Querying date intervals in Microsoft Common Data Service, Power Apps and Dynamics 365 is not always possible using Advanced Find nor is it as easy as working with plain SQL.
TL;DR – with FetchXML this is quite possible!Continue reading “Querying date intervals in the Common Data Service”
Ever since I started working with development, I have both created and consumed libraries, frameworks, utilities and snippets to simplify and streamline my code. The methods to include this code have varied a lot; from simply copy-pasting code to linked files to private NuGet servers with build automation, full CI/CD etc.Continue reading “Git Submodules in Visual Studio”
A common request for Auto Numbers in Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CDS/CRM) is to have one number field with different formats and unique sequences based on data on the record or it’s parents.
Continue reading “Conditional Unique Auto Number Sequences in Microsoft Dynamics 365 / CRM”
I call this “Conditional Unique Auto Number Sequences”.
Read all about the UML Diagram Generator tool that generates PlantUML files from your Microsoft Dynamics 365 / Common Data Service metadata:Continue reading “NEW Release: UML Diagram Generator”
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement and Common Data Service offer us the querying language FetchXML to retrieve data. Since this is the language used for views saved in the system, we can use FetchXML Builder for XrmToolBox to alter the features of views beyond what is possible using platform features, without making them unsupported.Continue reading “Create view: Active Contacts in My State”
I’m a techie.
Continue reading “Balancing Cool Tech, Usability and TCO”
I like new, shiny, cool stuff.
Newest however, usually costs.
And customers usually like cheap.
Users don’t care about either.
They just want a system that empowers more than it obstructs.
So how do you find the balance between the three? Is it even possible? Or is it just another Project Management Triangle?
Ever since “CRM 2011” Microsoft has been pushing the message that we should have unmanaged solutions only in Development environments. That message is being emphasized even more as we walk into the new Power Platform era.
Ideas have been raised that one day we might not be allowed to import unmanaged solutions to an environment that is not explicitly tagged for Development.
I would suggest completely removing the possibility to export solutions as unmanaged.Continue reading “No more Export as Unmanaged”
Ever since I started using the Plugin Trace Log for investigation of my plugins around three years ago, I have wondered why we don’t have timestamps with better granularity than seconds.
As I expressed it in an article from 2017:
Continue reading “The Milliseconds Are Here!”
Given the CPU power we have today, it is just incomprehensible why we should not get more detail in the timing of plugin execution.From A Canary in CRM
It is like defining my age by saying I was born sometime during the second half of the 20th century.