A few weeks back had posted on how to upload files to the File Column type field using KingswaySoft’ s Integration Toolkit and Premium Flat File Source and Premium Derived column which are part of the SSIS Productivity Pack of KingswaySoft
Here we will see an example of achieving the same without using the KingswaySoft Productivity Pack’s Premium Flat File Source and Derived column. (although would recommend using it as it includes over 300 premium components making it easier to rapidly build efficient solutions)
Below is our source file
The contact records in CRM
Below is how the package looks like
The Flat File Source points to the location where we have the source csv file containing email, file path, and file name.
Import Column takes the File Path as the Input.
For the Input and Output properties, add an output column (BinaryColumn) of DataType = image.
In the FilePath input column properties, specify the column id of the output column.
Finally, in the CDS / CRM Destination Component, we are performing an upsert using the Email id as a match.
Here we have mapped the output column of the Import Column i.e. BinaryColumn to the binary content field of the file type attribute of the CRM.
Let us now run the package.
Let us now open the records and check.
As expected we can see the file uploaded.
Also, check out –
To extract attachments from notes-https://nishantrana.me/2021/02/10/extracting-attachments-from-notes-in-dynamics-365-dataverse/
To download files using Download Block Request –https://nishantrana.me/2022/03/14/how-to-download-file-from-file-column-using-initializefileblocksdownload-and-downloadblock-request-dynamics-365-crm-dataverse/
To upload files using Upload Block Request –https://nishantrana.me/2022/03/15/how-to-upload-file-to-file-column-using-initializefileblocksupload-and-uploadblock-request-dynamics-365-crm/
Understand File and Image Data Type –https://nishantrana.me/2021/10/01/using-file-and-image-data-type-in-dataverse-dynamics-365/
Try out the wonderful, feature-rich, and powerful SSIS Integration Toolkit for Dynamics 365 by KingswaySoft –https://www.kingswaysoft.com/products/ssis-integration-toolkit-for-microsoft-dynamics-365/download
Check other articles on SSIS plus CRM – https://nishantrana.me/2018/11/26/ssis-and-microsoft-dynamics-365/
Hope it helps..