Advanced AutoNumber Source Code now available

by Levin, Aric

Business Solutions  Common Data Service  Dynamics 365  Dynamics CRM  PowerApps 


Posted on 3/27/2020 9:00:00 PM


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.

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Emergency Response for Businesses in the City of New York

by Levin, Aric

Dynamics 365  PowerApps 


Posted on 3/27/2020 2:00:00 PM


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.

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Implementing Feature Flags for Power Apps deployment

by Levin, Aric

Dynamics 365  PowerApps 


Posted on 3/6/2020 7:30:00 PM


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.

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Connecting to MS Power Automate Flow from a Web Application

by Levin, Aric

Dynamics 365  Flow  Web 


Posted on 2/11/2020 9:21:00 PM


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.

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UCI Grid Filtering and Search improvements

by Levin, Aric

Common Data Service  Dynamics 365  Power Platform  PowerApps  Unified Interface (UCI) 


Posted on 2/2/2020 1:30:00 AM


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.

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Integrate CDS and SQL Server with Power Automate and On-Premise Data Gateway

by Levin, Aric

Azure  Common Data Service  Dynamics 365  Flow 


Posted on 1/8/2020 11:28:00 PM


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

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Configure Azure Service Bus to integrate between CDS and On-Premise SQL database

by Levin, Aric

Azure  Common Data Service  Development  Dynamics 365  PowerApps  SQL 


Posted on 1/6/2020 2:17:00 AM


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.

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Eventbrite to CDS Integration - Part 1

by Levin, Aric

Common Data Service  Custom Connectors  Dynamics 365  Flow  Power Platform 


Posted on 12/29/2019 6:30:00 PM


In this series of posts, I will demonstrate how to integrate between Eventbrite and the Power Platform by creating a Model Driven App to store event information, Creation of Microsoft Flow to execute when a new event is created or a new order is added to an event in Eventbrite, and the creation of a Custom Connector to retrieve the event details from Eventbrite.

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Eventbrite to CDS Integration - Part 2 (Eventbrite Settings)

by Levin, Aric

Common Data Service  Custom Connectors  Dynamics 365  Flow  Power Platform 


Posted on 12/29/2019 6:30:00 PM


In the second post will concentrate on the configuration of Eventbrite. We assume that you have already an Eventbrite account and you can create your own events. If you don’t have an Eventbrite account yet, this is the time to create one. You only need an email address and to set a password in order to create an Eventbrite account. Eventbrite is available as a free or paid service. Everything in this series of posts was done using the free Eventbrite account.

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Eventbrite to CDS Integration - Part 3 (Custom Connector)

by Levin, Aric

Common Data Service  Custom Connectors  Dynamics 365  Flow  Power Platform 


Posted on 12/29/2019 6:30:00 PM


In the third post will create our custom connector in order to connect with Eventbrite. The custom connector will allow us to call the Eventbrite api to retrieve the required information about the Events and the Attendees that have not been provided by the Webhook.

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