Dude, Where’s My Workflow?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

There is no built view in Microsoft Dynamics CRM that shows the different solutions to which a component (such as Workflow Rule) is related. If you have many solutions, iterating through all of them can be exhausting and time consuming. The following query retrieve all solution which contain a Workflow Rule named testwf: <fetch version="1.0" mapping="logical">    <entity name="solution">        <attribute name="friendlyname"></attribute>        <link-entity name="solutioncomponent" from="solutionid" to="solutionid" >                      <link-entity name="workflow" from="workflowid" to="objectid">                <filter>                    <condition attribute="name" operator="eq" value="testwf"></condition>                       </filter>                                    </link-entity>        </link-entity>         </entity></fetch> The solutioncomponent entity binds elements such as Workflow Rule to Solutions. The solutionid attribute maps each solutioncomponent...
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MSCRM On-Premises – the Rise and Fall of Rollups

Friday, February 5, 2016

I recently made this diagram for a presentation regarding Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016. Looking at it, I can’t help wondering about the future of Rollups as a package containing bug fixes and new features for On-premises deployments. Microsoft wants you to migrate to the cloud. Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online offers many features which are not available for On-premises deployments. As with version 2015, some new features were deployed Online and were never made available for On-premises deployments.  If you wanted these features, you had to migrate Online or upgrade to version 2016. In the last few years,...
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Asynchronous Batch Process Solution Revisited – part 1

Sunday, July 19, 2015

I had some free time and decided to review the Asynchronous Batch Process Pattern Solution. On January 2013 I promised to publish a revised version and didn’t manage to do so. To redeem myself, I have decided to publish this version on CodePlex, so it can be customized by anyone who needs to. If you don’t know what ABPP is all about and what’s in it for you, I suggest you start here. In the first part of this post I’ll describe the new features, architecture considerations and implementation details. In the next part, I’ll walkthrough the different scenarios and use...