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Calling Flow from Custom Button in DYnamics

I'm having trouble writing the command/javascript for a custom button in Dynamics.

 

I want to be able to press a button in Dynamics which calls a flow to do various things e.g. update the status of a record and start an approvals process - all I want to send is the record GUID to flow so that I can trigger the relevant actions in Flow. 

 

Kind of similar to this but instead of var pathObj being a fixed string I want this to be the record GUID

var pathObj = { "path": "/Account/" };

https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/magnetismsolutionscrmblog/posts/how-to-trigger-a-microsoft-flow...

Can someone help me with what the JavaScript command would look like which is called on the button? I know it's probably very simple but I've read endless blogs and spent all day tearing my hair out trying to do it. Feeling very defeated 😞

 

 

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Thanks for your suggestions and response @abm I really appreciate it. The issue was actually with my code where I was parsing the JSON - updated code below which works a dream so we can close this thread 🙂

 

function sendFlowRequest(formContext)
{  
	var CJGuid = formContext.data.entity.getId();
	CJGuid = CJGuid.replace(/[{}]/g,"");
	parent.$.ajax
	({
        type: "POST",
        url: "**FLOW URL HERE**",
        contentType: 'application/json',
        data: JSON.stringify({"CJGuid" : CJGuid}),
		success: function () 
		{
            alert("success");
                                     
		}
    });
}

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Hi @ameyholden1 

 

Which version of Dynamics are you using? Version 9 onwards Xrm.Page is deprecated. To get the Id you need to get the formContext. Have a look at below articles how to get the GUID

 

https://debajmecrm.com/2018/11/16/xrm-page-is-deprecated-with-version-9-0-how-do-i-get-the-clienturl...

 

https://carldesouza.com/dynamics-365-client-api-changes-globalcontext/

 

Thanks

 

 



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Thanks for your suggestions and response @abm I really appreciate it. The issue was actually with my code where I was parsing the JSON - updated code below which works a dream so we can close this thread 🙂

 

function sendFlowRequest(formContext)
{  
	var CJGuid = formContext.data.entity.getId();
	CJGuid = CJGuid.replace(/[{}]/g,"");
	parent.$.ajax
	({
        type: "POST",
        url: "**FLOW URL HERE**",
        contentType: 'application/json',
        data: JSON.stringify({"CJGuid" : CJGuid}),
		success: function () 
		{
            alert("success");
                                     
		}
    });
}

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