Dynamics 365 For Sales: How to merge Accounts if the subordinate record is associated with one or more active quotes?

Merging records on Dynamics 365 CRM is a very powerful feature that prevents duplicate records. I was asked to study this feature for a client who wanted to clean up his customer records, and we reached a point where we had to merge accounts that were related to active quotes. If you didn't know it, … Continue reading Dynamics 365 For Sales: How to merge Accounts if the subordinate record is associated with one or more active quotes?

Transform your Model-driven app to a multi-session app using settings solution component

This blog will discuss new component added to Power Apps. It is about the "Settings" component. Indeed, this component allows adding a configuration layer for a model-driven application. This allows to easily activate or deactivate a feature for a model-driven app. For more information on this component, I invite you to read this excellent blog … Continue reading Transform your Model-driven app to a multi-session app using settings solution component

Unpack Canvas App Error PA3005: Connection ‘XXX’ does not have a corresponding data source… How to get around this issue ?

This blog will discuss a workaround to solve the "PA3005" error that occurs when attempting to unpack a Canvas App. Indeed, this error occurs when validating the *.msapp source file of some CanvasApps. Below is the output of the command when I tried to unpack my "mySuperCanvasApp.msapp": The tool returns the validation error: Connection 'UsersList_1' … Continue reading Unpack Canvas App Error PA3005: Connection ‘XXX’ does not have a corresponding data source… How to get around this issue ?

How to pass an object from a model app driven app to a custom page?

According to the current documentation, we can pass a dataverse record as a parameter. This is still very beneficial for some scenarios. But what if we want to pass a set of parameters without using an existing record. After several attempts, I managed to pass an object containing some properties from the model driven app … Continue reading How to pass an object from a model app driven app to a custom page?

Tired of creating a new console application to connect to Dynamics 365 CRM/Dataverse? Use a template!

Sometimes we are asked to create console applications that interact with Dynamics CRM/ Dataverse, and like every new developer, we create a new project and look for a piece of code on the internet to start, or we copy existing code from an old project. I used this approach during all my projects, today I … Continue reading Tired of creating a new console application to connect to Dynamics 365 CRM/Dataverse? Use a template!

How to display a Power Apps | Canvas app in full screen without the title bar?

Recently, I was asked to open a PowerApps | Canvas app without the title bar at the top of the screen. After some research, I found an answer from matthew devaney that proposed to add the "&hidenavbar=true" parameters to the URL of the application. This works perfectly and allows us to hide the title bar. … Continue reading How to display a Power Apps | Canvas app in full screen without the title bar?

Implementing triggers for Power Automate flows that are not supported by the Dataverse connector

The Dataverse connector allows us to trigger Power Automate Cloud flows based on events that occur on Dataverse. These events include the creation, deletion and modification of a record or the execution of an action or from a step in a business process flow. Generally speaking, these triggers serve a large variety of requirements and … Continue reading Implementing triggers for Power Automate flows that are not supported by the Dataverse connector

Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit reborn as Power Platform Tools for Visual Studio 2019

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Power Platform Developers who were using the Dynamics 365 Developer toolkit had issues connecting to online Dataverse instances after the regional discovery service was deprecated in June 2021. This toolkit was last updated in 2017 July and its source is not on GitHub. After the regional discover service deprecation this effectively stopped connecting to online instances, and no updates/fixes were published by SDK team. Dynamics 365 community member Mehdi El Amri (XrmTricks) had found a work around and details are on his blog post here. Since its not open source, community members cannot update the toolkit to work with the latest versions of the SDK.

Well, Power Platform SDK team at Microsoft has been busy and they have now published the preview version of the reborn developer toolkit with the name Power Platform Tools for Visual Studio.

I have installed and tested this toolkit and able to connect to…

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Let’s add terms and conditions to a Model Driven App using Custom Page

This blog will discuss a new component for Power Apps Model Driven Apps called Custom Page. In fact, this component joins the family of existing pages like Forms, Views and Dashboards. This new type of page is based on the Canvas Apps container and will surely add power, flexibility and a lot of possibilities to … Continue reading Let’s add terms and conditions to a Model Driven App using Custom Page