Month: October 2019

What is the difference between PowerApps Portals and Dynamics 365 CE portals?

Blog_WhatIsPowerAppsIn this article, I would like to discuss what are the key difference between PowerApps Portals and old Dynamics CE portals. We will also discuss key advantages of using PowerApps portals as well as new features that are available. In case you are confused and want to know more about the differences and what will happen in the future than this article is for you.

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Reusing standard icons for custom tiles in Dynamics Marketing

cj-add-child-tileOne of my last projects required the creation of several custom tiles for Dynamics Marketing Customer Journeys. As you know, to create custom tile, you need to configure some XML and CSS files. You need to provide information about CSS font-family, which will be used to extract icons and some other parameters. Rather than creating and hosting my own CSS, I decided that it would be nice to check if I can reuse exiting font-family. Dynamics Marketing has already some tiles, so let’s see how to reuse them.

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Linking data in FetchXml using text fields

fetchxmlSometimes we need to build a query which will return some data based on not lookup attributes, but on text attributes. You might need this when correct relationships between entities were not adequately defined during the implementation phase, but links between different objects can be determined by using data stored in the text fields. As an example, let’s check how to return data about the contact and related organization just using an email address.

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