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Overview

This Snap enables you to delete objects in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales databases.

Input and Output

  • Expected upstream Snaps: Any Snap, such as CSV Parser or Mapper Snap, that produces documents in the output view. These documents are expected to contain the object ID, which varies between objects; for example: accountid, contactid.
  • Expected downstream Snaps: Any Snap, such as a Mapper or Filter Snap, that accepts documents in the input view.
  • Expected input: The name of the object type and ID that must be deleted.
  • Expected output: The file name and the deletion status of the file.

Prerequisites

You must have a Dynamics 365 OAuth2 for Online account, data to query, and access to the objects concerned.

Configuring Accounts

This Snap uses account references created on the Accounts page of SnapLogic Manager to handle access to this endpoint. See Dynamics 365 for Sales Account for information on setting up this type of account.

Configuring Views

Input

This Snap has at most one document input view.
OutputThis Snap has exactly one document output view.
ErrorThis Snap has at most one document error view.

Troubleshooting

For troubleshooting purpose, try performing a similar operation directly on the MS Dynamics 365 console and collect the necessary data. Compare the data used in the user interface with the SnapLogic pipelines to see if there are any inconsistencies.

Limitations and

Support

Known Issues

  • When deleting more than one object in batches, the Batch Size range is ranges from 1 to 1000. This is a limitation set by Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 limits the number of API calls to 60,000 per minute, per user org.  This should be considered , when configuring the size of any batch process.
  • The Object Type suggestions are limited to the Object Types available within the Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Sales v8.2 and v9.0. There is no current ability to suggest Custom Object Types.

Modes


Snap Settings


LabelRequired. The name for the Snap. Modify this to be more specific, especially if there are more than one of the same Snap in the pipeline.
Object type

Required. The MS Dynamics 365 for Sales object type. You can either enter the name of the object type in this field, or you can select it from the drop-down list displayed when you click the Suggest button.

Example: account.

Default Value: account

IDRequired. The GUID of the MS Dynamics 365 for Sales Object. You can either enter the ID in this field, or you can select it from the drop-down list displayed when you click the Suggest button.  When processing a Batch of documents, it is required that each document contains the object ID, which varies between objects; for example: accountid, contactid.  The GUID from the object ID field in each document will be used to delete that object.
Batch size

The number of records processed in each request. Batch size range is from 1 to 1000.

Default Value: 200

Batch processing results can contain both successful and unsuccessful results. Successful results will be written to the output view.  Unsuccessful results, along with intuitive error information will be written to the error view; therefore, it is recommended to activate the error view within the Snap.  A single unsuccessful batch processing document will not halt the batch processing, unless there is a configuration problem; in this special case, the Snap would fail with intuitive error information.

HTTP header

Additional HTTP headers to pass when sending requests to the Dynamics 365 for Sales instance.

Example:

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Prefer odata.include-annotations="*"

Default value: No default value

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Note

For all operations (Create, Upsert, Update, Delete), the default read timeout is 10 mins.


Examples


Using the Dynamics 365 for Sales Delete Snap to Delete an Object

Using the Snap to delete an object.

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The following pipeline demonstrates a basic use case of the Dynamics 365 for Sales Delete Snap, where the Snap logs in and deletes an object:

Select the object type of the object you want to delete, and then the Object ID of the object. Save your changes and exit.

Add a CSV Formatter and File Writer Snap, so you can save the output of the Delete Snap.

Execute the pipeline. For a successful run, the File Writer Snap should create a CSV document containing a confirmation of the deletion:

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Using the Dynamics 365 for Sales Delete Snap with Pipeline Parameters

Using the Snap with pipeline parameters.

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You can also use the Dynamics 365 for Sales Snap with pipeline parameters. This enables you to declare variables at the pipeline level and calling them from within the Delete Snap. This example shows how you can do so.

We start off by specifying the object ID of the MS Dynamics 365 for Sales object that you want to delete. In the previous example, we had specified this detail in the Delete Snap itself. However, you can also use pipeline parameters to provide this information. This enables you to use the same pipeline to delete different objects by changing only the value of the object ID variable at the pipeline level.

