If you’re like me you’ll have been excited recently with all the improvements coming in .NET, first with .NET Core and now with .NET 5 and 6. But as Dynamics developers we’ve been locked into using .NET Framework by the Dynamics SDK. Thankfully that’s changing with the preview Dataverse ServiceClient, Continue Reading
Merge Permissions Tool
One of my most popular blog posts, and one I keep finding myself referring back to, is on the D365 merging process. It’s often difficult to get security roles just right so they allow merging records without giving way too many permissions. Finally, I’ve finished a tool I’ve wanted for Continue Reading
Identifying merged records
You can use duplicate detection rules to find duplicate records in Dynamics 365 (or do it even better with Data8 Duplicare!), but how do you go back and find what records have been merged, or by whom?
Integrating SQL 4 CDS with your own XrmToolBox tool
One for the XrmToolBox developers: if you want to make use of the power of SQL 4 CDS from your own tool, how can you do it?
SQL 4 CDS 5.2.2 Released
I’ve just released SQL 4 CDS 5.2.2! Upgrade today for a bunch of useful updates, fixes and improvements.
Faster Web API Metadata Access
SQL 4 CDS 5.2 Released
After several recent updates to Dataverse I’m excited to release SQL 4 CDS 5.2 to take full advantage of the new platform features, along with several UI and query handling improvements.
Bypassing plugins in Dataverse: faster, simpler data imports
Data migration can be one of the most time consuming parts of deploying a new CRM system, and all that complex business logic in your shiny new plugins just complicates matters. At best they just slow down the import, or worse they change your historical data according to your latest Continue Reading
Improving bulk Dataverse performance with EnableAffinityCookie
A few months ago I investigated how using multi threading and batching requests can be used to improve the performance of Dataverse integrations. In the latest release of the Dataverse tooling we’ve now got another option to use – EnableAffinityCookie. Let’s have a look at how that can help too.
Date/Time handling in SQL 4 CDS
The ways different datetime columns in Dataverse/D365 behave across timezones is already the subject of plenty of blog articles. In this one I’d like to clarify how they work in SQL 4 CDS. Please pay particular attention to this if you’re updating any datetime values!