Tip #1155: The Clock is Ticking on Your Endpoint

This is very much a collaborative post. Leon had a first go at it, George threatened to rip it all apart if posted because of the tiny technical inconsistencies. The verbal abuse discussion ensued, links were cross-checked, and now we have this. We have known for a while that the Dynamics CRM 2011 endpoint is […]

Tip #814: Setting Regarding field in Microsoft Flow

Regarding Henry

When you use Microsoft Flow to create a Dynamics 365 activity record, e.g. task, it’s a good practice to relate the activity to another record by setting up Regarding field. Use dynamic values and drop the related record into the Regarding box, right? If you do just that, your flow may fail with the following […]

Tip #797: When expanding, bring the id with you

Identity

The week of “just read your mailbox and publish what other smart people found”, continues. Derek Finlinson has the microphone: Ran into an interesting issue with the Web API and expanding navigation properties today that I thought I would pass along. I needed to retrieve an attribute from a lookup value related to an entity […]

Tip #757: Passing enumerated values to Web API

Passing values

Shiny Dynamics CRM Web API has a number of useful functions that you can call using simple GET. Like ubiquitous WhoAmI: https://notarealorg.api.crm.dynamics.com/api/data/v8.1/WhoAmI, nifty RetrieveOrganizationResources: https://stillnotarealorg.api.crm.dynamics.com /api/data/v8.1/RetrieveOrganizationResources, or canny RetrieveDataEncryptionKey: https://yesthisisarealorg.api.crm.dynamics.com/api/data/v8.1/RetrieveDataEncryptionKey. Some of these functions require parameters and documentation how to pass parameters is available. Except that the documentation does not explain how to deal with […]

Tip #663: Turbocharge your CRM to Power BI Connection!

Turbocharge your PowerBI Connectivity to CRM – Amaze your friends and strangers! Working in a hardened bunker deep on the mysterious island of “Advanta”, the Microsoft CRM team’s top scientists have unleashed a powerful new API for connecting to CRM. It’s known only by the secret codename “Instance Web API” and today your semi-humble tipster […]

Tip #450: System Settings – Previews Tab

CRM Online System Settings

As of CRM Online version 7.1 there is another new tab on the Systems Setting configuration window. The new previews tab is where the CRM Admin will enable access for their organization to some really cool new features – IFRAME in tablets, the Web API Developer Preview and my personal new favorite the CRM App […]