Copy and transform data in Dynamics 365 (Microsoft Dataverse) or Dynamics CRM - Azure Data Factory & Azure Synapse (2022)

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This article outlines how to use a copy activity in Azure Data Factory or Synapse pipelines to copy data from and to Dynamics 365 (Microsoft Dataverse) or Dynamics CRM, and use a data flow to transform data in Dynamics 365 (Microsoft Dataverse) or Dynamics CRM. To learn more, read the Azure Data Factory and the Azure Synapse Analytics introduction articles.

Supported capabilities

This connector is supported for the following activities:

Supported capabilitiesIR
Copy activity (source/sink)① ②
Mapping data flow (source/sink)
Lookup activity① ②

① Azure integration runtime ② Self-hosted integration runtime

For a list of data stores that a copy activity supports as sources and sinks, see the Supported data stores table.

Note

Effective November 2020, Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. This article is updated to reflect the latest terminology.

This Dynamics connector supports Dynamics versions 7 through 9 for both online and on-premises. More specifically:

  • Version 7 maps to Dynamics CRM 2015.
  • Version 8 maps to Dynamics CRM 2016 and the early version of Dynamics 365.
  • Version 9 maps to the later version of Dynamics 365.

Refer to the following table of supported authentication types and configurations for Dynamics versions and products.

Dynamics versionsAuthentication typesLinked service samples
Dataverse

Dynamics 365 online

Dynamics CRM online

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) service principal

Office 365

Dynamics online and Azure AD service-principal or Office 365 authentication
Dynamics 365 on-premises with internet-facing deployment (IFD)

Dynamics CRM 2016 on-premises with IFD

Dynamics CRM 2015 on-premises with IFD

IFDDynamics on-premises with IFD and IFD authentication

Note

With the deprecation of regional Discovery Service, the service has upgraded to leverage global Discovery Service while using Office 365 Authentication.

Important

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If your tenant and user is configured in Azure Active Directory for conditional access and/or Multi-Factor Authentication is required, you will not be able to use Office 365 Authentication type. For those situations, you must use an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) service principal authentication.

For Dynamics 365 specifically, the following application types are supported:

  • Dynamics 365 for Sales
  • Dynamics 365 for Customer Service
  • Dynamics 365 for Field Service
  • Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation
  • Dynamics 365 for Marketing

This connector doesn't support other application types like Finance, Operations, and Talent.

Tip

To copy data from Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, you can use the Dynamics AX connector.

This Dynamics connector is built on top of Dynamics XRM tooling.

Prerequisites

To use this connector with Azure AD service-principal authentication, you must set up server-to-server (S2S) authentication in Dataverse or Dynamics. First register the application user (Service Principal) in Azure Active Directory. You can find out how to do this here. During application registration you will need to create that user in Dataverse or Dynamics and grant permissions. Those permissions can either be granted directly or indirectly by adding the application user to a team which has been granted permissions in Dataverse or Dynamics. You can find more information on how to set up an application user to authenticate with Dataverse here.

Get started

To perform the Copy activity with a pipeline, you can use one of the following tools or SDKs:

  • The Copy Data tool
  • The Azure portal
  • The .NET SDK
  • The Python SDK
  • Azure PowerShell
  • The REST API
  • The Azure Resource Manager template

Create a linked service to Dynamics 365 (Microsoft Dataverse) or Dynamics CRM using UI

Use the following steps to create a linked service to Dynamics 365 in the Azure portal UI.

  1. Browse to the Manage tab in your Azure Data Factory or Synapse workspace and select Linked Services, then click New:

    • Azure Data Factory
    • Azure Synapse

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  2. Search for Dynamics or Dataverse and select the Dynamics 365 (Microsoft Dataverse) or Dynamics CRM connector.

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  3. Configure the service details, test the connection, and create the new linked service.

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Connector configuration details

The following sections provide details about properties that are used to define entities specific to Dynamics.

Linked service properties

The following properties are supported for the Dynamics linked service.

