Creating Extensions from related AOT object – D365FO
Jun24

Creating Extensions from related AOT object – D365FO

From PU50, it is now easy to create extension from related AOT object. Earlier, the approach was to create a class and then fill out details if it for table or class or data entity. Below pic shows creating form extension Below one shows Code extension for the form field. table extension Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on their blog Creating Extensions from related AOT object – D365FO From PU50, it is now easy to...

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Date format issue in ‘Execute a SQL Query (V2)’ logic apps – D365FO integration
Jun22

Date format issue in ‘Execute a SQL Query (V2)’ logic apps – D365FO integration

I had already explained about using sql query execution in my earlier blog posts. Recently I had another issue when using date column in the select list . For instance, in the below screenshot one of the field in the select list had Date column. If you observe the output, result in the date columns will be in a different format. The execution was successful in logic apps, but… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on...

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Default location of VS Projects ,instead of repos folder : D365FO
Jun18

Default location of VS Projects ,instead of repos folder : D365FO

I noticed in all the FO VMs, the project location has been set to ‘repos’ folder. . Though this set up doesn`t pose any errors,it is always a best practice to save the projects in its location where the TFS is configured. The set up for default location of VS projects during creation is in Tools -> option . Click Ok and restart the VS and you will see the change upon creating a… Continue Reading...

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Alphabetical ordering of Labels in D365FO
Jun18

Alphabetical ordering of Labels in D365FO

We usually append the new labels at the end of the label file. It is difficult to search the label in case if we need to check if the label exists already. From PU50, it is possible to arrange the labels in alphabetical order with a simple set up in Visual studio. Go to Tools Option and select the following option Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on their blog Alphabetical ordering of Labels in D365FO We usually append...

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Display Navigation link in D365FO
Jun08

Display Navigation link in D365FO

With a simple set up, it is easy to display the navigation link or path of the form. This feature will be useful for developers when they discuss with client or functional team . Navigate to System Administration -> Set up -> Client Performance options. Select ‘Enable legacy navigation bar’ and click Ok. Refresh the browser . Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on their blog Display Navigation link in...

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D365FO DIXF : No update if the record already exists
Jun02

D365FO DIXF : No update if the record already exists

DIXF framework updates the existing records based on the Primary key defined in the entity. But there are scenarios where we don`t need to trigger an update . For instance, if I am importing a vendor file with primary address details along with other fields, triggering the same file multiple times (when new records are added) would create duplicate addresses in the GAB. My client was not ok… Continue Reading...

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The working folder [source path] is already in use by the workspace [workspace name];[owner] on computer [tfs server]
May27

The working folder [source path] is already in use by the workspace [workspace name];[owner] on computer [tfs server]

When a VM is already configured with tfs using one user id, until the workspace is deleted from Source control, another user will not able to configure it . In order to execute the below command to delete the workspace of another user, you should have proper privilege to Source control. tf workspace /delete /server:devopsAzureURL workspaceName;”User name” In the above statement,… Continue Reading...

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The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure
May26

The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure

We faced the below issues in our dev environments and the team was unable to access the URL. As a workaround, in ‘Microsoft Edge’ we had an option of clicking ‘Advanced’ button which allowed us to redirect to the URL. This option was also not working for few users and they had to try accessing the URL in ‘incoginto’ mode. Scroll down for more details Also, the users were… Continue Reading...

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Document Attachment as Notes in D365FO
Apr22

Document Attachment as Notes in D365FO

I`ve already posted on exporting and importing attachments in D365 FO. There are various types of attachment available in FO . For instance, as File, image, Notes, URL etc. If you are importing the attachment as Notes, it can be handled in a simple way with the OOB entity . There is no need to export or import the package mentioned in earlier post which is suitable for Files and image… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s...

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Power Automate to trigger the post alert in LinkedIn
Mar10

Power Automate to trigger the post alert in LinkedIn

Everytime when I add a new post to my blog, I manually update my LinkedIn Account about it. With PowerAutomate, this job is automated with two simple steps, If you have a Office365 account, login and then search for either Flow or Automate in the Search bar. Click on Create New flow and Search for ‘WordPress’ Connector. Since I am using wordpress , this connector is configure… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s...

