a DNS-resolvable name). They can be quite complicated and often won’t fit on […]

Tip #708: Tipster guide to Dynamics CRM Mobile Task Flows – (Preview)

Pokemon Go Task Flow

Today we look at the Dynamics CRM Mobile Task Flow feature. This Preview feature was introduced as part of Spring Update 1. Derik walks you through how to enable, configure and consume the feature. Give us your feedback, all of it: good, bad, and ugly, I’m sure we can take it. Suggest new topics either […]

Tip #637: Tipster guide to Microsoft Flow – codeless integration between CRM and other apps

Friday Flow

Apparently, for people who like bending their joints backward, Friday Flow is a thing. We’ve decided to join the bandwagon and in today’s video we will show you how to create a basic workflow between SharePoint and CRM using Microsoft Flow. Flow is a cloud service, currently in preview, that allow you to create automated […]

Tip #630: No flow – no documents

SetWordTemplate parameters

We did show how to generate documents in code, however, generating documents in a workflow using SetWordTemplate action proved to be just as elusive. The problem is that the entity itself does not appear in the list of parameters for the action, making it impossible to generate the document. As strange as it sounds but: […]

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 […]