Dynamics 365 and Dynamics CRM online

PropertyDescriptionRequired
typeThe type property must be set to "Dynamics", "DynamicsCrm", or "CommonDataServiceForApps".Yes
deploymentTypeThe deployment type of the Dynamics instance. The value must be "Online" for Dynamics online.Yes
serviceUriThe service URL of your Dynamics instance, the same one you access from browser. An example is "https://<organization-name>.crm[x].dynamics.com".Yes
authenticationTypeThe authentication type to connect to a Dynamics server. Valid values are "AADServicePrincipal", "Office365" and "ManagedIdentity".Yes
servicePrincipalIdThe client ID of the Azure AD application.Yes when authentication is "AADServicePrincipal"
servicePrincipalCredentialTypeThe credential type to use for service-principal authentication. Valid values are "ServicePrincipalKey" and "ServicePrincipalCert".Yes when authentication is "AADServicePrincipal"
servicePrincipalCredentialThe service-principal credential.

When you use "ServicePrincipalKey" as the credential type, servicePrincipalCredential can be a string that the service encrypts upon linked service deployment. Or it can be a reference to a secret in Azure Key Vault.

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When you use "ServicePrincipalCert" as the credential, servicePrincipalCredential must be a reference to a certificate in Azure Key Vault, and ensure the certificate content type is PKCS #12.

Yes when authentication is "AADServicePrincipal"
usernameThe username to connect to Dynamics.Yes when authentication is "Office365"
passwordThe password for the user account you specified as the username. Mark this field with "SecureString" to store it securely, or reference a secret stored in Azure Key Vault.Yes when authentication is "Office365"
credentialsSpecify the user-assigned managed identity as the credential object.

Create one or multiple user-assigned managed identities, assign them to your data factory and create credentials for each user-assigned managed identity.

Yes when authentication is "ManagedIdentity"
connectViaThe integration runtime to be used to connect to the data store. If no value is specified, the property uses the default Azure integration runtime.No

Note

The Dynamics connector formerly used the optional organizationName property to identify your Dynamics CRM or Dynamics 365 online instance. While that property still works, we suggest you specify the new serviceUri property instead to gain better performance for instance discovery.

Example: Dynamics online using Azure AD service-principal and key authentication

{ "name": "DynamicsLinkedService", "properties": { "type": "Dynamics", "typeProperties": { "deploymentType": "Online", "serviceUri": "https://<organization-name>.crm[x].dynamics.com", "authenticationType": "AADServicePrincipal", "servicePrincipalId": "<service principal id>", "servicePrincipalCredentialType": "ServicePrincipalKey", "servicePrincipalCredential": "<service principal key>" }, "connectVia": { "referenceName": "<name of Integration Runtime>", "type": "IntegrationRuntimeReference" } } } 

Example: Dynamics online using Azure AD service-principal and certificate authentication

{ "name": "DynamicsLinkedService", "properties": { "type": "Dynamics", "typeProperties": { "deploymentType": "Online", "serviceUri": "https://<organization-name>.crm[x].dynamics.com", "authenticationType": "AADServicePrincipal", "servicePrincipalId": "<service principal id>", "servicePrincipalCredentialType": "ServicePrincipalCert", "servicePrincipalCredential": { "type": "AzureKeyVaultSecret", "store": { "referenceName": "<AKV reference>", "type": "LinkedServiceReference" }, "secretName": "<certificate name in AKV>" } }, "connectVia": { "referenceName": "<name of Integration Runtime>", "type": "IntegrationRuntimeReference" } } } 

Example: Dynamics online using Office 365 authentication

{ "name": "DynamicsLinkedService", "properties": { "type": "Dynamics", "typeProperties": { "deploymentType": "Online", "serviceUri": "https://<organization-name>.crm[x].dynamics.com", "authenticationType": "Office365", "username": "test@contoso.onmicrosoft.com", "password": { "type": "SecureString", "value": "<password>" } }, "connectVia": { "referenceName": "<name of Integration Runtime>", "type": "IntegrationRuntimeReference" } }}

Example: Dynamics online using user-assigned managed identity authentication

{ "name": "DynamicsLinkedService", "properties": { "type": "Dynamics", "typeProperties": { "deploymentType": "Online", "serviceUri": "https://<organization-name>.crm[x].dynamics.com", "authenticationType": "ManagedIdentity", "credential": { "referenceName": "credential1", "type": "CredentialReference" } }, "connectVia": { "referenceName": "<name of Integration Runtime>", "type": "IntegrationRuntimeReference" } }}

Dynamics 365 and Dynamics CRM on-premises with IFD

Additional properties that compare to Dynamics online are hostName and port.

