Category Archives: Dynamics 365

Quick way to add Dynamics 365 portal user in Dev environment

Let’s say you are working on Dynamics 365 portal dev environment and you want to quickly add your demo users. You can following below instruction to add users without invitation. 1. Open to contact record whom you want to add as portal user 2. Make sure you are on the Portal Contact form 3. Navigate to Web Authentication section 4…. Read more »

Using business rule for Data Import Validation

Recently I saw one question in CRM forum where user was interested in using Business Rules to implement data validation for Data Import? so can we do that ?? The answer is Yes !!, of course we can do that, business provides support to run your logic on server side right, if you don’t know this, check our earlier article… Read more »

Implementing Duplicate Detection using Keys


Dynamics CRM contains duplicate detection feature, if want to know about this feature you can check here. This feature can be enabled for multiple operations for example, we can see different options under duplicate detection settings below: These setting work differently based on operations for example if user will try to import data to respective entity for which you have duplication detection rule… Read more »

Virtual Entity – New way of integration Part 2

This is our second article regarding virtual entity, if you have not checked our earlier article, we will suggest you to check that first here. In this article we are going to demonstrate about create OData Web API without Entity Framework and hosting it in Azure to consume into Dynamics 365. Let say we have employees data that we want… Read more »

Implementing field mapping using Xrm.WebApi

In our last article we discussed Xrm.WebApi create, update and delete method. In this article we are going to provide sample code for using Xrm.WebApi retrieve method. Many times we required to setup field mapping between parent and child entities, for example let’s say we need to bring following information based on the account selected under contact entity. We can… Read more »

Using Xrm.WebApi in Dynamics 365/CRM

With the release of Dynamics 365 update 9.0, now we have a new library to implement WebApi methods using Xrm.WebApi. Instead of writing complete request, now we can just use direct CURD methods from WebApi. If you are looking for how to write WebApi for Dynamics CRM 2016, check our sample index here Xrm.WebApi have two properties to use for… Read more »

Developer Guide for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement – No SDK anymore !

If you are waiting for the Dynamics 365 9.0 version download link then you should read this article. Recently Microsoft has done changes in the release of documentation for developers related to Dynamics 365 development which was referred as SDK (Software Development Kit) earlier. Going forward there won’t be any single SDK file for download instead the complete documentation can… Read more »

Re-adding accidently deleted statusreason option- Quick Tip

Requirement: Have you been in a situation where you accidently deleted status reason option from quote entity and now want to add it back as soon as possible?? If yes then this article is going to help you. Solution: While adding options to option set, it’s value is generated automatically based on the option value prefix (You can find this… Read more »

Working with Dynamics 365 Data Types- Sample Code

Few year back we wrote a quick blog post for working with Dynamics CRM 2011 data types which helped many developers and today we are sharing updated sample code to work with Dynamics 365/CRM data types. If you are looking for late bound sample code for setting different Dynamics 365/CRM data types, you can refer following sample code, We have… Read more »