Monthly Archives: August 2018

Dynamics Portals: Liquid Reference (the missing Appendix A)

  If you are starting to work with Liquid, Microsoft has a rather detailed documentation here: But, after a few days of having to scan through that documentation, I’ve started to realize that it would be great to also have a reference page that would list all Liquid keywords and cross-reference them with the… Read More »

Dynamics Portals: Adding a custom button to the entity forms

Was looking into how to add a custom button to the entity form, and found this thread in the community forums: So with a little modification(class attribute of the new button element), just so the second button looks similar to the default “submit” (which is re-labelled to “Subscribe” on the screenshot below), here is… Read More »

Dynamics Portals: Basic relationships

As I mentioned to somebody else the other day, I’m relatively new to the portals. So this blog post might not be extremely revealing for somebody who used to be working with the portals for a while. On the other hand, while Microsoft does have a very extensive documentation on the portals, personally I’d love… Read More »

Portal Content Editor: Preview On/Off and caching

When working with the portal content editor, we have the option of turning the preview on and off: That setting is supposed to either display “draft” content (preview ON) or to hide it(preview OFF): That’s what I thought, but it took me a few hours (and, eventually, some timely guidance) to realize that Preview… Read More »

Field Security profiles, unmanaged solutions, and why we should actually be looking at the warnings in the solution import logs

There is an interesting problem that we’ve just discovered. Something fishy has been going on with the field security profiles in our solutions – some time ago we’ve noticed that, every now and then, some of the field security profiles would not be properly updated in the destination environment after importing our updated solution there.… Read More »

Error logging for Microsoft Dynamics Portals

  Just got some time over the weekend to look into the error logging feature for the portals – it was introduced a while ago, so, if you have not seen the documentation yet, have a look: This turned out to be a mixed experience, although, it’s certainly better to have logging than not… Read More »