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Access D365FO pages from Microsoft Teams
Mar10

Access D365FO pages from Microsoft Teams

It is now possible to access the FO pages from Microsoft teams. We can simultaneously chat and get the doubts cleared if any . Select the form which needs to be embedded in the teams. Copy the URL from address bar. If you need to limit the navigation, I`ve explained it here . Now , Go to teams and click on + icon as displayed below. Search for website Follow the… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on their blog...

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Limit the navigation in D365FO
Mar10

Limit the navigation in D365FO

How do we limit the navigation options to the users ? For instance, I am asked to share only the Vendor form to a particular user . If the complete URL is shared, then the user will be able to navigate to all the menus. In order to handle this, there is no additional development needed. Add another parameter in the URL to limit the navigation

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Using Notepad++ for easy formatting
Feb15

Using Notepad++ for easy formatting

We often use Notepad++ for easy editing which allows us to open multiples file simultaneously. It also helps a developer to edit the code as it recognizes popular coding languages. As a developer, I found it useful not only for the purposes listed above but also in formatting the SQL query values as per the needed format. During Unit testing phase, developers often swap between FO and… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s...

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D365FO Business Event with Https Endpoint
Feb11

D365FO Business Event with Https Endpoint

With the latest FO versions, Business event endpoints doesn`t support ‘Power Automate’ and ‘CDS’. One of my projects had the Business event integration with logic apps and we used ‘Power automate’ to create the endpoint. In this post, let me give a walk through of setting up ‘Https’ as endpoint in D365FO Business Events. To understand the set up of BE, please refer my post , post2...

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Logic apps DIXF Export – Unique file name creation – D365FO
Feb02

Logic apps DIXF Export – Unique file name creation – D365FO

Triggering ‘Export to package’ API from logic apps creates the output as a data package. The data package has Data file, Manifest and Package Header . In order to pass the data file for third party processing , the compressed package has to be extracted. In such case, then the file name can cause an issue. As we are aware, name of the data file in the package is same as the entity name (which… Continue Reading...

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OData Throttling D365FO : “The request could not be processed at this time due to system experiencing high resource utilization”
Jan19

OData Throttling D365FO : “The request could not be processed at this time due to system experiencing high resource utilization”

Recently during the import of data using OData , I had encountered this error which status ‘The request could not be processed at this time due to system experiencing high resource utilization”. I had not faced this issue in dev machines (tier-1), but this occurred in Tier-2 . Microsoft has already given a work around for this issue. But before jumping on to the solution , let me… Continue Reading...

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Delete Duplicate or Top row from SQL server
Jan04

Delete Duplicate or Top row from SQL server

In order to delete a particular record from a table in SQL server, a normal delete statement would not be helpful For instance, take an example as shown in the below screenshot Due to manual error, there are duplicate records in the field ‘Country_region’. (Of course, this would not have occurred if index was defined. I am using this example for our demo so that we can apply my… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s...

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Single-Line string to Multi-line – Postman
Jan02

Single-Line string to Multi-line – Postman

There are scenarios when a single string separated by commas(or any other character) to be imported as multi line string to the target application . One of my assignment had unformatted data and the requirement was to map them to the FO fields . One such field is Address Street and thus needed transformation before import. My next post will show how this transformation is handled using ADF …. Continue Reading...

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Connect to Azure SQL from logic apps to execute D365FO Enqueue
Jan02

Connect to Azure SQL from logic apps to execute D365FO Enqueue

In one of my assignments, I am using Azure SQL database acting as staging where I am importing the data on to it for further transformations. In order to push the data to D365 FO using recurrence, I used logic apps to establish connection to the azure db . Given below the steps Create a logic apps and select ‘SQL Server’ connector. On clicking, there will be list of actions displayed… Continue Reading...

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D365FO Business Events – Troubleshoot
Nov09

D365FO Business Events – Troubleshoot

I have already posted on Business events Configuration (link1) and consuming it from logic apps (link2) In this post, i will touchbase on troubleshooting Business Events in D365FO. We might face issues in executing Business events after data refresh or deployment to Tier 1/Tier 2 environments. Check if there are ‘Active Events’ for the Business Event you are looking for. This can be… Continue Reading...

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Transformation using Filter – Azure Data Factory
Nov09

Transformation using Filter – Azure Data Factory

Filter Transformation in ADF Data flow filters the records or rows based on the specified condition. This is similar to WHERE clause in FO. For instance ,the user has to transform only the records which meets a particular criteria, then Filter Transformation does the job . In my post, I am taking the example of excluding the records in a dataset for which there is no Debit and Credit… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s...

