Have you ever worked against a configured FNO, trying to integrate, and finding it a chore to get the schema?

What’s the internal field name for that?

You could figure it out from ERP, or you could just extract the entire schema using a simple Flow.

Make sure you login to flow.microsoft.com with an account that has access to your ERP instance.

Go to Create, and select Instant flow, as shown below:


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It’s been long coming. We’ve seen it popping up here and there. We’ve got a taste of it, and a choice to enable it.

Yet, some have ignored it. As much as possible.

Now is the time to pull your head out of the sand, and have a good look around. The classical web interface is going away. Whether you like it or not, it’s time to act!

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With a bit of delay, my latest of a series of 3 video courses is finally out. Click the image below to go to PACKT’s site where it’s available now.


The other courses in this series include:

Getting Started with Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement [Video]


Configuring and Extending Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement [Video]

You can find the other publications on my PACKT Profile page at:



Here we are, got to part 3 of this. The topic of the day for this article is extracting the solution package from an environment.

But, let’s see first what we discussed so far:

Part one – this deals with the initial setup

Part two – this talks about connecting to an instance

So, in part two we got the connection. We have now the variable $myCRM to hold that.

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This is part 2 of the mini-series on PowerShell for Dynamics 365 CE. If you haven’t read the first part, it’s available HERE.

In this part we’re looking at connecting to a D365 environment.

Just like we did with the first part, we’re putting the connection code in a function. We’re doing this in order to be able to call it multiple times, depending on the environment we’re connecting to. Eventually, we’ll connect to both a source and a target environments.

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