• Binding to Address Fields in a PCF Control

      Jared Johnson, 04 July 2019

      Recently I was working on a custom control where I wanted it to have outputs that were bound to the address fields on a contact or account. However even though I had the type set to SingleLine.Text, none of the address fields appeared in the list of fields when selecting which field to bind to. Acco

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    • Power Platform Licensing

      John Eccles, 18 June 2019

      Power Platform unlocks the potential of Dynamics 365 and Office 365. It opens the door for non-software developer users within organisations to manage data and electronic forms, automate business processes and enable mobility. An organisation needs licensing to use Power Platform. In this blog, I wa

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    • Using the Condition Builder to Compare Multiple Values in Microsoft Flow

      Sean Roque, 07 June 2019

      The basic condition builder in a Microsoft Flow condition card is sufficient for building simple two-variable comparisons. However previously when we came across the need to create a condition that would compare multiple values, or any sort of complex comparisons, we would inevitably resort to ‘Edi

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    • Logging a Power Platform ticket with Microsoft

      Alfwyn Jordan, 06 June 2019

      As a Dynamics 365 administrator, you may be familiar with requesting support from Microsoft through the Office 365 admin site as documented in an earlier blog post but now we can submit support requests through the Power Platform Admin Center. You can access the portal at https://admin.powerplatform

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    • Dynamics 365 CRM v9 is Slow!

      Gayan Perera, 10 May 2019

      Now that I've got your attention, the truth: Dynamics 365 CRM v9 is actually very quick! The Power Platform team has done an amazing job getting screens to load within a couple of seconds. This of course is the case for the majority of people using the platform. However, sometimes, you’ll hear comme

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    • PowerApps -- Passing Null Values to Entities in CDS

      Alfwyn Jordan, 26 April 2019

      In the current version of PowerApps, passing null to a text field is fairly easy as you can use the function Blank(). As the document states, this only works for data sources that support null values. CDS as a data source does not currently allow this. To get around this, we need to enable an experi

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    • Microsoft Power Platform is not just for the big guns

      Gayan Perera, 25 April 2019

      The Microsoft Power Platform is an amazing set of tools that can help businesses serve their customers smarter, faster and better. However, most of the marketing and messaging around the Power Platform is geared toward big companies. Almost all the case studies are from companies such as Heathrow Ai

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    • Importing data from Excel into the Common Data Services using Power Query

      Alfwyn Jordan, 17 April 2019

      While working with CDS I was attempting to import data to a newly created entity (“prospects”) from an Excel workbook. I’d tried using the “Get data from Excel” functionality only to be greeted with the following message: “Your import is done. 0 row(s) successfully imported to cr3e2_prospects entiti

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    • Dynamics 365 CRM and NZBN Add-On Solution Now Available!

      Gayan Perera, 01 April 2019

      A New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is a free, globally unique identifier, available to all Kiwi businesses. With an NZBN, it’s faster and easier for businesses to connect and interact, which will save everyone time and money. An NZBN holds all the key information organisations are most often aske

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    • Share PowerApps with Another User

      Megha Kainth, 30 November 2018

      PowerApps can easily be shared with another user from the same organisation. To share your app, sign in to PowerApps. Click on Apps. Select your App from the list and Click Share. Enter user’s name or email address. Check the Co-owner tick box if you would like the user to edit and share the app. Cl

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    • Create PowerApps using Data from Excel

      Megha Kainth, 29 November 2018

      PowerApps can be created using data from an Excel spreadsheet. Users can create their tables in Excel and upload it to OneDrive. In this blog, we will learn – how to create a PowerApp using Data from Excel. Open a worksheet in Excel and insert a table to it. Add some data such as First Name, Last Na

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    • Unhandled Scenarios for Dynamics CRM Email Integration

      Roshan Mehta, 22 August 2018

      Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365 provides functionality to integrate your CRM with your mail system. This allows you to track email messages in CRM and send timely email messages to the people that matter most for your organisation. There are several options available for email integration with Dynamics C

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    • Increase Metadata Field Size in SSIS Toolkit

      Zoe Sands, 26 March 2018

      I have been working on an upgrade from CRM on-premise to CRM online, which requires us to migrate data from the on-premise system into online using the SSIS Toolkit. During the migration, I received the following error: The input value for 'address1_stateorprovince' field (or one of its related fiel

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    • How to Globally Define Error Reporting Preferences in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 14 November 2017

      In the past I’ve talked about how easy it is to prevent these types of errors in Microsoft Dynamics CRM by turning them off at a system level, rather than leaving individual users to do it. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015In Dynamics CRM 2013 and 2015, when you go to Set

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    • How to Hide the Navigation Items on a Dynamics CRM Form

      Zoe Sands, 13 July 2017

      There is a feature of Dynamics CRM that I have only just learnt about but provides a way to simplify the forms that a user is presented is the ability to hide the form navigation on a record.As you can see from the images below, the difference in the pages is subtle but the overall effect is signifi

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