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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Extensions Cookbook

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Extensions Cookbook

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a powerful tool. It has many unique features that empower organisations to bridge common business challenges and technology pitfalls that would usually hinder the adoption of a CRM solution. This book sets out to enable you to harness the power of Dynamics 365 and cater to your unique circumstances. We start this book with a no-code configuration chapter and explain the schema, fields, and forms modeling techniques. We then move on to server-side and client-side custom code extensions. Next, you will see how best to integrate Dynamics 365 in a DevOps pipeline to package and deploy your extensions to the various SDLC environments. This book also covers modern libraries and integration patterns that can be used with Dynamics 365 (Angular, 3 tiers, and many others). Finally, we end by highlighting some of the powerful extensions available. Throughout we explain a range of design patterns and techniques that can be used to enhance your code quality; the aim is that you will learn to write enterprise-scale quality code.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
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Executing a request within a transaction

When Dynamics 365 is used to its full enterprise capacity, often a composite operation will span multiple CRUD operations and will need to be executed atomically. Such requirements typically dictate that if any of the operations were to fail, the entire process must roll back to ensure data integrity.

As of Dynamics CRM 2015, ExecuteTransactionRequest was introduced in the SDK libraries, allowing custom code to execute within a single database-level transaction.

In this recipe, we will create an account and a contact within the scope of a single transaction.

Getting ready

In order to test this code, you will need write access to the account and contact entities, a Visual Studio IDE, and the Dynamics 365 NuGet packages to access the SDK libraries (please refer to the first recipe in this chapter for details on how to set up your Visual Studio solution).

How to do it...

  1. Create a new console application in Visual Studio called Packt.Xrm.Transaction.
  2. Right-click...