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Recurring Jobs Strategies for Dynamics CRM/365

Detailed post for Recurring jobs strategies

Salim Adamon - Dynamics CRM Blog

With the rise of the cloud, I have seen lots of small businesses building their technology strategy with a very little amount of local infrastructure. Similarly, I also see larger enterprises migrating to the cloud and trying to remove most of their local infrastructure. In Dynamics CRM/365 implementations, we often need to run recurring jobs that executes business logic (data integration or synchronization, complex calculated field etc.). This article talks about the different places where you can have these Dynamics 365/CRM connected jobs running periodically.

Windows Executable or SSIS Packages

Windows Executable are a simple and very common approach. The principle is to write an Console Application and use CRM SDK to connect to CRM and C#/.NET and other APIs to connect to various systems as required to do all sorts of data processing. After the console app is coded and tested, it is typically deployed on a Windows Server…

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Custom Workflow tips

Good Morning !! 
Hope everyone doing awesome. 

Would like to share this tip with you all.

I believe everyone knows how to debug custom Workflows using Plugin Registration tool. 

Trick is that while trying to profile, you will not be able to find steps for that respective workflow assembly. 

Check: Whether you have used this assembly in workflow ?

Most of the time, we would have used in workflow. if it’s not working only, we used to come for  debugging.:-;

No ? Start using it ..Then only steps will be visible in Plugin Registration tool.

Still steps are not visible n PR tool.

Yes ? Check whether you used this Custom Workflow assembly in conditional approach. If so, it will not be visible. So workaround will be use straight way in work flow.debug it. Fix your code. 

Hope this tip will help to save your time in analysing it. If you have Better way, please do share me. 

Thanks for reading and keep sharing. Happy Blogging.

Posted in Dynamics 365, Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Flow

{No code approach} Delete attachments from corresponding SharePoint folder when a record is deleted in CRM using Microsoft Flows

REAL TIME SCENARIO – MICROSOFT FLOW

Debajit's Dynamic CRM Blog

Off late, I have been working with Microsoft flow and boy! I am liking it. It is cool and specially considering the fact that it simplifies whole lot of stuffs that you would normally require to write lot of code, make it even more appealing.

So here I was with a requirement.

There was OOB CRM-SharePoint integration enabled and the client wanted that whenever an entity record is deleted from CRM, the documents in the corresponding SharePoint folder should be deleted as well.

Now the OOB behavior does not support that. Even if you delete the record, the folder corresponding to that is present in the SharePoint path with all the documents.

So what are my options here. Well some custom code that would run when the record is deleted in CRM and that code would be responsible for deleting the documents from the SP Folder. On top of that…

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What I learnt from CRM Saturday Paddington

Summary of the CRM Saturday by Hosk

Hosk's Dynamic CRM Blog

Code problems are hard to find and easy to fix, people problems are easy to find and hard to fix  #HoskCodeWisdom

The secret of Dynamics 365 projects is knowing what’s on the other side of customer requirements #HoskCodeWisdom

I attended CRM Saturday, a CRM event held on a Saturday, surelynot many people are going to go to that, in their own time?

It was scheduled for 100 people and fullybooked with people flying in from Europe to present and attend.  The final numbers were around 80ish people, a good turnout.

The first thing I learnt was CRM Saturday was awesome and Microsoft’s offices are prettycool.

Itwas a trek to get there, waking up at 6 am and walking to the train station on a dark rainy Saturday morning

crm-saturday

The Capgemini team had three people attending,itwas useful to compare our…

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SSIS – {Package inserts Bit data type column ‘1’ as ‘-1’ and ‘0’ as ‘0’ in Int data type column}

Quick Tip:

This issue occurs while we moving data from Bit column (Source) to Integer column(Target). If we look the metadata of the columns in SSIS package, It shows DT_BOOL datatype.  Means that all the Bit type fields are considered as Boolean data type in package.

I have seen several solution from forums as Convert the source column into Int and change the data type in the output column properties. These type of change is not proper or not a better approach. Because maintenance perspective is tough. we can’t remember where we changed and what we changed.

Tip:  Best is to make the data type similar to source.

This tips shows that don’t think too much..

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SSIS – {The column cannot be processed because more than one code page (1256 and 1252) are specified for it}

Second post in 2017.. hoping for more posts in upcoming days.