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Cannot create a record in Party postal address V2 (DirPartyLocationPostalAddressV2Entity). The ‘Expiration’ value needs to be greater than or equal to the ‘Effective’ value
Nov09

Cannot create a record in Party postal address V2 (DirPartyLocationPostalAddressV2Entity). The ‘Expiration’ value needs to be greater than or equal to the ‘Effective’ value

Creating and Updating a postal address in FO is complex. But when you get to know the fields to be used while importing, it will be easy for the user to deal with issues while importing addresses. D365FO has several data entities for loading postal addresses using PartyNumber in Global Address Book (GAB). Customer postal addresses entity allows to add multiple addresses for a customer…. Continue Reading...

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An excel column containing strings was set as a numeric column by SSIS – DIXF import
Oct15

An excel column containing strings was set as a numeric column by SSIS – DIXF import

I am working on Data migration and though I felt monotonous initially, subsequently it helped me to gain knowledge on basic set ups of the modules across FO and most importantly on SQL and Excel areas. In this post, I am sharing my knowledge on importing certain alphanumeric data emphasizing its spelling accents. One such instance was Zipcode import. LEADING ZEROESFew of the zip codes… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s...

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SQLPackage.exe for 10.0.21 -PU 45
Sep28

SQLPackage.exe for 10.0.21 -PU 45

SQLPackage.exe is a command line interface for integrating database deployment into your application pipeline. We mostly use it for executing the import and export commands while restoring the bacpac data from Tier-2 to Tier-1 environments. < p style=”font-size:14px”>Earlier versions of FO had this utility residing in SQLServer folder . Executing the commands from SQLPackage .Net Core folder is detailed here…...

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Purge Lifecycle Services assets – New feature in LCS
Aug31

Purge Lifecycle Services assets – New feature in LCS

LCS has introduced a new feature to purge or dispose the assets which are more than a year old. Beginning Friday, September 17, 2021, Microsoft will begin to purge assets that are older than 365 days from the project Asset library. This is currently targeted for both Software Deployable Package and Database Backup asset types with a Modified date older than 365 days.  The Asset… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s...

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Import Data using Azure Data Factory – D365FO DIXF(Recurrence)
Jul05

Import Data using Azure Data Factory – D365FO DIXF(Recurrence)

In one of my posts,I explained about importing data from D365FO from ADF using Odata approach. In this post, we will explore the other option of importing the data using DIXF . I created a new Export project in my environment to import the Customer Group and the source data format is set as CSV. Recurrence is enabled for this job and the activity Id will be used in ADF to call… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on...

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Troubleshooting Key vault script execution -Data Export Tool CE
Jun28

Troubleshooting Key vault script execution -Data Export Tool CE

In my previous post, I explained configuring Data Export tool in CE. The main focus was on the key vault generation which was created using the script. In this post, I will explain about troubleshooting the script for any errors. The script was executed in Powershell in Admin mode. On executing the script, if the error shows Connect-AzureRMAccount : The term ‘Connect-AzureRMAccount’… Continue Reading...

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Data copy from D365 to Azure Db – Data Export Service Tool
Jun22

Data copy from D365 to Azure Db – Data Export Service Tool

This time I had a chance to work on Data Export Service tool in D365 CE to transfer the data from an entity to Azure Sql Db. Pre-requisite needed to create Data Export Profile in D365CE. Admin privileges in CE to Install the Data Export service App Azure Db Azure portal subscription to create Key Vault I am not covering the installation of Data Export service and Azure Db in this… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article...

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Export data from all legal entities using DIXF – D365 FO
Jun11

Export data from all legal entities using DIXF – D365 FO

In D365FO, if an export project is created for an entity, it exports the data only from the legal entity for which the user has triggered an export. Setting the property ‘Enable cross-company’ in the base query of the entity doesn`t help here as I observed the same behaviour. The behaviour is decided by one of the property in Data Entity. Check the value of ‘Primary company context‘… Continue Reading...

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“Error importing database : could not load the package ” Error in bacpac import
Jun09

“Error importing database : could not load the package ” Error in bacpac import

I installed a new VM for the latest PU42 and faced the below error when trying to restore the bacpac. I tried the first option on downloading the latest SQL Data tier Application Framework from the link Now , you will be able to see a DAC folder in either ‘Program Files’ or ‘Program Files (x86)Microsoft SQL Server150’ . Now use this path in import command. The command… Continue Reading...

