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JasonHoffo
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Flows in Model Driven Apps

I need a flow to run on Save & Close on a model driven app

 

So I looked at business Rule -> I can create the rule as an entity , but i want to update another entity with data when Save & Close has been pressed. 

I have checked Calculated column and this doesn't offer much help 

Or do i need to create an Power Automate flow to do this and then update another entity on CDS ? 

 

Thanks, Jason 

 

 

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Johnnyg
Microsoft
Microsoft

Hi Jason,

Yes, you could use Power Automate to update another CDS entity data as D365 business rule is mainly used to update fields in the main entity. 

Please inform us if you have any further questions on it.

 

Best Regards,
Johnny
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GarethPrisk
Super User II
Super User II

In order to avoid confusion, the entity/record being saved will be referred to as CurrentRecord, and the other will be OtherRecord.

A couple of questions/notes:

  • How are CurrentRecord and OtherRecord related?
    • If OtherRecord exists already, and is a CurrentRecord lookup (N:1) , then you can consider a synchronous CDS workflow
    • If OtherRecord is a CurrentRecord child record (1:N), then you will need Flow
    • If OtherRecord and CurrentRecord aren't related, then you will need Flow and a way to identify OtherRecord
  • Save & Close is shown in MDAs for both new and existing records
    • Are you expecting it when CurrentRecord is created? Updated? Both?
    • NOTE: If CurrentRecord exists, then Save (and also auto-save) will also trigger the process if configured for update of CurrentRecord
  • Can you elaborate on what you expect the process to do?
    • Beyond "update another entity with data"
    • What are you looking to do/accomplish? This is mostly so we can understand if other options exist

 

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