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by Debajit Dutta (MVP – Business Solutions)

In-app or Push notification – Model-driven App – 2021 Release Wave 1 Power Apps / Dynamics 365

With 2021 Release Wave 1, the in-app notifications feature has been added to the Model-driven app, earlier it was only available for Canvas Apps.

To see it in action à

Login to Power Automate

Create a new flow, select start from blank – Automated cloud flow, make sure the appropriate environment is selected.

Specify the flow name along with the trigger

Here for the trigger, we have specified the condition as contact creation.

For the action, select Send Push Notification V2 (preview)

For Mobile App, we can select either Power Apps or Field Service app to send the notifications to.

Here we have selected Power Apps mobile app.

Your app field will list down all the Model-driven apps available for the environment.

In recipients specify the email address and define the message.

In the Open App option, we can specify whether to open the app or not, on tap of the notification.

Finally, we can specify the entity, form for that entity (or view) to be opened.

We are setting the record id (of the contact record created) that should be opened in the form.

Save the flow.

Creating a contact record will trigger the flow and will send the notification to the mobile as shown below.

We can click on the notification, which takes us to the record as shown below.

Get all details here

Hope it helps..

Extracting attachments from Notes in Dynamics 365 / Dataverse

There are different ways we can extract attachments from notes.

  • We can write an SSIS Package using the Premium Derived Column component of KingswaySoft

  • XrmToolBox has a wonderful plugin – Bulk Attachment Manager

The tool can download attachments from both Note and Email, using note’s GUID as the folder name.

  • We can use SDK and write console app or tool.

Or use the CRM SDK within the script component of SSIS if we are not using KingswaySoft’s CDS Component.

  • Attachment Downloader Tool

We can update the tool as per our requirement.

  • Use LINQPad for extracting attachment

Hope it helps..

Improved search experience now adds Quick Actions – 2021 Release Wave 1 – Dynamics 365

Improved search experience added features like easy access of search from within the header

More details and filters option

Incremental search or real time suggestions while performing the search

Now the 2021 Release Wave 1 adds Quick actions to the search results as shown below.

The quick actions available for accounts, contacts, etc. are

  • Assign
  • Share
  • Email

For the Phone call or activity entity, the options available are

  • Mark Complete
  • Cancel
  • Set Regarding
  • Assign
  • Email a Link.

The quick action are also available within the search results


Read more about 2021 Release Wave 1

For Posts on

  • 2020 Release Wave 2

  • 2020 Release Wave 1

Hope it helps

Unable to retrieve attribute=businessunitid for entityLogicalName=systemuser exception while creating Application User in Dynamics 365

Recently while trying to add a new application user we got the below error message

More on Application User

Adding the missing Business Unit field in the form fixed it.

Hope it helps..

Power Platform for Admins connector (preview) in Power Automate

The Power Platform for Admins connector (preview)

let’s us perform following Actions

The connector allows us to access the Business Applications Platform (BAP) API.

Below is the example of the Create Environment action, followed by Create CDS Database.

Here we are creating a trial environment in Asia region followed by a CDS database in it with base language – Hindi and currency code as INR

Let us run the flow and see the results

In Power Platform admin center can see the environment created along with the database specified.

All the key URL(s) for Power Platform Admin

Get all the details below –

Power Platform for Admins (Preview)

Power Apps and Power Automate Administration and Governance – Tools and Labs

Hope it helps..