Get Alerted When a Common Data Service Database Version Changes

In this post, we will look at how to create a Power Automate Flow that alerts someone when a Power Platform Common Data Service version changes. This can be very useful if you’re waiting for new features to come out, for example the T-SQL access to the Common Data Service. We can also use this to connect to any of the D365 / Power Apps Web API methods from Power … Continue reading Get Alerted When a Common Data Service Database Version Changes

Find Out When a Dynamics 365 Version Update is Scheduled for Installation

Microsoft releases Dynamics 365 updates periodically. You may want to see which is the current and next version for your region. To do this, go to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/dynamics-365ce#latest-version-availability. For example, below we see a list of updates per region: In this case, North America Station 5 is on version 9.1.0.16845 Service Update 168, with the next version 9.1.0.17154 Service Update 171 being rolled out on 5/22. Clicking into one of these release … Continue reading Find Out When a Dynamics 365 Version Update is Scheduled for Installation

How to Use FormContext in a Web Resource in Dynamics 365 Power Apps

When working with web resources in Dynamics 365 / Power Apps in the past, we were able to access form elements by using Xrm.Page. This has now been deprecated in Dynamics 365 v9.x, so we need a way to access these controls from an HTML web resource. Microsoft documentation has stated that calling parent.Xrm.Page from web resources is still a way to access the form context. However, there is also … Continue reading How to Use FormContext in a Web Resource in Dynamics 365 Power Apps

Users Not Seeing Model-Driven App? Check These 2 Things

When you create a model-driven app and deploy it to another environment such as from Dev to your Test or Production environments, your users may not see the app. For example, in https://home.dynamics.com (soon to be located in https://www.office.com/apps) we have an app called UciApp1: Our salesperson. Jeff, does not see the app – “We can’t find any apps for your role. To check for recently-added apps, select Refresh”: Note, Jeff has … Continue reading Users Not Seeing Model-Driven App? Check These 2 Things

Setting the Language of a Visual Studio Code File without Saving

Ever use Visual Studio Code and want to set the language of a file without having to save it? Let’s say we have copied some code from somewhere, or we are creating a new file from scratch. Below I have some JavaScript in a file, and the code is all the same color, i.e. VS Code has not recognized this file as JavaScript: To change the language of the file, … Continue reading Setting the Language of a Visual Studio Code File without Saving

Find N:N Related Records in Unified Service Desk with Related Records Analyzer

When building USD apps, it is easy to get lost in finding which actions are used where. This can be particularly problematic when looking at the USD debugger trying to understand a configuration that someone else set up. Or, you want to make changes to an action call but aren’t sure if it is used by other areas of the system. Let’s look at how we can use the Related … Continue reading Find N:N Related Records in Unified Service Desk with Related Records Analyzer

Setting the Default Unified Interface App in Unified Service Desk

In Unified Service Desk, we can set the default Unified Interface app, so when a user logs into USD, they are automatically taken to the app. Let’s look at how to do this. Let’s first create 2 apps. Go to /apps in your org and create a New App: The first app we will call UciApp1: Which has Accounts: Save and Publish. The 2nd app we will call UciApp2: Which … Continue reading Setting the Default Unified Interface App in Unified Service Desk

Business Process Flows and Troubelshooting Security Roles

In this post, we will look at how forms with Business Process Flows can be affected by the saving of records or moving stages in a BPF, which may occur before or after you deploy your code to a new environment. We will take a look at how to troubleshoot these errors in general as well. Let’s create a new business process flow at https://flow.microsoft.com/: We will call it Carl’s Flow, … Continue reading Business Process Flows and Troubelshooting Security Roles

Autogenerate Field Values with Auto-Number Attributes in Power Apps D365

In this post, we will take a look at how to create a field in Power Apps Dynamics 365 that auto-generates a value. This is useful if you would like records to have unique values that are automatically generated. You can add these fields to out of the box entities and also custom entities. Let’s create on in the Account entity. Go to https://make.powerapps.com and select Account: Then add field: Change … Continue reading Autogenerate Field Values with Auto-Number Attributes in Power Apps D365

Merge Solutions in Dynamics 365 Power Apps using Solution Components Mover

When building and deploying solutions in Dynamics 365 Power Apps across environments, we may want to merge or combine solutions into one deployable solution. For example, if you have multiple developers with their own solutions in a Development environment, and you are creating a new release, you may want to deploy the one Release solution to the next environment. The Solution Components Mover in the XrmToolbox can help to merge … Continue reading Merge Solutions in Dynamics 365 Power Apps using Solution Components Mover