Recently, I faced this issue while migrating records from Source database to Staging database.

Package background: I have developed the package in development server and deployed in migration server.

Analysis: I just checked the code page of the error column in dev server. It’s 1252. Was thinking how come 1256 ? .

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Posted in Data Migration, Dynamics 365, Dynamics CRM, SSIS

{SSIS – Special characters getting appended while migrating records from CSV to SQL table}

After long back..

Hope everyone had wonderful New year and Pongal celebrations. Hoping for the next year (2018)  Pongal celebrations  with full fledged government support  for conducting JALLIKATTU in Tamil Nadu.

Lets discuss an important tip for data migration.

Recently I faced an issue in moving records from CSV file to Dynamics CRM 2016.

Scenario:  In my data file, it has Arabic letters. So i set the properties of CSV file in UTF-8 format. After i moved the data to the table, checked out the Arabic field column. It has some special characters are appended. If i am moving using Excel file, it’s not appending any special characters.

Resolution: After searched various forums , I have found that It’s a data type issue. If we check the arabic values column and its data type, it shows as DT_STR. But it supposed to be DT_WSTR. So changing the data type of the required columns to DT_WSTR data type will help to overcome this issue.

Hope will help somebody in future.

Happy sharing !!

Posted in Dynamics 365, Dynamics CRM

Under the Hood – There’s a Dynamics 365 App for that

Excellent post.. Deep Insights about Dynamics CRM evolution
#Dyn365 #NewFeatures

Dynamics 365 Northern Ireland

Microsoft has surely been looking at Salesforce for the past few years, feeling somewhat envious of their ‘apps’ market. If you take Salesforce at their word, they have over 1.4 million registered developers, so the apps market for Salesforce is clearly not a flash in the plan.

With the recent launch of Dynamics 365, there appears to be a concerted effort at Redmond to build an ecosystem around Dynamics 365, but how has this been implemented and what do application developers need to know?

365 Apps v Solutions

Back in the day when solutions were introduced in Dynamics CRM 2011, you could see the start of an effort by Microsoft to have proper application lifecycle management around Dynamics CRM customisations and configurations.

solutions CRM 2011 Solutions

Unmanaged solutions were a way a developer could keep track of their many bits and pieces within CRM. Managed solutions were way of packaging…

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Posted in Data Migration, Dynamics CRM, SSIS

{Integration Services Deployment wizard – AppCrash}

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone doing good and preparing for long vacation 😉  Advance Merry Christmas and New year wishes to all.

Let’s discuss one of the issue faced in data migration… 

Earlier i faced an issue in deploying my SSIS package and shared the experience and how to overcome that in the below link.

Unable to create the type with the name ‘CRM’ (Microsoft.SqlServer.ManagedDTS)

Today I faced an another issue while deploying my packages in Pre-Production server. It’s something strange and new to me.

“isdeploymentwizard.exe is Crashes every time and unable to deploy the project” 

I have checked everything that’s used in the packages like

  • Third Party component installed properly or not
  • Changing Project to run in 32 bit or 64 bit run time
  • I have used BDD also. I have checked that whether BDD is installed or not

Still I faced the same issue. Then i checked the event viewer and found something useful.

Faulting application name: isdeploymentwizard.exe, version: 12.0.2000.8, time stamp: 0x5306c9c6

Faulting module name: dts.DLL, version: 2014.120.2000.8, time stamp: 0x5306c90b

Exception code: 0xc0000005

Fault offset: 0x0006f806

Faulting process id: 0x198

Faulting application start time: 0x01d25c4e8748942d

Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\120\DTS\Binn\isdeploymentwizard.exe

Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\120\DTS\Binn\dts.DLL

Report Id: 2f82e5ec-c842-11e6-80ca-005056af2141

Faulting package full name:

Faulting package-relative application ID:  

Highlighted line remind me that I have used SQL connections in my package. So possibly something related to SQL versions. Then I checked that SQL version which was used for developed are “SQL server 12.0.5203″. But the deployed SQL version is SQL server 12.0.2000“. It is lower than the developed version. To verify that just replaced the “dts.Dll” of higher version in deployed SQL server. Now am able to deploy it.

“So make sure that while deploying in different server, SQL version should be same as developed version.”

Do share your thoughts!! Keep Sharing !!