You use the variable 'id' to refer to the account id that you want to delete:

Once you have captured this information at the pipeline level, you are ready to configure the Delete Snap to use this information to delete objects in the target DB. You configure the Delete Snap as follows:

You specify the Object type and then, in the ID field, you enter the pipeline parameter variable value, with an '_' preceding it. Click the = button to signify that you are using variables using either the pipeline parameters or other functions and variables available to you within the application.

Save your changes, exit the Snap Settings popup, and run the pipeline. If the pipeline executes successfully, you should see a message indicating that the object was deleted successfully, as shown above.

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Using the Dynamics 365 for Sales Delete Snap with Upstream Snaps

Using a Mapper Snap to supply the object ID of the object that must be deleted.

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The Dynamics 365 for Sales Snap can also be used with upstream Snaps. In this example, we shall use a Mapper Snap to supply the Delete Snap with the object ID of the object that must be deleted.

We configure the Mapper Snap to label and supply the object ID that must be deleted, as $id:

We then append the Delete Snap to the Mapper and configure it to receive the value in $id as input:

The Delete Snap receives the object ID reference from the Mapper Snap and deletes the object associated with the specified object ID. In this pipeline, we have saved the confirmation output in a CSV file:

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Using the Dynamics 365 for Sales Snap with Expressions from Upstream Snaps

Using CSV data from upstream Snaps to create objects and deleting these objects using the Snap with a Mapper upstream.

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In this example, we shall create objects in MS Dynamics 365 for Sales using object IDs retrieved from a CSV file. We shall then delete these objects using the Dynamics 365 for Sales Delete Snap.


We start by uploading object data from a CSV file:

You can see in the screenshot above that we have modified five account numbers (with attribute label 'id') by appending '_test'. These are the test accounts that we shall add to MS Dynamics 365 for Sales. To do so, however, we will need to identify the precise rows of data and then map them to the attribute headers in the target DB.

We use a CSV Parser Snap to reliably interpret the CSV data, and then we use a Head Snap to ensure that we select only the first five rows for insertion into the target DB:

We are now ready to insert the new accounts into the MS Dynamics 365 for Sales DB. We start off by using a Mapper Snap to map the account ID headers in our CSV file to the corresponding headers in the target DB:

We have now mapped the 'id' attribute header in the input CSV data to the 'name' header in the target DB. We can now create the data in MS Dynamics 365 for Sales:

We can see that the new data is drawn from the values in our input file. We can now use the Delete Snap to return the DB to its initial state. To do so, we will need to supply account IDs that need to be deleted, to the Delete Snap. We do this using another Mapper Snap:

Because we are mapping account IDs in the MS Dynamics 365 for Sales to attributes in the same DB, we use the same attributes in both the Expression and Target path fields.

Once the mapping succeeds, we can run the Delete Snap using configurations as shown below:

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Transferring to–and Deleting Data from–PostgreSQL to Dynamics 365 for Sales

Retrieving data from PostgreSQL and inserting it into Dynamics 365 for Sales before deleting it.

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In this example, we retrieve data from a PostgreSQL DB and insert it into the MS Dynamics 365 for Sales DB.

Here's how this pipeline works:

  1. PostgreSQL - Select: Retrieves customer data from the PostgreSQL DB.
  2. Head: Selects the first five records retrieved.
  3. Mapper: Maps attribute headers in the PostgreSQL data to the corresponding attribute headers in MS Dynamics 365 for Sales DB.
  4. Dynamics 365 For Sales Create: Adds the mapped data to the Dynamics 365 For Sales DB.
  5. Mapper1: Maps the attribute heads in the Dynamics 365 For Sales DB with the existing ones in the same DB to facilitate targeted deletion.
  6. Dynamics 365 For Sales Delete: Deletes the recently added data from the Dynamics 365 For Sales DB.

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