Azure Integration: Generate a Flat file with ANSI encoding using Logic App

Handling non UTF8 encoding in Logic App Recently there was a requirement to generate a flat file in Azure Logic App and deliver to Azure File Share with ANSI encoding as targeting application could only process ANSI encoding file. Much of cloud services assume that a text payload will be some form of UTF (Unicode)Continue reading “Azure Integration: Generate a Flat file with ANSI encoding using Logic App”

Dynamics 365 UO Integration Design Patterns

Dynamics 365 for Unified Operations has evolved into purpose-built applications to help you manage business functions. This would mean that there would be integration with diverse systems. The blog describes integration patterns, integration scenarios, and best practices. There is a number of ways users can interact with the D365 UO. There are different ways toContinue reading “Dynamics 365 UO Integration Design Patterns”

Azure Integration: Setting null value in Logic App Action to Dynamics 365

In one of my azure integration involving Dynamics 365, I had to send a null value when a field value is empty. The Dynamics 365 Actions for Update or Create a Record Action in the Logic App was always sending empty string (i.e. “”) instead of null value, which resulted in the integration failure. TheContinue reading “Azure Integration: Setting null value in Logic App Action to Dynamics 365”

Dynamics 365 UO: Integration using oData/REST API

This blog describes the method to interact with the Dynamics 365 Unified Operation using oData. Dynamics 365 UO provides REST API to interact with Data via Data Entities. oData: Open Data Protocol (OData) is a standard protocol for consuming data exposed by Dynamics 365 for Operations. OData is a new Representational State Transfer (REST) basedContinue reading “Dynamics 365 UO: Integration using oData/REST API”

Azure Integration: Tracking, Exception Handling and Monitoring of Azure Logic App

There are times the Azure integration components such as Logic Apps, function Apps, fail due to technical errors, functional errors or data errors. There should be a mechanism to monitor and pro-actively inform the technical owners or functional owners about these errors, to have a successful and reliable integration. This blog provides a mechanism forContinue reading “Azure Integration: Tracking, Exception Handling and Monitoring of Azure Logic App”

Dynamics 365 FO Integration using Business Events

This blog describes a method to use Azure Integration with Dynamics 365 FO Business Events. The Dynamics 365 FO Business Events can send events/trigger/notification to external applications such as Azure Integrations, which can use this trigger to handle specific integration or business process scenarios. The Events existed in Finance and Operations were previously confined toContinue reading “Dynamics 365 FO Integration using Business Events”

Azure Integration Release Management best practices

This blog describe the best practises and guidelines for using Azure DevOps for Azure Integration development and release management. Introduction This blog describe the best practises and guidelines for using Azure DevOps for Azure Integration development and release management. Figure 1: High Level view of AIS Release management Azure DevOps / Release management Branches ForContinue reading “Azure Integration Release Management best practices”

Azure Integration: ARM visualiser on Azure portal

Azure Resource Manager visualization is part of Azure Portal now. It provides a visual way of visualizing Azure Resource Manager Templates. It helps to understand the components in the ARM template, how they interact and components used in the template. It provides a way to understand the components in a resource group. Azure Integration: ARMContinue reading “Azure Integration: ARM visualiser on Azure portal”

Azure: Enumerating all the Logic App runs history using PowerShell and REST API

What Are Logic Apps? Logic Apps are a piece of integration workflow hosted on Azure which is used to create scale-able integrations between various systems. These are very easy to design and provide connectivity between various disparate systems using many out of the box connectors as well as with the facility to design custom connectorsContinue reading “Azure: Enumerating all the Logic App runs history using PowerShell and REST API”