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Missing trigger for Common Data Service connector

The Dynamics 365 connector has 'When a record is created or updated' as a trigger.

The Common Data Service connector has 'When a record is created' and 'When a record is updated' as separate triggers. 

 

This means I would need to create two identical flows with separate triggers if using the CDS connector. It is suggested to use CDS rather than Dynamics 365 as the connector, so a trigger should be added for 'When a record is created or updated'

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Hi @Anonymous 

If you create a Flow from within a Solution you should get access to another CDS connector for the "Current Environment" only. This connector has a single trigger that is fired on Create, Update, or Delete of a record in the CDS.

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LeeHarris
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Hi @Anonymous 

If you create a Flow from within a Solution you should get access to another CDS connector for the "Current Environment" only. This connector has a single trigger that is fired on Create, Update, or Delete of a record in the CDS.

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Anonymous
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Is this trigger available in Europe? I can't select it.

Hi @Anonymous 

This trigger is only available in the "Common Data Service (Current Environment)" connector which can only be selected when creating your Flow within a CDS solution. If you create the Flow from the "my flows" area then you will not see it.

I've also found that you may need to search for it in the connectors by typing "Common" in the search box as it doesn't show up sometimes.

 

Common Data Service (Current Environment) connectorCommon Data Service (Current Environment) connector

 


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Anonymous
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Hi Lee,

Thanks for your help! When I first searched it didn't come up. My problem was I clicked on the common data serverice icon and then only a short list comes up. When I typed common data service in the search field, I got a bigger list and  the "When a record is created, updated or deleted" it came up. 🙂

 

Hi @LeeHarris, I would like me flow to trigger based on just one field in my form being updated, do you know how I build this into my flow. I am using the CDS (Current Environment). At the moment my flow is triggering now matter what field is being updated. 

 

thanks

Julie

Hi @jbull 

If you are using the Common Data Service (Current Environment) trigger then you can add filtered attributes by clicking "Show advanced options" within the trigger. You then need to enter the schema name for the field (not the display name). The trigger should then only fire if any one of your filtering attributes are updated.

 

Field NameField Name

 

Common Data Service (Current Environment)Common Data Service (Current Environment)

 

Just for comparison, if you are using the Common Data Service connector, the selection is a little simpler as you can choose fields from a drop down list.

 

Common Data ServiceCommon Data Service

 

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@LeeHarristhanks so much - its working perfectly. I was using the Display name rather than the schema name.

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