PropertyDescriptionRequired
typeThe type property must be set to "Dynamics", "DynamicsCrm", or "CommonDataServiceForApps".Yes.
deploymentTypeThe deployment type of the Dynamics instance. The value must be "OnPremisesWithIfd" for Dynamics on-premises with IFD.Yes.
hostNameThe host name of the on-premises Dynamics server.Yes.
portThe port of the on-premises Dynamics server.No. The default value is 443.
organizationNameThe organization name of the Dynamics instance.Yes.
authenticationTypeThe authentication type to connect to the Dynamics server. Specify "Ifd" for Dynamics on-premises with IFD.Yes.
usernameThe username to connect to Dynamics.Yes.
passwordThe password for the user account you specified for the username. You can mark this field with "SecureString" to store it securely. Or you can store a password in Key Vault and let the copy activity pull from there when it does data copy. Learn more from Store credentials in Key Vault.Yes.
connectViaThe integration runtime to be used to connect to the data store. If no value is specified, the property uses the default Azure integration runtime.No

Example: Dynamics on-premises with IFD using IFD authentication

{ "name": "DynamicsLinkedService", "properties": { "type": "Dynamics", "description": "Dynamics on-premises with IFD linked service using IFD authentication", "typeProperties": { "deploymentType": "OnPremisesWithIFD", "hostName": "contosodynamicsserver.contoso.com", "port": 443, "organizationName": "admsDynamicsTest", "authenticationType": "Ifd", "username": "test@contoso.onmicrosoft.com", "password": { "type": "SecureString", "value": "<password>" } }, "connectVia": { "referenceName": "<name of Integration Runtime>", "type": "IntegrationRuntimeReference" } }}

Dataset properties

For a full list of sections and properties available for defining datasets, see the Datasets article. This section provides a list of properties supported by Dynamics dataset.

To copy data from and to Dynamics, the following properties are supported:

PropertyDescriptionRequired
typeThe type property of the dataset must be set to "DynamicsEntity", "DynamicsCrmEntity", or "CommonDataServiceForAppsEntity".Yes
entityNameThe logical name of the entity to retrieve.No for source if the activity source is specified as "query" and yes for sink

Example

{ "name": "DynamicsDataset", "properties": { "type": "DynamicsEntity", "schema": [], "typeProperties": { "entityName": "account" }, "linkedServiceName": { "referenceName": "<Dynamics linked service name>", "type": "linkedservicereference" } }}

Copy activity properties

For a full list of sections and properties available for defining activities, see the Pipelines article. This section provides a list of properties supported by Dynamics source and sink types.

Dynamics as a source type

To copy data from Dynamics, the copy activity source section supports the following properties:

PropertyDescriptionRequired
typeThe type property of the copy activity source must be set to "DynamicsSource", "DynamicsCrmSource", or "CommonDataServiceForAppsSource".Yes
queryFetchXML is a proprietary query language that is used in Dynamics online and on-premises. See the following example. To learn more, see Build queries with FetchXML.No if entityName in the dataset is specified

Note

The PK column will always be copied out even if the column projection you configure in the FetchXML query doesn't contain it.

Important

  • When you copy data from Dynamics, explicit column mapping from Dynamics to sink is optional. But we highly recommend the mapping to ensure a deterministic copy result.
  • When the service imports a schema in the authoring UI, it infers the schema. It does so by sampling the top rows from the Dynamics query result to initialize the source column list. In that case, columns with no values in the top rows are omitted. The same behavior also applies to data preview and copy executions if there is no explicit mapping. You can review and add more columns into the mapping, which are honored during copy runtime.

