Advanced Lookup Experience in Model-Driven Apps

User using Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement will be very well aware of the lookups available in the system. They are the major components which helps us to keep the relationships between the table and also indirectly keeping the data clean to some extend. Recently Microsoft has brought new feature call advanced lookup for these types of fields to enable some usability related enhancements thus helps us to explore and find the required data easily thus improving the productivity of the end user. This also helps us to apply filters to the records available. In this blog we will see what are the advantages users will get by enabling this feature and how to enable this feature in our environment.

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Deploying PCF Control to D365 Environment

This is a follow up blog on creation of PCF controls to use in our D365 environment. If you have not seen that and you want to know more about creation of PCF controls, you can refer the blog Step by Step process to create PCF Controls. In this blog, we will talk about connecting to our D365 environment and deploying the code using Power Apps CLI commands. This is not required in normal scenario as most of us will be using D365 for CE web portal to import our solution which we created as part of our previous blog. Still if anyone interested or anyone wants to get this automated, we can use these commands.

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Step by Step process to create PCF Controls

If you are following my blogs you might have noticed that already couple of blogs related to PCF controls are shared related to manifest files, Lifecycle of Power Apps Component, Power Apps CLI. This is an extension to that series and here we are going to see the step by step process to create a PCF control. I will try to create this as generic as possible so that we can adapt to our requirements. Just note that here I am going to only share the steps at a high level and not any low level code changes. Hope that is something specific to your requirements and can be adapted if we know how to do it at a very high level. Let’s start the process then.

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