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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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Debugging your plugin in Dynamics 365 online

Given that the server processes are not accessible when using Dynamics 365 online, debugging your server-side customization can be a bit trickier. In the past, we used to rely on custom log tracing to debug a plugin. We also had the option of using the plugin profiler to replay a defect in a development environment. However, with Dynamics CRM 2016, a new debugging technique was introduced.

In this recipe, we will explain how you can debug a Dynamics 365 online plugin using the online plugin and custom workflow activity trace log.

Getting ready

In order to trace your custom plugin or workflow activity, you will need to ensure that the correct tracing level is enabled in the system settings.

In order to change the level, navigate to the Settings | Administration | System Settings | Customization tab and level to Exception or All, as per the following screenshot:

You will also need a plugin or custom workflow activity to run.

How to do it...

  1. Trigger an...