Example

"activities":[ { "name": "CopyFromDynamics", "type": "Copy", "inputs": [ { "referenceName": "<Dynamics input dataset>", "type": "DatasetReference" } ], "outputs": [ { "referenceName": "<output dataset>", "type": "DatasetReference" } ], "typeProperties": { "source": { "type": "DynamicsSource", "query": "<FetchXML Query>" }, "sink": { "type": "<sink type>" } } }]

Sample FetchXML query

<fetch> <entity name="account"> <attribute name="accountid" /> <attribute name="name" /> <attribute name="marketingonly" /> <attribute name="modifiedon" /> <order attribute="modifiedon" descending="false" /> <filter type="and"> <condition attribute ="modifiedon" operator="between"> <value>2017-03-10 18:40:00z</value> <value>2017-03-12 20:40:00z</value> </condition> </filter> </entity></fetch>

Dynamics as a sink type

To copy data to Dynamics, the copy activity sink section supports the following properties:

PropertyDescriptionRequired
typeThe type property of the copy activity sink must be set to "DynamicsSink", "DynamicsCrmSink", or "CommonDataServiceForAppsSink".Yes.
writeBehaviorThe write behavior of the operation. The value must be "Upsert".Yes
alternateKeyNameThe alternate key name defined on your entity to do an upsert.No.
writeBatchSizeThe row count of data written to Dynamics in each batch.No. The default value is 10.
ignoreNullValuesWhether to ignore null values from input data other than key fields during a write operation.

Valid values are TRUE and FALSE:

  • TRUE: Leave the data in the destination object unchanged when you do an upsert or update operation. Insert a defined default value when you do an insert operation.
  • FALSE: Update the data in the destination object to a null value when you do an upsert or update operation. Insert a null value when you do an insert operation.
No. The default value is FALSE.
maxConcurrentConnectionsThe upper limit of concurrent connections established to the data store during the activity run. Specify a value only when you want to limit concurrent connections.No

Note

The default value for both the sink writeBatchSize and the copy activity parallelCopies for the Dynamics sink is 10. Therefore, 100 records are concurrently submitted by default to Dynamics.

For Dynamics 365 online, there's a limit of two concurrent batch calls per organization. If that limit is exceeded, a "Server Busy" exception is thrown before the first request is ever run. Keep writeBatchSize at 10 or less to avoid such throttling of concurrent calls.

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The optimal combination of writeBatchSize and parallelCopies depends on the schema of your entity. Schema elements include the number of columns, row size, and number of plug-ins, workflows, or workflow activities hooked up to those calls. The default setting of writeBatchSize (10) × parallelCopies (10) is the recommendation according to the Dynamics service. This value works for most Dynamics entities, although it might not give the best performance. You can tune the performance by adjusting the combination in your copy activity settings.

Example

"activities":[ { "name": "CopyToDynamics", "type": "Copy", "inputs": [ { "referenceName": "<input dataset>", "type": "DatasetReference" } ], "outputs": [ { "referenceName": "<Dynamics output dataset>", "type": "DatasetReference" } ], "typeProperties": { "source": { "type": "<source type>" }, "sink": { "type": "DynamicsSink", "writeBehavior": "Upsert", "writeBatchSize": 10, "ignoreNullValues": true } } }]

Retrieving data from views

To retrieve data from Dynamics views, you need to get the saved query of the view, and use the query to get the data.

There are two entities which store different types of view: "saved query" stores system view and "user query" stores user view. To get the information of the views, refer to the following FetchXML query and replace the "TARGETENTITY" with savedquery or userquery. Each entity type has more available attributes that you can add to the query based on your need. Learn more about savedquery entity and userquery entity.

<fetch top="5000" > <entity name="<TARGETENTITY>"> <attribute name="name" /> <attribute name="fetchxml" /> <attribute name="returnedtypecode" /> <attribute name="querytype" /> </entity></fetch>

You can also add filters to filter the views. For example, add the following filter to get a view named "My Active Accounts" in account entity.

<filter type="and" > <condition attribute="returnedtypecode" operator="eq" value="1" /> <condition attribute="name" operator="eq" value="My Active Accounts" /></filter>

Data type mapping for Dynamics

When you copy data from Dynamics, the following table shows mappings from Dynamics data types to interim data types within the service. To learn how a copy activity maps to a source schema and a data type maps to a sink, see Schema and data type mappings.

