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 #1277: Alternative connector to trigger Flow from Dynamics 365

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I’ve always been a fan of webhooks. In fact, I even manage to mention them twice in my rare crystal ball post for developers. Today’s tip is a good reminder from Stefan Strube that webhooks are not only a solid way to launch your code in Azure Function but also can be a good alternative […]

Tip #1227: Use CDS instead of Dynamics 365 connector in Flow

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People have been reporting that Dynamics 365 triggers in Flow are not consistent. Sometimes they fire twice, sometimes not at all, sometimes they fire after a manual test run. There are some other weird side-effects I did not even look into. Why? Because of one of them quick tips. Where possible, use Common Data Service […]

Tip #275: Uninstalling the MDM Connector

If you implement Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, Microsoft documents the process of installing the MDM connector. However, should you ever need to remove the connector, the instructions are not as clear. At a high level, the process of uninstalling the connector is:  Be sure the connector queues are drained. Verify in Azure management portal that there are […]