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Build a Question and Answer Chatbot #Dyn365FO

I am going to do a series of posts on Chatbots. I have been working on (and off) it for about a year now. I will start slowly and build up on the concepts. The easiest to do is probably Microsofts QnA Maker. QnA Maker can help your create an FAQ type chatbot that has language understanding. You just provide it with a link to an FAQ site or file, it will index all the content. The user then uses natural language to ask their questions. Lets get into it. 1. Navigate to and sign in with your Microsoft account Accept the terms and conditions. 2. Create a new service. Give it a name and a source for the FAQ. This can be a URL or a flat file. Then click on Create button. 3. This will create a question and answer pair. 4. Lets test it out before we publish it. a) Enter your text b) Best answer it could pick up c) Improve it by adding alternative questions. For a simple greeting intent, you could say it in many ways. Eg. Hello, Hi, Hey etc.. 5. Now that you are happy and S

Add a new starting worker for workflow hierarchy approval #MSDyn365FO

This is very simple but not too obvious. There are times when you want to start the hierarchy approval with a specific worker and then have it traverse up the hierarchy. See screenshot below screenshot of some of the options. You may want to add something different to what is already available. The way it works is, it uses certain EDTs on the table. So, all you need to do is add a field that extends one of these EDTs. Or just subscribe to the delegate to add another EDT. Below is some code that could give inspiration.

Add Spending/Approval limit to Purchase Order Workflow #MSDyn365FO

I feel this is very limiting when you try to use purchase order workflow via hierarchy assignment. The set up is there but you really can’t use it to the end. When you try to set up a stop condition, you can’t really use it. Vote for the idea for Microsoft to develop this. Below is a screenshot of how I have added it. NOTE: Screenshot shows the field. However, I should have shown it using the automatic actions. To show that it is available to have an auto approve if spending limit of the requester is above the limit. To add these fields or any dynamic (calculated) field is very simple. Just a parm method to the workflow document class. For this example, I just copied the parm method and made it point to the PurchTable. Copy from PurchReqDocument to PurchTableDocument Here is a class I put together to show you how I added the spending limit.