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Using FetchXML with List records in CDS (current environment)

Hello,

The new CDS (Current environment) connector's "List records" action appears to support FetchXML, however, it throws errors (500) when using aggregation.

Can anyone provide some kind of documentation reference?

Or test a basic scenario where you're pulling linked entities with an aggregation?

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I have identified a workaround:  the alias of the key property MUST be the same name as the attribute.

 

For example:

<fetch aggregate="true" >
  <entity name="contact">
    <attribute name="contactid" alias="contactid" groupby="true" />
    <attribute name="annualincome" alias="AnnualIncome_sum" aggregate="sum" />
  </entity>
</fetch>

 

In my view this is still a defect, but for anyone that is stuck on this I hope it saves you many, many hours.

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Hi @Helpful 

 

Please check the thread below https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Recurrence-Flow-Send-An-Email-action-for-outstand...

 

Here the XRM toolbox has been used to generate the fetchxml query to create a filter to get records. 

 

Please share a screenshot of the flow that you have built so far so that we can better assist you. 

 

Hope this Helps!

 

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Yep, using FetchXML Builder to construct the XML.  In the tool, it retrieves the records exactly as designed.  In the Flow, however, it throws an error.  My query includes aggregation.

  • When I test without aggregation, it executes in 1s and brings linked entities and everything back as it should
  • When I test WITH aggregation I get an error that includes:  
    "body":{"_error":{"Code":null,"Description":"Key property 'zco_projectbudgetid' of type 'Microsoft.Dynamics.CRM.zco_projectbudget' is null. Key properties cannot have null values."The working screenshot:

Any ideas would be welcome.

A screenshot of the working query - no aggregation:working_no_aggregation.png

 

A screenshot of the failing query with aggregation (note that in this screenshot I removed the attributes from the root just to see if I got a different result)

distinct="true" returntotalrecordcount="true"

:failing_aggregation.png

 

Here's the XML if you'd like to test something similar:

<fetch distinct="true" aggregate="true" returntotalrecordcount="true" >
  <entity name="zco_projectbudget" >
    <attribute name="zco_projectbudgetid" alias="ProjectBudgetId" groupby="true" />
    <filter type="or" >
      <condition attribute="statuscode" operator="eq" value="1" />
      <condition attribute="statuscode" operator="eq" value="796500002" />
      <condition attribute="statuscode" operator="eq" value="796500003" />
    </filter>
    <link-entity name="zco_project" from="zco_projectid" to="zco_projectid" >
      <link-entity name="zco_worker" from="zco_workerid" to="zco_projectmanagerid" >
        <attribute name="zco_primaryemail" alias="ProjectManagerEmail" groupby="true" />
      </link-entity>
    </link-entity>
    <link-entity name="zco_projectbudgetline" from="zco_projectbudgetid" to="zco_projectbudgetid" link-type="outer" >
      <attribute name="zco_projectbudgetlineid" alias="ProjectBudgetLineId" groupby="true" />
      <attribute name="zco_budgetline_amount" alias="BudgetLineAmount" groupby="true" />
      <filter>
        <condition attribute="statuscode" operator="eq" value="1" />
      </filter>
      <link-entity name="zco_budgetlineperiod" from="zco_projectbudgetlineid" to="zco_projectbudgetlineid" link-type="outer" >
        <attribute name="zco_amount" alias="BudgetPeriodsAmount_Sum" aggregate="sum" />
        <filter>
          <condition attribute="statuscode" operator="eq" value="1" />
        </filter>
      </link-entity>
    </link-entity>
  </entity>
</fetch>

Hi @Helpful

Did you have any luck solving this? I am seeing the same issue when using aggregation in fetchxml.

 


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Hey @LeeHarris,

I ended up putting a roll-up field on the records I was concerned about and then querying for records with a certain value in the roll-up.

Got the result I wanted, but seems like an unecessary workaround.

Hi @Helpful 

Rollups are unfortunately not an option for me due to the limit of 10 per entity, already maxed this out.

Thanks for letting me know anyway.

 

 


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I have identified a workaround:  the alias of the key property MUST be the same name as the attribute.

 

For example:

<fetch aggregate="true" >
  <entity name="contact">
    <attribute name="contactid" alias="contactid" groupby="true" />
    <attribute name="annualincome" alias="AnnualIncome_sum" aggregate="sum" />
  </entity>
</fetch>

 

In my view this is still a defect, but for anyone that is stuck on this I hope it saves you many, many hours.

Has FetchXml gone away

I hope not because we have stuff that depends on it!

If you’re not seeing it on your List Records action make sure you’re using the CDS (current environment) connector.

Thanks for the tip. I found it. This is amazing and powerful. So much easier tha

n odata inside flow

Life saviour!! I had spent a few hours on this already but you def saved me spending a few more hours and a long night 🙂

as a reference for others finding this thread: I have seen the same behavior in "Aggregation transformation" with List Records for CDS.

 

This does not work

 

groupby(
 (statecode),
 aggregate(amount with sum as amount_sum)
)

 

the sum is not included in the result set

 

this does work

 

groupby(
 (statecode),
 aggregate(amount with sum as amount)
)

 

 it includes "amount" with the total sum in it...

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