Configure the corresponding interim data type in a dataset structure that is based on your source Dynamics data type by using the following mapping table:

Dynamics data typeService interim data typeSupported as sourceSupported as sink
AttributeTypeCode.BigIntLong
AttributeTypeCode.BooleanBoolean
AttributeType.CustomerGUID✓ (See guidance)
AttributeType.DateTimeDatetime
AttributeType.DecimalDecimal
AttributeType.DoubleDouble
AttributeType.EntityNameString
AttributeType.IntegerInt32
AttributeType.LookupGUID✓ (See guidance)
AttributeType.ManagedPropertyBoolean
AttributeType.MemoString
AttributeType.MoneyDecimal
AttributeType.OwnerGUID✓ (See guidance)
AttributeType.PicklistInt32
AttributeType.UniqueidentifierGUID
AttributeType.StringString
AttributeType.StateInt32
AttributeType.StatusInt32

Note

The Dynamics data types AttributeType.CalendarRules, AttributeType.MultiSelectPicklist, and AttributeType.PartyList aren't supported.

Writing data to a lookup field

To write data into a lookup field with multiple targets like Customer and Owner, follow this guidance and example:

  1. Make your source contains both the field value and the corresponding target entity name.

    • If all records map to the same target entity, ensure one of the following conditions:
      • Your source data has a column that stores the target entity name.
      • You've added an additional column in the copy activity source to define the target entity.
    • If different records map to different target entities, make sure your source data has a column that stores the corresponding target entity name.
  2. Map both the value and entity-reference columns from source to sink. The entity-reference column must be mapped to a virtual column with the special naming pattern {lookup_field_name}@EntityReference. The column doesn't actually exist in Dynamics. It's used to indicate this column is the metadata column of the given multitarget lookup field.

For example, assume the source has these two columns:

  • CustomerField column of type GUID, which is the primary key value of the target entity in Dynamics.
  • Target column of type String, which is the logical name of the target entity.

Also assume you want to copy such data to the sink Dynamics entity field CustomerField of type Customer.

In copy-activity column mapping, map the two columns as follows:

  • CustomerField to CustomerField. This mapping is the normal field mapping.
  • Target to CustomerField@EntityReference. The sink column is a virtual column representing the entity reference. Input such field names in a mapping, as they won't show up by importing schemas.

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If all of your source records map to the same target entity and your source data doesn't contain the target entity name, here is a shortcut: in the copy activity source, add an additional column. Name the new column by using the pattern {lookup_field_name}@EntityReference, set the value to the target entity name, then proceed with column mapping as usual. If your source and sink column names are identical, you can also skip explicit column mapping because copy activity by default maps columns by name.

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Writing data to a lookup field via alternative keys

To write data into a lookup field using alternate key columns, follow this guidance and example:

  1. Ensure your source contains all the lookup key columns.

  2. The alternate key columns must be mapped to the column with the special naming pattern {lookup_field_name}@{alternate_key_column_name}. The column doesn't exist in Dynamics. It's used to indicate that this column is used to look up the record in the target entity.

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  3. Go to Mapping tab in the sink transformation of mapping data flows. Select the alternate key as output columns under the Lookup field. The value after indicates the key columns of this alternate key.

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  4. Once selected, the alternate key columns will automatically display in below.

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  5. Map your input columns on left with the output columns.

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Note

Currently this is only supported when you use inline mode in the sink transformation of mapping data flows.

Mapping data flow properties

When transforming data in mapping data flow, you can read from and write to tables in Dynamics. For more information, see the source transformation and sink transformation in mapping data flows. You can choose to use a Dynamics dataset or an inline dataset as source and sink type.

Source transformation

The below table lists the properties supported by Dynamics. You can edit these properties in the Source options tab.

NameDescriptionRequiredAllowed valuesData flow script property
Entity nameThe logical name of the entity to retrieve.Yes when use inline dataset-(for inline dataset only)
entity
QueryFetchXML is a proprietary query language that is used in Dynamics online and on-premises. See the following example. To learn more, see Build queries with FetchXML.NoStringquery

Note

If you select Query as input type, the column type from tables can not be retrieved. It will be treated as string by default.

