Using this approach we can update any field from a Record without actually impacting Modified By & Modified On values.
Please Note: It is not best practice to suppress Modified By & Modified On auto calculation by Dynamics, but this approach helps in scenarios like below
Scenario -1 : We introduced a new filed and want to set a default value for all the existing records, but don’t want to touch Modified By for reporting / downstream integration purposes.
Scenario – 2 : We missed updating some information during data migration and want to update the information later without Modified On/Modified By being updated.
We will be using Pre-Operation plugin to set “modifiedon” & “modifiedby” to the existing values (fetched from Pre-Image). Same Approach can be for overriding Modified By / Modified On / Created By / Created On with some custom values.
1) For the Entity you want to use (Account for this example), Create a new boolean field called “Override Modified On” (new_overridemodifiedon), set default value as NO.
Hello Learners, here is the key take-away from Microsoft Business Applications Summit (MBAS)-2020.
Power Platform provides Tabular Data Stream (TDS) endpoint for CDS, using which we can access environment’s data using SSMS just like how we access the data in on-premise environment (*Only Read is permitted, cannot perform Updates)
Below are the key points to remember.
Its in Preview and not available for all regions. It works only with version 22.214.171.12437 and above. Check if the latest version is available for your region here. Alternatively you can check the version of your Environment from Settings –>About.
2. To use the SQL connection, you need to enable the Tabular Data Stream (TDS) endpoint using below options
3. SQL Connection’s Server Name would be <organization url>,5558 (5558 is the port used for TDS endpoint. it is same for all organizations). For authentication, we can use the same Active Directory Credentials that we use to access the Organization. Application Users with Azure Client ID are not supported for now. Step-By-Step guidance is available here
4. The same SQL Connection Can be used in Power BI to analyse data. Step-By-Step guidance HERE