Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Dual Write implementation - Part 1 - Understand and Setup

What is Dual-write?

  • Tightly couples – complete at one transaction level
  • Near real time
  • Bi-directional
  • Master data and business documents – Customer records you are creating and modifying and at this document we are talking about sales orders or quotes and invoice. Master data could be reference data e.g. customer groups and tax information


Why Dual-write and why not Data Integrator?


  • Data Integrator is Manual or Scheduled
  • One directional



Now, Let's deep dive and understand what is required for Dual-write setup and from where to start.


First thing first, check you have access to https://make.powerapps.com/

Choose right environment of CDS (CE)


Make sure you have access to the environment too, click on gear icon and Admin Center 

Look for required environment and Open it, you must have access as going forward you are going to configure dual write steps in the environment user the same user you are logged in now.


Now, go back to power platform admin center and follow these steps.

1. Resources
2. Dynamics 365 apps
3. Filter with word 'Dual'