Power Automate
Common Data Service (Current environment) connector not showing up while creating a PowerAutomate flow? Check this out.
Category: CDS,Common data service,Dynamics 365,Microsoft CRM,Microsoft Dynamics CRM,Power Automate Author: Debajit Dutta Date: 7 days ago Comments: 0

Couple of months back I wrote a blog post on Common data service (Current environment) not showing up while creating a PowerAutomate flow and the reason was that only for flows created through the solution have the connector available. Here is the link to the post – https://debajmecrm.com/2019/11/24/quick-tip-common-data-service-current-environment-connector-not-showing-up-while-creating-microsoft-flows-power-automate/comment-page-1/#comment-17413 However post that I got multiple question … Continue reading “Common Data Service (Current environment) connector not showing up while creating a PowerAutomate flow? Check this out.”
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Microsoft Build 2020
Category: Events,Power Automate,Power Platform Author: d365bits Date: 1 week ago Comments: 0

Microsoft Build kicked off today few hours ago and it is up and running live now and there were some great announcements came through so far from the sessions. I will be going to cover some of the announcements that I was able to capture today for the benefit of the community.

Dona Sarkar & Seth Juarez started the Microsoft Build 2020.

Satya Nadella mentioned about Microsoft mission and how it empowers people for building applications to help the community.

As always super excited about Power Platform and it’s exciting to see how it’s empowering developers and there are 3.5 million developers that is just amazing.

70% Increase in Professional developers using Power Apps. It’s just mind blowing the speed at which Power Platform is growing.

It’s amazing 70K new organizations are using Power Platfrom.

Power Platform is not only for low code development but it really empowers pro developers this is really powerful message that needs to spread into the developer community.

Microsoft Acquisition of Softomotive was also on display during the #MSBuild.

It’s great to see how all of these building blocks create the intelligent cloud and this is the future and it seems bright with what Microsoft is bringing out. Also scalability and flexibility is available with Azure been the backbone. No other cloud offers what Microsoft offers at the moment and it’s been growing exponentially with lots of features and capabilities.

Scott Hanselman announced about the Windows Terminal 1.0 available from today. You can experience is using the link aka.ms/terminal

Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Codespaces is building custom container which has everything you need. You can go to aka.ms/codespaces

The demonstration was super cool I really like the way this presentation

Running code from Teams was amazing. This was one my favorite from the #MSBuild2020.

New capabilities were announced in Azure Free Tier, Server-less Pricing, Auto-Scale

Azure Cognitive Services is so powerful and you can make your apps smarter using these capabilities.

New capabilities Azure Cognitive Services announced too.

Microsoft cloud comprises of Microsoft 365 , Dynamics 365 and Power Platform and it is built using Azure that makes it perfect match.

Azure Synapse Link which doesn’t required ETL.

Analytics in Power BI inside Azure Synapse Link.

New Azure Machine Learning Studio.

New Announcements in Azure Machine Learning

No matter which device you use Microsoft 365 covered it all. Enabling mission critical apps such as Teams is really great during these unprecedented times.

Building new application for teams and publishing it so that users can use it and in one shop application where you can access all your favorite applications make it more productive and you would only need to have Teams to work with other applications. Isn’t it amazing !!!

Publishing your Teams app to AppSource.

Teams and Power Apps is great combination this increases the productivity and let you build the Power Apps from the teams itself. And once you have completed the development you can embed it in the teams channel where users can access them and use it.

Also Imagine cup winners were announced too and the winners are Hollo.

The app which Hollo team build was a mental health companion web app using analytics and AI services.

I hope these will help you in day to day use of the Microsoft Products and it’s an amazing event #MSBuild. 🚀

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How to create Manual Trigger Flow with D365 SCM and Power Automate
Category: D365 Finance & Operations,Power Automate Author: d365bits Date: 2 weeks ago Comments: 0

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Fin & Ops connector in Power Automate helps to connect with Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management and Dynamics 365 Finance. Similarly, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Fin & Ops connector also able to use with Logic Apps and Power Apps as well.

Today we will focus on creating a manual trigger flow using Power Automate with D365 Supply Chain Management.

You might be wondering why do we need to use manual triggers. Manual triggers are great asset for you to start with your complex flow creations. Use the manual trigger flow to test basic flow requirements in terms of fields and values which you need to have to complete the flow successfully. This manual trigger flow is kind of a stepping stone for your complex flows which you will build.

Click New > Instant – from blank

Provide a Flow name and then select Manually trigger a flow. Then click create.