Dynamics source script example

When you use Dynamics dataset as source type, the associated data flow script is:

source(allowSchemaDrift: true,validateSchema: false,query: '<fetch mapping='logical' count='3 paging-cookie=''><entity name='new_dataflow_crud_test'><attribute name='new_name'/><attribute name='new_releasedate'/></entity></fetch>') ~> DynamicsSource

If you use inline dataset, the associated data flow script is:

source(allowSchemaDrift: true,validateSchema: false,store: 'dynamics',format: 'dynamicsformat',entity: 'Entity1',query: '<fetch mapping='logical' count='3 paging-cookie=''><entity name='new_dataflow_crud_test'><attribute name='new_name'/><attribute name='new_releasedate'/></entity></fetch>') ~> DynamicsSource

Sink transformation

The below table lists the properties supported by Dynamics sink. You can edit these properties in the Sink options tab.

NameDescriptionRequiredAllowed valuesData flow script property
Alternate key nameThe alternate key name defined on your entity to do an update, upsert or delete.No-alternateKeyName
Update methodSpecify what operations are allowed on your database destination. The default is to only allow inserts.
To update, upsert, or delete rows, an Alter row transformation is required to tag rows for those actions.
Yestrue or falseinsertable
updateable
upsertable
deletable
Entity nameThe logical name of the entity to write.Yes when use inline dataset-(for inline dataset only)
entity

Dynamics sink script example

When you use Dynamics dataset as sink type, the associated data flow script is:

IncomingStream sink(allowSchemaDrift: true, validateSchema: false, deletable:true, insertable:true, updateable:true, upsertable:true, skipDuplicateMapInputs: true, skipDuplicateMapOutputs: true) ~> DynamicsSink

If you use inline dataset, the associated data flow script is:

IncomingStream sink(allowSchemaDrift: true, validateSchema: false, store: 'dynamics', format: 'dynamicsformat', entity: 'Entity1', deletable: true, insertable: true, updateable: true, upsertable: true, skipDuplicateMapInputs: true, skipDuplicateMapOutputs: true) ~> DynamicsSink

Lookup activity properties

To learn details about the properties, see Lookup activity.

Next steps

For a list of supported data stores the copy activity as sources and sinks, see Supported data stores.

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How many connectors does Azure data/factory have? ›

Integrate all your data with Azure Data Factory—a fully managed, serverless data integration service. Visually integrate data sources with more than 90 built-in, maintenance-free connectors at no added cost.

When should I use logic apps vs Azure Functions? ›

Azure Functions is a serverless compute service, whereas Azure Logic Apps is a serverless workflow integration platform. Both can create complex orchestrations. An orchestration is a collection of functions, or actions in Azure Logic Apps, that you can run to complete a complex task.

What is the difference between power automate and logic apps? ›

Power Automate is focused on end users and makers in Office 365. Logic Apps is focused on IT Pros, Developers, Admins using Office 365 and Azure Services. Thus we learned the difference between Power Automate Flow and Azure Logic App.

Is Microsoft Dynamics an ERP or CRM? ›

Streamline your everyday financials and operations with Dynamics 365—an ERP software solution that helps you collaborate effectively, optimize business tasks, and drive growth.

How many modules do we use in Microsoft Dynamics CRM? ›

There are three main modules in MS Dynamics CRM: Marketing, Sales, and Services. You can use additional add-ons developed by other companies to extend possibilities of those modules, like Xrm. EmailMarketing, Xrm. WebForm, and Xrm.

Is Microsoft Dynamics a database? ›

The Microsoft Dynamics AX database is a relational database.

What is primary field in CRM? ›

PrimaryField. Specifies the name of the attribute that is the primary field for the entity. PrimaryKey. Specifies the name of the attribute primary key for the entity. The primary key for a CRM Entity is the Globally Unique Identifier ( GUID ) that CRM uses to reference everything within the CRM system.

What are fields in CRM? ›

CRM Fields can be defined as an individual data point within a record where each entity is made up of records and each record is made up of fields. For example, where you have account records made up of phone numbers, contact addresses, email, etc. these attributes are referred to as fields on the account record.

