Friday, 3 February 2017

PowerApp with Dynamics 365 for Operations #D365O

Recently, I spent I bit of time on PowerApps. Below is a walk through of my findings.

Go to and log in. This will take you through to the PowerApps dashboard. Here you can define your connection. This step requires that you authenticate to your D365O. Based on your email it will list all the D365O you have on your tenant.


You can then create a new Application now. Click on Get started under the Create an app menu.


First thing it comes up with is the connection. Select D365O and the Odata services will be listed. I chose to select the InventorySitesOnHand.


Wizard will default 3 pages.

  • List
  • Details
  • Edit

You can change the layout and the fields easily. Just click on the page to change the layout. Click on the field to select or change the field.


You can save your application.


If you run it, it will give you a preview.


Download the App on your mobile

Now this below is from my personal android phone. PowerApps will list all the apps you have published.


This is the final result


I haven’t done formatting but this is how the details page looks like.


It is an online app. If you go offline and try to access the app. Then you will get an error.


Lastly, you can pin the app that was published.


When you pin it, it will go on your home screen.


There are a couple of posts which I found to be useful

Friday, 27 January 2017

Workflow configurable hierarchy #D365O

This was a nice find in the latest version of D365O. In workflow we can associate a hierarchy to a configuration. In pervious versions we where only allowed to select the one primary managerial hierarchy.


A slider will pop up which you can select a hierarchy.


In the assignments in AX 2012 we where only allowed to select the Managerial hierarchy.


In D365O we can select Configurable hierarchy.


Thursday, 19 January 2017

Inventory on-hand mobile workspace for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations app

Over the last couple of months I posted about the Dynamics 365 for Operations mobile platform.

Part 1 – Logging in

Part 2 – Basic configuration

Part 3 – Advanced configuration

Part 4 – Export/Import

I intentionally say platform and not app. This is because it is somewhat a generic in nature. You can record a series of forms and actions to use as an app. The App behaves similar to the full browser application by focusing on workspace concept. You click on a workspace and drill through to menu items.

Search for a KB 3215650 that will allow you to deploy 4 recorded apps done by Microsoft. This hotfix includes the workspaces for Supply Chain Management listed below. More information on the wiki links below.

Focusing on the Inventory on-hand workspace. Below are some screenshots.

You get 4 workspaces that Microsoft provided. Drill into the Inventory workspace and you get one option


  You get the item list to search. The when you drill through you have basic information with some links. Notice the different action available to see availability on.


I had some labels missing here. Next time I will try to dive in deeper to find out more.


Friday, 13 January 2017

Dynamics 365 for Operations mobile platform–Part 4

In this post, I will show how the export/import experience works. From the currently application release, it is an export/import task that has to be done manually.

You can export the workspace and it will dump an xml file. See below screenshot of the xml file. On the left you see the Export workspace button.


To import click on the … and Import button. Then just publish.


Friday, 16 December 2016


I recently downloaded the new Update 3 box for Dynamics for Operations which was on windows 2016. I installed Chrome and got this strange error.


After some searching and trial and error. Here is my workaround/solution.

I used IISCrypto to disable SSL 2.0. Make sure to reboot afterwards.


These are a couple of links that helped me.

Don’t ask me why or what. This is a rough fix that worked for me. I am not sure if I broke anything else. I just wanted to use some chrome tools.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Document handling and Azure Storage on local development box

AX7 uses blob storage for document handling and sometimes you may notice it errors due to Azure storage.

This is an example of the error you would get.

Error: Upload of “MyFile” failed. An error occurred writing to Azure storage.

On your development box search for the “Microsoft Azure Storage Emulator”


It should open up a command line window and start the emulator.


In your tray it will show up the Emulator Icon.


The emulator is part of the Azure SDK. It has a configuration file with the ports it uses.


Emulator reference on MSDN

Friday, 25 November 2016

Dynamics 365 for Operations mobile platform–Part 3

This post I will explain how actions work. How to create a new sales order via Actions.

On the sales order click on Actions. Then add an action.


Click on the new sales order button and start recording your screen. I selected a few fields that I wanted to add.


Go to the mobile and refresh.


Lookups have to be linked too. This can be done by clicking on the field and then hit the properties.

Notice how you have to have an existing page. I ended up creating a customer page and linked the fields.


Date look up appear like so


This will sync the action back to the system. If there are any sync issues, just navigate to the Sync history.


You don’t get a detailed error message. You get sync failed due to an error. That is why I have to emphasis keep it simple.