Dynamics 365 – Populating Test Environments with Sample Data

An often overlooked feature of Dynamics CRM is the ability to quickly and efficiently add sample data and to remove said sample data once you’re happy with your setup, which is a great help to any form of testing.

In this short article, I’ll go over adding and removing Sample Data from your deployment.

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Dynamics 365 – Email ‘From’ Field Grayed Out/Locked/Read-Only

With new updates come’s new bugs and this one certainly caught us off guard when we realised that we could no longer set the ‘From’¬†field of emails in our Dynamics system. This article will go over the details of a workaround to this issue until the problem is resolved with a future update.

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Dynamics 365 – Error -2147218683, At least one system user or queue in the organization must be a recipient

There’s an awful lot of questions about this issue online with very few answers and it’s, unfortunately, something I came across earlier today when we realised that suddenly our support desk in CRM had stopped receiving any emails.

In this article, I’ll go through some things to check that fixed the issue for me and will hopefully help anybody else experiencing this.

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Release of ‘Get Total Records Count Solution’ Dynamics 365 Solution

Although I created this some time ago in order to get an accurate count of important records in our system it’s taken me some time to tidy it up and get it ready for release to the public.

The project and all source code are available on GitHub, feel free to use it in any manner you see fit, however, I’d appreciate being credited and hearing about whatever you do with it.

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Dynamics – ‘First Response By’ & ‘Resolve By’ not being Populated

I’ve seen quite a few people asking why the ‘First Response By’ and ‘Resolve By’ fields found on the cases CRM forms and within the Engagement Hub aren’t populated. I’ve seen people often assume this is a bug however that’s not the case.

Below I’ll go through a few reasons why these may not be getting filled in.

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Dynamics – How to Setup Plugin Tracing in Custom Workflow Steps C#

This is likely a side-effect of me being rather new to coding in C# and coding CRM solutions however I came across an issue in that I needed to create some tracing on a plugin however I couldn’t add it as a parameter of the Execute function.

I’ll cover two ways to enable tracing within a custom plugin, the standard way which everyone suggests and a workaround which I used –

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