Debajit Dutta
Are you still including unnecessary fields on your Dynamics 365 forms so that your scripts can access it? May be it’s time to use Attribute dependency feature of webresources.
Category: Attribute dependency,Dynamics 365,Dynamics365,getAttribute,Microsoft CRM,Microsoft Dynamics CRM Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 4 days ago Comments: 0

Sometimes we are so much busy in our day to day consulting stuffs that we frequently miss those small little gems in Dynamics 365 which are scattered throughout but we tend to ignore them more often than not. And one of them is the Attribute dependency feature in webresources. How many of you faced a … Continue reading Are you still including unnecessary fields on your Dynamics 365 forms so that your scripts can access it? May be it’s time to use Attribute dependency feature of webresources.
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Want to show a global notification which appears anywhere on your Dynamics 365/ CDS model driven app? Xrm.App.addGlobalNotification does just that. Check this out!
Category: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 4 days ago Comments: 0

This is one ask which customers had asked for sometime. We have form notifications and field notifications for quite sometime now and this API has also been there for quite sometime. However this is not much used or I shall say rather unknown and through my blog I want to spread the awareness of this … Continue reading Want to show a global notification which appears anywhere on your Dynamics 365/ CDS model driven app? Xrm.App.addGlobalNotification does just that. Check this out!
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Have you understood the significance of Xrm.Utility.invokeProcessAction() API in Dynamics 365? And no it’s not to execute a Global action. It has much more to it than you can imagine! Check this out!
Category: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 4 days ago Comments: 0

Xrm.Utility.invokeProcessAction – A function introduced in Dynamics API for quite sometime. And frankly with the magnitude of actions being used in each project, this should have been the most widely used function by now. But unfortunately this is hardly used and the reason for that being it’s purpose is not being understood. We may have … Continue reading Have you understood the significance of Xrm.Utility.invokeProcessAction() API in Dynamics 365? And no it’s not to execute a Global action. It has much more to it than you can imagine! Check this out!
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Get displayed ViewId on click of ribbon button in Home Page Grid in Dynamics365/ PowerApps. Explore the hidden gem–Xrm.Navigation.getPageContext()
Category: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 5 days ago Comments: 0

This is a requirement I received few years back. And that time I said it is unsupported and hence not possible. And today again I got this requirement and guess what I was about to say the same thing when I thought – “The API now is much more rich. There may be something in … Continue reading Get displayed ViewId on click of ribbon button in Home Page Grid in Dynamics365/ PowerApps. Explore the hidden gem–Xrm.Navigation.getPageContext()
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Xrm.Utility.getResourceString in Dynamics 365. Which scenario it works and where it doesn’t? And what are the workarounds?
Category: constants file,Dynamics 365,Dynamics365,Microsoft CRM,Microsoft Dynamics CRM,PowerApps,resources,resx,Xrm.Utility.getResourceString Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 6 days ago Comments: 0

RESX web resources have been introduced for quite sometime but unfortunately even when I see project implementations today, I see constants file being used instead of Resource files. What more, you can even show specific values based on logged in user language. This blog post is not about how you can create a resource file … Continue reading Xrm.Utility.getResourceString in Dynamics 365. Which scenario it works and where it doesn’t? And what are the workarounds?
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Planning to show a custom multi-select lookup. Use the Xrm.Utility.lookupObjects to show a multi-select lookup control in Dynamics 365
Category: Dynamics 365,Dynamics365,Microsoft CRM,Microsoft Dynamics CRM,multiselect lookup,PowerApps,Xrm.Utility Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 6 days ago Comments: 0

Recently in my project I had the requirement to show up a multiselect lookup for selecting records across multiple custom entities. The customer have created a PCF control where they have designed to show the selected records spanning entities. But the issue was to show a lookup control to allow the user to select multiple … Continue reading Planning to show a custom multi-select lookup. Use the Xrm.Utility.lookupObjects to show a multi-select lookup control in Dynamics 365
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Xrm.Utility.getEntityMetadata() Have you explored it yet to get metadata in Dynamics 365
Category: client API,Dynamics 365,Dynamics365,Get entity metadata,Microsoft CRM,Microsoft Dynamics CRM,PowerApps,Xrm.Utility Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 6 days ago Comments: 0

This API has been introduced for sometime now. However I still find that consultants are not using it and going with traditional querying through WebAPI method to get the Entity Metadata. And there is a secret I am going to tell you why so many consultants abandoned this method. The reason for this is when … Continue reading Xrm.Utility.getEntityMetadata() Have you explored it yet to get metadata in Dynamics 365
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