Auto-Lookup > Microsoft Dynamics 365 > Multiple Columns

This topic shows how to create a lookup with Microsoft Dynamics 365 as the data source based on multiple columns for the Auto-Lookup form control.

Background and Setup

Examples

Good to Know

How to Start

  1. On the Auto-Lookup form control configuration screen, on the Configure tab, click Add Lookup.

    For information about how to open this screen, refer to Auto-Lookup form control.


    Click Add Lookup
  2. On the Select Data Source Type screen, select MS Dynamics 365.

    Select MS Dynamics 365
  3. Click Next.

Lookup Details

Specifies the basic configuration for a lookup.

Figure: Lookup Details screen

Lookup Details screen

Good to Know

Fields

Field Name Definition

Access Token

Function:
Specifies the access token that connects to your data source.
Accepted Values:
A list of access tokens configured for your environment.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No
Example:
This is a common configuration field that is used in many examples. Refer to:
  • Examples - Step-by-step use case examples, information about what types of examples are provided in the AgilePoint NX Product Documentation, and other resources where you can find more examples.

Add New Add New icon

Opens this Screen:
Access Token for Microsoft Dynamics 365
Function of this Screen:
Configure an access token to connect to Microsoft Dynamics 365.
Example:
Refer to:

Lookup Name

Function:
Specifies the name you want to give to your lookup procedure.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No
Example:
Refer to:

Lookup Type

Function:
Specifies the type of lookup procedure to do.
Accepted Values:
  • Name/Value - The lookup gets data for specified name/value pairs.
  • Multiple Columns - The lookup gets data for more than one column.
Default Value:
Name/Value
Example:
Refer to:

Configure Lookup > Quick Config tab

Configures a lookup with more than one column from your data source.

Figure: Configure Lookup > Quick Config tab

Quick Config tab

Fields

Field Name Definition

Entity

Function:
Specifies the name for your entity.
Accepted Values:
The name of your entity.
Default Value:
None
Example:
Refer to:

Select Column - Name

Function:
Specifies the column names for the selected entity.
To Open this Field:
  1. On the Configure Lookup screen, in the Request tab, select the name of the method from the Service Operation list
  2. On the Select All field, click Expand Expand icon.
Accepted Values:
Read only.

The values are completed when you select the entity name.

Select Column - Value

Function:
Specifies the value to update for the column.
To Open this Field:
  1. On the Configure Lookup screen, in the Request tab, select the name of the method from the Service Operation list
  2. On the Select All field, click Expand Expand icon.
Accepted Values:
None.

But when you add a column in the list, the value field is populated with the column's name. Set the actual value.

Expand Expand icon

Function:
Shows the field list options.
To Open this Field:
  1. On the Configure Lookup screen, in the Entity list, select an entity.

Collapse Collapse icon

Function:
Closes the field list.
To Open this Field:
  1. On the Configure Lookup screen, in the Entity list, select an entity.

Add Filter Add Filter icon

Function:
Adds more than one condition for the filter.
To Open this Field:
  1. On the Configure Lookup screen, in the Request tab, select the name of the method from the Service Operation list.
Limitations:

Select Nest Type

Function:
Specifies the AND and OR logical operators to filter the lookup.
To Open this Field:
  1. Click Add Filter Add Filter icon
Accepted Values:
  • AND - Specifies the AND operator.
  • OR - Specifies the OR operator.
Default Value:
And
Limitations:

Column Name

Function:
Specifies the name of the entity column.
To Open this Field:
  1. Click Add Filter Add Filter icon
Accepted Values:
A valid entity column name.
Default Value:
None

Operator

Function:
Specifies the operator to use in the filter.
To Open this Field:
  1. Click Add Filter Add Filter icon
Accepted Values:
  • Like
  • Contains
  • Does Not Contain
  • Equal
  • Not Equal
  • Begins With
  • Does Not Begin With
  • Ends With
  • Does Not End With
  • Is Null
  • Is Not Null
Default Value:
Like
Limitations:

The Is Null and Is Not Null options are available in these releases:

Delete Filter Delete Filter icon

Function:
Deletes the filter condition.

Configure Lookup > Advanced tab

Configures a WHERE clause for your query.

Figure: Configure Lookup > Advanced tab

Advanced tab

Fields

The fields on this tab are currently disabled.

Configure Lookup > Error Messages tab

Configures the message to show if the lookup does not return any data.

Figure: Configure Lookup > Error Messages tab

Error Messages tab

Fields

Field Name Definition

No Items Retrieved

Function:
Specifies the error message to show if the lookup does not return any data.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None

Lookup Failed

Function:
Specifies the message to show if the data fails to load.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text.
Default Value:
Failed to load data.