After getting over my initial authentication problems, my next adventure with PCF was to show some details from a lookup field in a dataset-bound control. With a dataset control, the manifest file can contain mappings for the attributes in the dataset that will be shown in the control, e.g.
After working with PCF during the initial private preview, I haven’t had a chance to use it in anger. Until today. And it didn’t go smoothly. It started well. I installed the CLI tooling, got a new template control ready to go with pac pcf init and connected to CDS Continue Reading
I’m pleased to release SQL 4 CDS 2.2.0 with two main improvements:
I was very pleased today to see a new feature in FetchXML – column comparisons! This allows us to build queries that compares the values in one column against those in another. Previously we’ve only been able to compare a column against a constant value.
I’m very pleased to release D365 Posts Bot today! This is the finished article from my earlier series of blog posts on creating a bot to link posts from D365 through to Teams and back again.
Now we’ve got our bot sending out notifications, we want to be able to handle a reply from the user and add it back into D365 as a new post. The adaptive card notification lets the user reply via an embedded form. This makes it nice and neat. When the Continue Reading
Occasionally we might have an entity with multiple “types” of some sort, and each type needs a different form to show the details. Luckily we have the formSelector API to do this. Taking a simple example where the name of the form to show is stored directly in an attribute Continue Reading
Now I’ve got my bot sending notifications to Teams, but the display of the messages left something to be desired. This is where Adaptive Cards comes in.
Now we’ve got a notification when a new post is added, we need to figure out who to notify about it. This is the process I’ve come up with:
Now we’ve got the infrastructure sorted for the bot talking to Teams and getting it installed for users, we need to start letting it know when something interesting happens in D365 so the bot can send messages out to users. Enter the WebHook.