Tag Archives: Dynamics

A CDS security model which supports data sharing, but which is not using business units or access teams

We all know about the owner teams, security roles, access teams, field security profiles, etc. But there is yet another not-so-obvious security feature which controls access to CDS records through the “reparent” behavior on the “parental”/”configurable cascading” 1:N relationship. Why does it matter? See, on the diagram below, even though the security role is configured… Read More »

Application Insights for Canvas Apps?

In the new blog post, Power Platform product team is featuring Application Insights integration for Canvas Apps: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/log-telemetry-for-your-apps-using-azure-application-insights/ It does look great, and it’s one of those eye-catching/cool features which won’t leave you indifferent for sure: Although, I can’t get rid of the feeling that we are now observing how “Citizen Developers” world is getting… Read More »

Is it a multiselect optionset? Nope… it’s an N:N lookup

If you ever wanted to have your own multiselect optionset which would be utilizing an N:N relationship behind the scene, here you go: It works and behaves similarly to the out-of-the-box multiselect optionset, but it’s not an option set. It’s a custom PCF control that’s relying on the N:N relationship to display those dropdown values… Read More »

Here is a riddle: “I am a readonly record, but I am still updatable in the user interface. What am I?”

Have you ever noticed there is at least one entity in the Model-Driven apps (and in Dynamics before) which would sometimes claim a form is read-only, but which would still be somewhat updatable in the user interface? Even more, this peculiar behavior may not be easily controlled through java scripts. See, you can update “Regarding” field… Read More »