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Microsoft Dataverse Custom APIs in workflows, Power Automate, and beyond

by Sam Kumar
VP | Dynamics 365 | Power Platform, Inogic

It has not yet been a year since Microsoft introduced Custom APIs in Dataverse, but the popularity of this new code-first approach that helps developers to create APIs has been rising.

So, what is Custom API and why is it a boon for Dynamics 365 CRM developers?

Custom API helps you in creating Custom Action messages in Dynamics 365 CRM. It is a code-first approach that provides various benefits over earlier mechanisms for creating APIs. Before this feature was introduced, custom process actions were used to define an API. But the developers had to implement all the logic using plug-ins or workflow assembly when defining the API signature, frequently due to the underlying technology. Custom API acknowledges this need. Using new Custom API features, developers can avoid some of the limitations of custom actions, including the need for Classic Workflow actions. The developer just needs to create a plug-in which will provide the main operation for the message.

Let’s dive deeper and see what Custom API has in store for us developers!

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About Sam Kumar

Inogic is one the leading Microsoft Gold ISV Partners with an exclusive focus on providing innovative apps and development services on Dynamics 365 CRM/Power Platform. Its flagship Dynamics 365 CRM maps integration app Maplytics™, a 5-star rated Preferred App on Microsoft AppSource, is changing the way locational intelligence is leveraged with features like Radius Search, Territory Management, Route Optimization, Auto-scheduling, et al.

Inogic is renowned for its 15+ Microsoft Preferred Co-sell ready Productivity Apps on Microsoft AppSource. From the latest WhatsApp Business integration with Dynamics 365 CRM, Document Management in Dynamics 365 CRM/CE with Attach2Dynamics and SharePoint Security Sync, Sales enablement using Lead Assignment and Distribution Automation, Alerts4Dynamics, and Business Process Checklist, improving productivity with Click2Clone, Click2Export, and Undo2Restore, user adoption and motivation with User Adoption Monitor and Gamifics365, popular Visualization Apps Kanban Board, Map My Relationships and Integrations like MailChimp Integration, Subscription & Recurring Billing Management, to QuickBooks ...

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