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Append Blob using Http Request trigger in Logic apps
Jun08

Append Blob using Http Request trigger in Logic apps

We use logic apps to execute some process as a recurrence or trigger APIs available in external applications. In this post, we are going to see , how to call logic apps from external application (I have used Postman here) . My example described below is simple. Pass a Customer group from Postman which triggers HttpRequest in Logic apps. Upon getting the value of the Customer group, write… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s...

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Upsert the records using Copy Data tool – Data Factory
Jun02

Upsert the records using Copy Data tool – Data Factory

In one of my previous blog, I explained on copying the data from D365 to azure DB using ADF`s Copy Data tool. In that example, The tool copies/appends the data as such if there are no indices defined in the target table and throws error in presence of index. Most of our requirements would expect update if the record exists or insert if it doesnt. I am using the same tool but tweaked… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s...

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CRUD OData Entities – Postman – D365FO
May28

CRUD OData Entities – Postman – D365FO

In this post, I will demonstrate CRUD operations for an OData entity in D365FO using postman. Refer to my earlier post to set up postman and now we will proceed to execute these operations using Customer Group Entity. Base syntax for referring this entity in Postman https://D365FOURL/data/CustomerGroups This is not the entity name in FO, but ‘Public Collection Name’ in the… Continue Reading...

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Aggregate function in Azure Data factory
May28

Aggregate function in Azure Data factory

This post is about using Aggregate function in ADF. Most of us are aware about using Group by in Aggregate. But we will be facing the issue of displaying other fields which are not included in the Groupby clauses. Let us see how we can bring rest of the fields as well when using Aggregate function. I have a csv file in my storage account which has a list of Accounts and their… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on...

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Batch job not executing – Ax2012
May27

Batch job not executing – Ax2012

Batch jobs can create a problem when the database is restored or refreshed from one environment to other environment. Given below the trouble shooting steps and solution to handle this issue. Check if there are any batch jobs in ‘Executing’ state . If yes, cancel them. These jobs consume most of the threads in the system.Check if the AOS is configured as ‘Batch Server’ . This… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on...

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Connect D365 to Azure DB – Azure Data factory
May19

Connect D365 to Azure DB – Azure Data factory

In this post, I will explain about copying data from CRM to Azure DB . This is done by using COPY DATA TOOL available in Azure Data Factory. Click on ‘Add New Resource’ in ADF. Enter the Pipeline name and description Click on ‘Create New connection’ In the ‘Service and Apps’ tab, select ‘Dynamics 365’ Enter the connection details. In authentication type,… Continue Reading...

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Create Azure Data Factory
May19

Create Azure Data Factory

Given below simple way with screenshots to create a new Azure Data Factory(ADF) from azure portal. Go to portal.azure.com. Select Data factory from Search bar. Follow the steps from the below screenshot Click on ‘Git Configuration’ On clicking Review+Create, the system does the basic validation and throws errors if any. But with the 2 step process, there are not much… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on...

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The database is in single-user mode, and a user is currently connected to it.
May19

The database is in single-user mode, and a user is currently connected to it.

I had this issue when I tried to swap the databases after bacpac restore. “Could not rename the database ‘DbName’. The database is in single-user mode, and a user is currently connected to it” Given below the steps I followed to address this error SELECT request_session_id FROM sys.dm_tran_locks WHERE resource_database_id = DB_ID(‘DbNameWithQuotes’) On executing this statement,… Continue...

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Call FO Runnable classes with dynamic parameter  from URL – D365FO
Apr23

Call FO Runnable classes with dynamic parameter from URL – D365FO

We are already familiar with calling D365FO URL menu items or forms or Runnable class. To recap, I am giving few samples below To call Display menu item from URL, https://D35FO/?cmp=EC&mi=SalesQuotationListPage https://D365FO/?cmp=EC&mi=SalesTableListPage To call a form from URL, https://D365FO/?cmp=EC&f=VendTransOpen https://D365FO/?cmp=EC&f=CustParameters To browse the data… Continue...

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Date Transformations in Derived column – Azure Data Factory

In my Azure Data Factory journey, everyday is a new learning. Defaulting date to current date is common. I had to requirement to default the date to last date of the previous month. Thus, when I import the data in April month, the date to be set as 31.March.2021 , for May month it will have the value as 30.April.2021 and so on. With Derived column in Azure Data factory, converting the field… Continue Reading...

