Cleaning up cross-reference DB

Development VMs for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations come with a cross-reference database that doesn’t match the actual code and metadata. There are many annoying references to Microsoft’s own test models, which aren’t included and therefore such references are useless and make finding real references more complicated. (The idea to get it fixed is …

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Reference group and GROUP BY

This blog post explains a problem that you can run into when using reference group controls with grouped data – and a solution for this problem. I have a table which stores references to workers. The field has HcmWorkerRecId data type, i.e. it stores record IDs from HcmWorker table. When I drop this field to …

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Find D365FO labels in Powershell

You can use Dynamics 365 > Find labels… in Visual Studio to find D365FO labels, but its capabilities are quite limited. Sometimes a better option is searching through the underlying text files directly and you can easily automate it with Powershell. The following script looks at all label files for US English and finds all …

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First chance exceptions

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations runs completely in “.NET”, which has some interesting implications. The runtime and tools working with it (such as Visual Studio) offer many new options that may be very useful. One of these options is the ability to catch first chance exceptions. When an exception is thrown, it’s considered a …

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Report printed to e-mail

You can easily send a D365FO report in email just by configuring print destination to Email and setting a few properties. You can do the same from code, where you can also set the body. You must create an instance of SrsReportEMailDataContract class, fill it values and pass it to SRSPrintDestinationSettings.parmEMailContract(). Here is an example: …

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