New Visual Designer for Business Rules in Dynamics 365


In Dynamics 365 we have new visual designer for Business Rules (and Business Process Flows).

Condition and Actions can be added through Add button or dragged and dropped

Conditions and Action can be copied, cut. delete and pasted in designer window.

Snapshot creates a snapshot of the business rules. (image file with png extension)

Conditions can be defined in the Properties window

Still we can only specify either Add or OR conditions

Changing it to OR replaces AND condition

May be in future release we’d have that feature as well.

Hope it helps..

Quick Walkthrough – Editable Grid in Dynamics 365.


Let us try exploring Editable Grid in Dynamics 365

We’d enable it on Contact Entity ( editable grid works for custom entities as well)

  • Go to Contact entity, control tab and click on Add Control

  • Add Editable Grid

  • Enable Editable Grid as default for Web, Phone and Tablet

  • Save and Publish the change.
  • Go to Contact Home Grid. (fields now can be edited, Status, Composite fields etc are not editable)

  • We can do Group By on the grid

  • Similarly, in Associated View of Contact we have the same behavior

  • To switch back to Read Only Grid, select SHOW AS command

  • Back to our old Read Only Grid (no grouping)

  • We can add JScript for fields inside grid.
  • Let us try Adding function on OnChange of Address 1: City field inside Editable Grid

  • On changing the City field in the grid

For Subgrid,

subgrid.png

sg1.png

Hope it helps..

PowerApps in CRM 2016 (Microsoft Dynamics 365)


Let us quickly create a PowerApp that allows a user to create Contact record inside CRM (using Microsoft Flow).

  • Login to PowerApps with Office 365 Account

https://web.powerapps.com/home

  • Click on New app

  • Let us use PowerApps studio for Windows here (much easier to use then PowerApps for web)

  • Select a Blank App (Phone Layout)

  • Insert Text Box, Text Box Input and Button controls and apply Theme

  • Select Add to CRM button and select Flow in Action menu to connect with the flow.

  • Create a new Flow

  • Search for PowerApps

  • Select Add an action

  • Select “Create new a record” Action and select Contacts in Entity Name.
  • For Last Name field, click on “Ask in PowerApps” which will add a new field to be mapped inside PowerApps

  • Do same for mobile phone field

  • Click on Create flow to create the flow

  • Now back in PowerApps, select the newly created flow.

  • Specify formula to map the fields

  • Run the application

  • Specify the values for Last Name and mobile number and click on Add to CRM button.

  • This creates the contact record in CRM using the Flow defined.

  • We can save the app in cloud and the share it with the other users inside the org.

  • Click on Share (Enter name or email addresses of the users with whom we’d like to share the app)

  • App being published

  • Once Published, it would be available to the other users.

Hope it helps..

“Create Dynamics Leads based on Tweets” using Microsoft Flow in CRM 2016


Microsoft Flow is a workflow management tool, using which we can create automated workflows between various services and apps.

With Dynamics CRM Online common scenarios could be

  • Create Dynamics CRM Leads from an Excel table.
  • When an opportunity is created post to Yammer.
  • Copy new Dynamic CRM Account to Common Data Model etc.

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/services/shared_dynamicscrmonline/dynamics-crm-online/

  • Below are some of the templates available for CRM Online

  • Let us take a Template that creates Leads based on Tweets

  • Connect to both the services

  • Configure it, for e.g. search for #msdyn365, get the Tweeter User Name and create the lead record. Map topic in lead with tweet text.

  • Check the status of the flow.

  • Leads created in CRM

Hope it helps..

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