Move Dynamics 365 Portal Configuration Data Using the XrmToolBox

Summary There are challenges copying Dynamics 365 Portal Data from one instance to another due to the complexity of the entity structure. Semi-official method of using the Configuration Data Mover has potential to leave gaps and data and other pitfalls. The XrmToolBox Portal Data Mover has been recently updated and when used correctly is an… Continue reading Move Dynamics 365 Portal Configuration Data Using the XrmToolBox

Filter a Dynamics 365 Portal Entity List

When deploying a Dynamics 365 Portal, there are many use cases where you only want to show data related to the authenticated portal user.  Items such as registrations, invoices and other private data should only be accessible by the appropriate user. One method of showing data on the Portal is by using Entity Lists.  One… Continue reading Filter a Dynamics 365 Portal Entity List

Creating a Drill Down Link on a Dynamics 365 Portal Entity Form

The Dynamics 365 CE Portal is great way to extend Dynamics 365 functionality to external users and build powerful web applications.  However, through configuration it still lacks some basic features that internal Dynamics 365 users are used to.  One example of this is the ability to drill down on lookup fields. If we were to… Continue reading Creating a Drill Down Link on a Dynamics 365 Portal Entity Form

Show two Entity Lists on a Dynamics 365 Portal Page

The other day I needed to create a Dynamics 365 Portal page showing 2 entity lists.  Anyone who has worked with the Dynamics 365 Portal knows that you can simply define an entity list on the web page record which will render that entity list on your portal. That works great, but what if you… Continue reading Show two Entity Lists on a Dynamics 365 Portal Page

Quickly Create Dynamics 365 Portal Pages using Portal Management (Wizard)

A common design pattern for Dynamics 365 Portals is to display a list of Dynamics 365 records and provide a mechanism to drill down into the details of each of these records on a list. This structure is setup by creating web pages, entity list, entity form and then wiring it all together.  While not… Continue reading Quickly Create Dynamics 365 Portal Pages using Portal Management (Wizard)

Dynamics 365 Attachment Storage Revisited

I recently wrote a couple of blogs regarding the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Attachment Management solution that highlighted the benefits of using Azure Blob storage to hold attachments.  I also uncovered an issue when using the Attachment Management solution with Dynamics 365 Portals. The team at Microsoft Labs did not let this go unnoticed and created… Continue reading Dynamics 365 Attachment Storage Revisited

Dynamics 365 Attachment Management and Dynamics 365 Online Portals – Do not mix!

UPDATE: The latest version of the Attachment Management solution has the ability to specify the entities that will utilize the solution.  Be sure to “un-select” the adx_webfile entity and the ensuing disaster described in this post will be avoided.  🙂 Original Post here… A while back I wrote about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Attachment management solution… Continue reading Dynamics 365 Attachment Management and Dynamics 365 Online Portals – Do not mix!