Category: Blog

Blog, Development, Troubleshooting

Html Webresource, Classic UI vs UCI – story of broken functionality

This morning started for me from bug I found really interesting. Product (custom visualization of data we did using Html/JS webresource developed for customer) didn’t work as it should on the UCI. The same time everything worked fine on the Classic UI Client. My investigation led to scary fact – OOB Api (even in your …

Blog, Howto, Ultimate Workflow Toolkit

HowTo send record Url pointing to specific Model Driven Apps

Model Driven Apps were released as a part of 8.2 release (and were called just Apps that time). It’s really cool feature that allows you to build role-tailored applications that have functionality required for specific role. What is available through UI unfortunately is not available through workflows – there is no possibility to define specific …

Blog, Integration

Calling D365 actions/functions from Flow

Microsoft Flow is new and amazing product that allows to build different automations without opening Visual Studio. Components for Dynamics 365 for CE/CDS are limited at the moment. It’s possible to start flow either on-demand or when record is created/updated/deleted inside system and it allows to create/update/delete records and retrieve sets of records and iterate …

Blog, Development, Howto

HowTo: open plugin/custom workflow activity project created using CRM/D365 Developer Toolkit

I have to confess that I used to use CRM Developer Toolkit (CRMDT) before Jason Lattimer’s VS extensions were released. After I uninstalled CRMDT I started to experience issues opening projects created using it. Following error message appeared when I tried to open a solution: Here is how it can be easily fixed:

Blog, Customization, Howto

Enable plus button for subgrids on disabled forms

Several weeks ago I got a question from my customer – when record is inactive it’s not possible to add associated records from subgrids located on entity form – is it possible to bring back “plus” button to the subgrid even if record is deactivated?

Blog, Development

Cancelling save event based on the result of async operation

This post is similar to previous one related to showing/hiding of the button based on the result of async operation but in this scenario script allows/disallows form to be saved. In my case I check if there is any account with the same “Account Number” available already and if there is script blocks the save. …

Blog, Development

Showing ribbon button based on the result of async operation

Earlier when I had a task to show/hide button based on the result of data-retrieval operation I used following approach – declared variable, made synchronous call to endpoint, set that variable inside the callback and returned true/false result at the end of validation function. It worked but if the operation was long-running it caused blocking …

Blog, Development, Howto

Pass DateTime parameters to set field record values

Today I got requirement to open new record form with prepopulated DateTime field. This article describes how to pre-set Date field: The following sample sets the Est. Close Date field for a new opportunity to January 31, 2011. The unencoded value for the extraqs parameter is “estimatedclosedate=01/31/11”. No single word about time component. Luckily I …