A few years back we developed an AutoNumber solution that enables the implementation of AutoNumbers for Dynamics 365 and the Common Data Service. This AutoNumber solution allows the creation of rules for simple autonumbers with prefix, suffix and number of digits, but also has a lot of advanced features for getting numbers from related fields or option sets.
We have all been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak one way or another and have started getting used to a new reality, whether it is working remote, not being able to go to work or even worse have gotten infected by the virus. A few weeks ago (March 8), the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio said that the city would provide relief for small businesses across the City seeing revenue reduction of 25% or more because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
I am current engaged in, a vendor suggested the customer to use the same entity for various purposes. That decision might have worked for some organizations, but it did not have a foresight of the future requirements of the organization.
It is a very trivial scenario that we would want to create a Common Data Service entity record from a web page. An example can be a contact us page or request for help that would create a lead or a case in Microsoft Dynamics backend. Although Dynamics Portals (and now Power Apps Portals) are available for this kind of integration, many organizations still use other types of web applications and they need to integrate with the Common Data Service, such as various web to lead products.
Over the past couple of years, since the release of Unified interface, one of the biggest pain points for most customer was that features that are available in the web client are not available in the new Unified Interface. There were a lot of improvements in the Unified Interface with the responsive client, custom controls and more, but when you are used to working in a certain way, taking away features is sometimes hard to get used to.
While most of you might not be experiencing this issue, it is still a good workaround for a situation that you might have. Recently we had a situation that when we tried to retrieve the account record using the Get record action in our Government Cloud instance, but the results did not retrieve all the attributes. The attribute that we were really having an issue with was the address1_name.
In a recent blog I posted a few days ago, I posted how to use Azure Service Bus and a Listener application to integrate between the Common Data Service (Dynamics 365 or Power Apps Model Driven Application) and an On Premise SQL Service database. As mentioned that there are a few easier ways to implement this, I wanted to demonstrate how easy it would be to perform similar functionality using a Microsoft Power Automate Flow that connects to the On-Premise Data Gateway
In this blog post I will demonstrate how to use Azure Service Bus and a Listener application to integrate between the Common Data Service (Dynamics 365 or Power Apps Model Driven Application) and an On Premise SQL Service database.
In the final post, we will quickly view the results of this entire process. We will create an Event in Eventbrite, and add an attendee to this event, and then verify that the Event has been created in CDS as well as Attendee added to the Contacts entity and linked to that Event.
In this fifth post we will update the original flow that we created for when a new attendee is registered in Eventbrite. Your flow should have a couple of steps as the baseline. The steps include When a HTTP request is received, and the Initialize Variable action.