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Data Factory integration with D365FO – Import
Apr08

Data Factory integration with D365FO – Import

In this post, I am going to explain about the import of CustGroup using ADF to D365FO. There are many ways to import data, here I chose OData approach to bring the records. It is also possible to use DIXF which I will explain in next post. Let us start with creating a dataset for CustGroup which is in JSon Format. On previewing the data from the dataset, OData always… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on their blog...

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Filter expression in Azure Data Factory
Apr08

Filter expression in Azure Data Factory

If you are working on a bulk data, there is always a need to focus only on a particular set of data. We bring this filter in D365FO using WHERE clause in SELECT statement, do-while loop , DELETE statement etc. It is also possible to filter in Data Factory as well. I will explain in the below section. Create a container in Azure Storage Account and upload a JSON file . In my case, I am… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s...

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Default a field value in SQL Server
Apr01

Default a field value in SQL Server

We initialise a field`s value in D365FO / Ax2012 …. (I am saying this as an example since I am from Technical Ax background ) . Similarly, we can also initialise a columns`s value in SQL Server. Use this simple command ALTER TABLE TableName ADD DEFAULT (‘DefaultValue’) FOR FieldName Example : ALTER TABLE workers ADD DEFAULT (‘Ready’) FOR ExportStatus To check if a… Continue Reading...

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Delete Sales Order using Postman – D365 FO
Apr01

Delete Sales Order using Postman – D365 FO

Deleting Sales Order from Postman is pretty simple and can be repeated for multiple SOs just by changing SalesId in the parameter of the request. Let us see how this can be done Create an Authorization token. This is described hereThe output of the token will be used in the new request for Deleting the Sales OrderCreate a new Request in the Postman and name it as ‘Delete Sales Order’…. Continue Reading...

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Configure POSTMAN for D365 FOTesting

Postman is a handy tool with minimum set up required for testing various APIs. It can be used for various testing scenarios in D365FO – using OData / Data entity / Web services . Before proceeding to post man set up, we need register D365FO application in azure to facilitate Authentication for secured access. Refer my previous post which describes the steps for Azure app… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on...

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Azure App Registration
Apr01

Azure App Registration

Azure App registrations are an easy and powerful way to configure authentication and authorization for a variety of different client types. (for example D365FO , if registered in AD, can be accessed from Postman, Data factory, Logic apps and other external azure apps). When the application is registered, make sure it is in the same Azure AD tenant (An instance of an Azure AD directory is… Continue Reading...

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Import Workers D365FO – Inactive to Active status
Mar10

Import Workers D365FO – Inactive to Active status

In order to import the worker using D365FO ,we use the entity HCMWorkerEntity. But on importing the data , you will not find the record in Workers form. It will be directed to Inactive Worker . In this post, I will demonstrate to create the worker (which is Inactive while importing) and then moving them as active worker.. I tried to consume this entity from POSTMAN and created a… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on...

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Auto-Start Azure VM
Feb19

Auto-Start Azure VM

We have an option in azure to configure auto shutdown of a VM. But there is no auto-startup. In this post, let us see to setup this option using a simple Runbook. Given below the steps to configure from the scratch Create an Automation account. Make sure the Resource Group and Automation Account are in the same location. If the locations are different , additional… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s Article on their blog...

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Usage of DIXF method in x++ and security  – D365 FO
Dec09

Usage of DIXF method in x++ and security – D365 FO

I had a issue when I called the code DMFUtil::GenerateExecutionId and DMFDefinitionGroupExecution::ExportToPackage in one of my custom class. Export was generating the execution correctly when executed in admin role but it didn`t for a non-admin role. On checking if the role has access to the Data management workspace, the answer was no. So I added ‘Data management Administrator’ role… Continue Reading...

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Export / Import attachments in D365 FO – Document Management
Oct09

Export / Import attachments in D365 FO – Document Management

Document Management – Storing attachment and notes in D365 FO is a simple and easy go process . More information on configuring Document management is detailed in Microsoft document site. Microsoft has provided an easy way to restore data from Tier-2 environments to other sandbox environments. But Attachment details are not exported in this case. So it would be a tedious job if the… Continue Reading AnithaEswaran’s...

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