Click Add an Input

Click on Text

Enter the name as “Currency” and then select the Add a drop-down list of options.

Add a drop-down list of options for the currency and add “NZD” & “USD” as shown below.

Similarly continue the same method and add Sales Agreement Classification and Customer accounts. Once you have completed this step it should look like below image.

Once this step is completed add Dynamics 365 for Fin & Ops connector and select the Instance and entity name.

Select the customer account value , Sales agreement classification value and currency as shown below.

Now you can proceed to save the flow and then start testing this flow. Select I’ll perform the trigger action and then click Test.

Select the respective values for the fields Currency, Sales Agreement Classification and Customer and then click Run Flow.

This creates a Sales Agreement header record as shown below in D365 Supply Chain Management.

Once you have successfully tested you can start building your complex flows. The Manually trigger a flow step of this flow can be received from Power Apps I will discuss more about how you can achieve that in another blog post. 😊

Source: Kausun

Power Virtual Agents with D365 SCM
Category: D365 Finance & Operations,Power Automate,Power Virtual Agents Author: d365bits Date: 3 weeks ago Comments: 0


Power Virtual Agents (PVA) is part of Microsoft’s low code Power Platform and this gives the capability of creating Intelligent chat bots. You wouldn’t require to having a data scientist helping you to build it. PVA can answer questions as well as take actions in response to the customer responses.

Isn’t that amazing if I tell you that you have the ability to create intelligent chat bots with your data in ERP system such as D365 Finance and Operations App. But you might be wondering how much effort you need to put into built this bot. It’s not difficult at all you can follow steps I have given below and create your own Intelligent chat bot with connecting D365 Finance and Operations.

One more thing to note here is that when PVA is utilizing the power of Power Automate connectors to connect with Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations.

Let’s look at an example that we want to build a chat bot which has the capability to inquire about confirmed delivery date of a sales order.

Firstly you can create new topic by pressing New topic.

Click New topic

Provide the Name , Description and then Insert your Trigger phrases

Once you have created the new topic it will be appearing under User Topics.

Click on Go to authoring canvas icon from the topics page.

You will see Trigger Phrases which you have entered in the earlier step. Then proceed to add two new questions as shown below.

Question 1 : Please provide the company code

Question 2 : Please provide your sales order number

Make sure to provide a proper variable name to identify your variable easily. In this example I have used CompanyVar and SOVar.

Next add in action to create a flow. For this you have to use Call an action option

Then click on Create a flow to create new flow.

Create a flow

Add in Inputs Company_Input and SalesOrder_Input use

Inputs from PVA
Select Dynamics 365 for Fin & Ops connector

Select the Instance and Entity Name. Then provide object id these are the inputs coming from PVA. First it should be the company code and then it has to be sales order as shown below. Make sure to provide in below format.


Next up need to provide return value to PVA. In this scenario it will be confirmed ship date. Select the respective field accordingly and it should look like below image once completed.

Once your full flow is completed it will look like below.

Then you can continue to add it in your PVA. Select the flow and then provide the variables as shown below. Also need to add the response message as shown below.

One completed this step you can End of Conversation or can continue to add more scenarios. I have few scenarios and will cover in the next set of blogs so stay tuned.

Once you added the End of Conversation then you can start on testing your bot.

You can proceed to publish the bot and then use a Demo website to check your bot.

Have fun with creating Intelligent chat bots with D365 SCM. 😊

Source: Kausun

It’s All About Hack4Good 😊
Category: D365 Customer Engagement,Power Automate,Power BI,Power Platform,PowerApps Author: d365bits Date: 4 weeks ago Comments: 0


HACK4GOOD was an amazing event which brought world together on a weekend and all started to hack for good reasons. So many enthusiastic amazing people who loves Microsoft Business Applications (MBA’s) team up with passion to create solutions to help the world and lift it up. Building solutions which is to help the communities and people around the world is such a great thing.

I have been part of many hackathons and this was top of my list. It’s amazing to see the ideas which participants bring into the table and how they execute these ideas using the MBA’s. There were over 390 participants from 40 different countries representing all over the globe.

These Solutions are out there in internet and I thought of collecting these solutions and to give away to the community so that someone who sees these solutions can help the communities if they want to build a solution which is like the idea presented by these teams.

It all started by Chris briefing out teams on the #Hack4good. The image shown below captures all the main points he was touching upon.

Hack4Good – Briefing

The agenda was briefed as well.