What is the maximum limit of records that can be displayed in dynamics 365 grid view? ›

Usually, you will see up to 50 records on a grid.

What are field types in a database? ›

Think of a field's data type as a set of qualities that applies to all the values that are contained in the field. For example, values that are stored in a Text field can contain only letters, numbers, and a limited set of punctuation characters, and a Text field can only contain a maximum of 255 characters.

What are the different types of views we have in CRM? ›

In Dynamics 365 there are 3 types of views – system, personal and public.

How do I create a field map in Dynamics 365? ›

Create or edit field mapping
  1. Open solution explorer.
  2. Under Components, expand Entities, and then expand the entity you want.
  3. Select either 1:N Relationships or N:1 Relationships.
  4. In the main pane, in the Type list, select Mappable.
  5. Select a mappable relationship. ...
  6. Under Related, select Mappings.
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What is the new name for Dynamics 365? ›

Dynamics NAV is now Dynamics 365 Business Central.

What are the different versions of MS Dynamics? ›

Release History
  • Microsoft CRM 1.2.
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0.
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013.
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015.
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales.

How many types of Microsoft Dynamics are there? ›

The Microsoft Dynamics line is categorized into two groups. For small to mid-sized businesses, the ideal ERP software is GP, NAV, and SL. For the enterprise sector, the primary option is AX.

How many versions of Microsoft Dynamics are there? ›

It comes in two major versions, Sales Enterprise and the smaller Sales Professional. Dynamics 365 Customer Service – A CRM for customer profiles, service cases, and other relationship management functions.

What is the latest version of Dynamics CRM? ›

We have published the 2021 release wave 2 plans for Dynamics 365, a compilation of new capabilities that will be released October 2021 through March 2022. The 2022 release wave 2 plans will be provided once the documentation is ready.

Is Azure a CRM software? ›

Azure also has the flexibility to introduce new CRM features over time, without new equipment costs. With a headless cloud-based system like Azure, you can develop software and deploy from anywhere in the world, to anywhere in the world.

What is MS Dynamics CRM used for? ›

CRM systems help you manage and maintain customer relationships, track sales leads, marketing, and pipeline, and deliver actionable data.

Is Microsoft Dynamics easy to learn? ›

Microsoft Dynamic is one of the leading CRM software which is competing with the other available software in the market namely Salesforce, Oracle, SAP, etc. It's easy to learn, and implementation nature separates it from its contemporaries.

Is Microsoft Dynamics a CRM or ERP? ›

Streamline your everyday financials and operations with Dynamics 365—an ERP software solution that helps you collaborate effectively, optimize business tasks, and drive growth.

Is Microsoft Dynamics a CRM? ›

Dynamics CRM is a piece of business software, made by Microsoft. It's a customer relationship management software that helps businesses manage their customer database, generate new leads, engage with their customers, and resolve customer service issues.

Is Dynamics 365 part of Azure? ›

It is built on Microsoft Azure, which offers both a trusted platform and a broad ecosystem of services. And it is natively integrated with Microsoft 365's productivity apps, giving you a unified way to manage users and services.

Is Microsoft Dynamics 365 free? ›

Dynamics 365 Sales offers a 30-day free trial with the Sales Premium license. After a quick sign-up, you'll have access to many of the app's key features. The trial allows you to test the app with sample data and even try out your own customer data. Learn more about Dynamics 365 Sales features.

What ERP Does Amazon use? ›

What ERP System Does Amazon Use? Amazon has been using SAP as its ERP system for its business processes. While the detailed SAP modules implemented by Amazon can't be predicted, some of the modules that have been implemented by Amazon include; SAP Basis / NetWeaver Administration.

Which ERP does Microsoft use? ›

SAP is how business gets done at Microsoft. Our SAP environment is critical to our business performance and is integrated into most of our business processes. SAP provides functionality for human resources, finance, supply chain management, commerce, and other enterprise services at Microsoft.

What apps are in Dynamics 365? ›

This includes:
  • CRM Hub.
  • Sales Hub.
  • Customer Service Hub.
  • Project Resouce Hub.
  • and Field Service Hub.

Is Dynamics 365 open source? ›

The source code is released under an MIT license which is a very permissive popular open source license.

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