Debajit Dutta
{Quick Tip} Need to show entity image in your webresource? Think of using entityimage_url and not image content.
Category: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 1 day ago Comments: 0

I was bit hesitant to write this blog to be honest as I thought it’s pretty mundane and must be quite known to everyone. And we had the same requirement for the customer. They wanted to show the entity image of a contact in a webresource. The functionality as already implemented and I was just … Continue reading “{Quick Tip} Need to show entity image in your webresource? Think of using entityimage_url and not image content.”
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Using Patch function in canvas app to update a CDS record based on value of non-primary key field.
Category: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 2 days ago Comments: 0

I have recently been conducting some trainings on canvas apps and one of the questions that came up during the session was regarding the Patch function in canvas app. As the name suggests, you can use the Patch function to modify or create a record in datasource. If you are unaware of the Patch function … Continue reading “Using Patch function in canvas app to update a CDS record based on value of non-primary key field.”
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{Quick tip} Consecutive line breaks while showing alert in Dynamics 365
Category: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 6 days ago Comments: 0

By this time all of us are familiar with Xrm.Navigation.openAlertDialog. What’s more is going to be there in that API. After all it’s an API which just shows some alert. And yet the simplest of things sometime surprises us. The same experience I had today while dealing with a requirement. It was a simple alert … Continue reading “{Quick tip} Consecutive line breaks while showing alert in Dynamics 365”
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Working with large data sources in Canvas apps. Don’t forget about delegation in canvas apps
Category: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 1 week ago Comments: 0

Canvas apps is certainly changing a customer’s view point on mobile rollout feasibility for their business. However more often than not, we as consultants come across customers having significant data in the system. And while we don’t think much about data volumes while dealing with model driven apps, the same cannot be said about canvas … Continue reading “Working with large data sources in Canvas apps. Don’t forget about delegation in canvas apps”
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Wondering how to create controls dynamically in Canvas App? Galleries can be a workaround
Category: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 2 weeks ago Comments: 0

Before I even go ahead and add more on this. Spoiler alert!  This blog is not going to introduce you to a new API which allows you to add/ remove controls dynamically in a canvas app. As of the time of writing this blog, there is no API in canvas app to accomplish this feature … Continue reading “Wondering how to create controls dynamically in Canvas App? Galleries can be a workaround”
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Configure Customer lookup to show either contacts or accounts in Canvas Apps
Category: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 2 weeks ago Comments: 0

Happy new year to all my blog readers and this is my first blog of 2020. And how about starting with a simple one and that too on canvas apps! So this was my customer requirement. They were designing a canvas app for their business users which was basically kind of contact management. And while … Continue reading “Configure Customer lookup to show either contacts or accounts in Canvas Apps”
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“File” data type in CDS. All you may need to know about it.
Category: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 1 month ago Comments: 0

Well this one is pure serendipity. I was working for a customer and while creating a new field for an entity, I could see a new data type called – “File”. Honestly I haven’t heard of any announcement regarding this data type before and I was quite intrigued about what it is this data type.… Read More
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