Tip #897: Alternate key, duplicate data, and solutions: part 2

Alternate key

The alternate key saga did attract some attention and we received the definite say from Brandon Simons, who’s probably as close to the proverbial Dynamics 365 metal as it gets. tl;dr Alternate keys can be in an inactive state when the definition is created but the unique index is not. These pending keys can be […]

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 #869: Beware of minimal copy side effects

Minimal copy

Ability to copy organizations in Dynamics 365 is invaluable. Ability to perform a minimal copy is a great space-saver. But, as reported by Evan Watson and our own Joel “Silence is also a good a podcast topic” Lindstrom, beware of the deficiencies of a minimal copy. Entities that are copied are listed but what is […]

Tip #868: Avoid changing the organization version during the reset

Who moved my cheese

If you do a reset of a Dynamics 365 sandbox organization (for a good reason reset is not available for production organizations), you may receive the following message: To improve your experience with Dynamics 365, your organization has been moved to another set of servers. When this move was made, the cross-reference that points your […]

Tip #864: Use multiple personas in Chrome

Masks

Remember our ancient tip on using InPrivate mode in Internet Explorer? Your experience may vary but I found that sooner or later the private environments start stepping on each other toes. There are other shortcomings, like lost history, no bookmarks, no Ctrl-Shift-T a.k.a. “bring back that tab I just accidentally closed”. Andre “I’ve got 88 […]

Tip #854: Beware of Using Xrm Client Functions As Callbacks

Today’s tip comes from the tipper who, despite his affinity with Microsoft Flow, earned his place amongst the real developers fair and square, and who is now known as Daryl “Always Raising” LaBar. Daryl, you have the floor Writing clean code is constantly at the for-front of developers, and usually, “less” code generally results in […]