There were wonderful time zone leads who were helping to arrange this massive hackathon. It’s not an easy task been a leader in these hackathons because you need to be skilled in adopting and being flexible because always the unexpected things happens and you would need to manage it. We should thank all leads for their amazing efforts.

a group of people posing for a photo
Hack4Good Team of Judges, Leads and Speakers

Time Zone Leads

Time Zone Leads
APAC Lisa Crosbie, Ee Lane Yu, Nijo Joseph
AMER Emma D’arcy, Andrew Welch
EMEA Lucy Bourne, Lee Baker, Alison Mulligan, Mike Hartley
Time Zone Judges – APAC

Time Zone Judges

Time Zone Judges
APAC Elaiza Benitez, Mark Smith
AMER Sarah Critchley, Brian Galicia
EMEA Ana Demeny, Scott Durow, Ben Vollmer

I was really inspired by the speeches from Dona, Keith, Chris and William they touch the heart of people.

Hack4Good – Speakers


Dona Sarkar
Keith Whatling
Will Dorrington
Chris Huntingford

Chris stared with briefing everyone out on the agenda and highlighting key information on the Hackathon. Also mentioning on his past experiences with Hackathons. He also went on to mentioned that some of the apps built in these hackathons are used by the businesses. Therefore, all your effort and time goes into this event is not wasted at all and business are benefitted from that as well.  

This was the most powerful message that captured my eye and thinking 3.7 million #PowerAddicts in the world who are using Power Platform that is just an incredible achievement by Microsoft. It is fascinating to see this. Thanks for Dona Sarkar sharing this and always loves listening to her amazing stories.

There are 3.7 million Power Addicts – Wow !

Keith shared a story about “Terry” during the kick off. How you can help people like Terry and how the technology transforms people’s lives and how we can help people like “Terry” using our knowledge.

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Terry the amazing human being

Then Leads in my session Lisa and Ee started briefing about the rules and what solutions you should be built and what are the criteria’s which will be judged upon.

Also, people didn’t forget to bring their humor and laughter to energize everyone.

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It’s all about fun and vibe

Our team Crime Master Gogo had fun too. It was great experience for Vaibhav Sharma, Subbaiah Thadiyangada and myself .

This was our Team Vaibhav, Subbaih and my self Crime Master Gogo in action !

There are amazing solutions built by the teams which participated in this #Hack4good event. I have gone through most of the videos mentioned below and it was amazing to see the spirit of everyone and how much everyone was focusing on the real problems they face day to day.  Then went on to build amazing application within few hours.

Please find the links below to the solutions.

Team/App Name
Crazy Power Solutions
Power nApps
Shop 4 My Street
Far from Home team’s
Caring Hands
Crime Master GOGO  
Automation Gold
Rapid Response App
Team Power Kiwi
KC College
Team Bourne Supremacy
Kleinvieh macht auch Mist
Power Mentor

Once solutions are submitted the regional judges started their job of selecting the winners from each region.

Below are the videos for announcing Winners. Congratulations to the winning teams from the regions. 🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏

Australia and New Zealand
EMEA Results

It was well worth weekend and spent in such a nice way and it helps to reenergize yourself during these unprecedented times and thanks to everyone who make this event a successful one.

Hope you enjoyed the article please reach to me if I missed out any of the solutions I will add it to the list. 😊

Source: Kausun

Power Platform
Category: Power Automate,Power BI,Power Platform,PowerApps Author: d365bits Date: 1 month ago Comments: 0

I had a discussion with Prabhath Mannapperuma about Power Platform in Cloud5X20.

Power Platform is the single low code development platform for Microsoft across office 365 and Dynamics 365 Azure and your standalone business applications.

It has four major products Power BI , Power Apps , Power Automate ,Power Virtual Agents as shown below and it has strong set of Data connectors, AI Builder and Common Data Service as well to enrich the platform capabilities.

During this session I walk-through one scenario explaining Power Platform Product capabilities using a demonstration.

If you want to learn more about it and to see some cool demo please check on the below to watch the full video. 😊

Hope you will enjoy our discussion and please let me know if you have any questions. 😊

Source: Kausun

Business Process Flow Immersive Experience in Power Automate
Category: Power Automate,Power Platform Author: Manish Rawat Date: 7 months ago Comments: 0

If you are familiar with Model-Driven apps, then I am sure you have heard or used Business Process Flow to define a process for the ease of your customers. Traditionally, in Dynamics 365 or in a Model-Driven app, here’s how we can define and use BPF:1. Create a Model-Driven App or use an existing one.2. […]

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