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Azure Web Deploy – Time out errors

September 10, 2017 Leave a comment

Recently when we were trying to publish a web site to Azure ‘Deployment Slot’ using Visual Studio “Web Deploy” option, we encountered either Time out exception or VS hung after few files push.

Azure - Web Deploy - Visual Studio

Reason for this exception could be due to the enormous transactions on main (Prod) web app of the ‘Deployment Slot’.

Work around:

  • We found a work around by using Drag and Drop feature of Kudu service deploying to wwwroot folder directly.

Steps:

  • Publish the web site to your machines local drive

Publish Website - Local drive

  • ZIP the files (***You must select all the files and Zip it; Don’t zip the folder)

Publish Website - Zip folder

  • Open the Deployment Slot’s Kudu Service (Go to ‘Advanced Tools’ -> Go)

Web App - Advanced Tools

  • On the Kudu page, navigate to Home -> site -> wwwroot
  • Drag and drop the zipped folder of your published web site.

Kudu wwwroot - Drag and Drop

  • Wait for the process to complete publish.

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Categories: ADX Tags: , , ,

Dynamics 365 Portal – Troubleshoot errors hosted in Azure

September 3, 2017 Leave a comment

Recently we got internal server error while we were accessing Portal hosted in Azure.

Microsoft Azure is providing simple and quick way to troubleshoot the errors.

There are few options to troubleshoot like ‘Log Stream’ and ‘Diagnostic Dumps’. In this Article, I am going to show how to use them.

Pre-requisite:

  • Connect to your Azure account and open the Web App from ‘App Services’
  • Make sure you enable “Application Logging” from ‘Diagnostics logs’ section

Azure - Diagnostics logs

Log Stream:

  • ‘Log Stream’ is helpful to track the ongoing exceptions and track the live Request and Response.

Azure - Log Stream

Diagnostic Dump:

  • Connect to KUDU services by clicking on ‘Advanced Tools –> Go’

Azure - Connect to KUDU Service

  • Click on Tools –> Diagnostic Dump

Azure KUDU - Diagnostic Dump

  • Download and extract the .zip folder
  • Go to ‘LogFiles’

Diagnostic Dump - Eventlog

  • Open the ‘eventlog.xml’ using any file editor

Diagnostic Dump - Open Eventlog

‘Application Insights’ is another option which helps you detect and diagnose quality issues in your web apps and web services.

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ADX Portals Web Notification system job failures and fix

Other day ADX web notification system jobs were failing/in Progress from long with below error message

ADX Web Notifctaion Failures

To give little background on Web Notifications:

  • Adxstudio Portal application caches results from CRM to improve performance.
  • This is done by adding a Web Notification URL in CRM (Advanced Find –> Web Notification URLS)

Web Notifctaion URL's

  • For each event that is processed in the CRM event execution pipeline, such as a create, update, or delete, a new system job for the appropriately registered Web Notification plugin step is created and run that sends an HTTP POST web request to each Web Notification URL to inform the portal cache should be refreshed

Reason and Fix:

  • Issue was with wrong web notification URL.
  • We modified our portal URL hosted in Azure and did not update the same in “Web Notification” URL.
  • Issue has been fixed by correcting the URL and disable and then enable the web notifications again
    • To Enable\Disable Notifications, open OOB ADX “Web Notification’ solution (Settings -> Solutions)

Enable_Disable Web Notifications

Note:

  • If web notifications have been enabled and a change is made to the Portal URL and/or Web Notification URLs, the web notifications need to be disabled and then enabled again to have the changes to the URLs properly registered.
  • If multiple Portal Web App’s hosted for a CRM organization, you can have multiple “Web Notification URL” entries.

Refer article for more info on Web Notifications.

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Categories: ADX Tags: ,

ADX Portal – Configure views to fetch Logged In Partner owned records

As we know, ADX portal would be accessed by external Partners and they get created as Contacts in the CRM. 

We got a requirement to configure “My Opportunities” view in Portal to show the Opportunities owned by logged in Partner. 

In CRM, this type of requirement is straight forward as the filter will be “Opportunity.owner=Logged in User”

How to configure similar view in Portal, as the Partner will be ‘Contact’? 

When you Install/Enable Portal solution in CRM,

  • It creates below Contact records. 

  • Also it adds a new field “Partner Owner’ (i.e., msa_partneroppid) in all OOB entities.

To configure ‘My Opportunities’ view in ADX: 

  • Choose ‘Portal Customer’ as filter criteria. This would be replaced with logged in partner.

  • Create the view and configure as ‘Entity List’ and publish to ADX.

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StyleCop warnings failing the build in Visual Studio

Recently we got a VS project from a third party and when we try to build the project, we were getting StyleCop warnings as errors and breaking the build.

In below screen if you notice, even if all were ‘StyleCop’ warnings (i.e., Starts with SA….) build got failed with errors.

StyleCop violations as Build Errors

Reason:

  • By default, StyleCop violations only appear as warnings however StyleCop violations can be configured to fail the build by adding below tag in your project file (i.e., .csproj)

<StyleCopTreatErrorsAsWarnings>false</StyleCopTreatErrorsAsWarnings>

  • Coming to our reason of build failure was above line added in my Project file.

Fix:

  • Open the project file (i.e., .csproj) in notepad and remove the <StyleCopTreatErrorsAsWarnings>false</StyleCopTreatErrorsAsWarnings> tag.
  • Save the file
  • Open the Project in Visual studio and Clean & Rebuild.

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The specified organization already has an active Website Binding for this site – Dynamics 365 Portals

We have 2 Portal solutions (i.e., Partner Portal and Custom Portal) enabled in our CRM organization and when I tried to configure ‘Custom Portal’ in a Web App, I could not, as the “Adxstudio Portals Website” drop down was disabled and defaulted to ‘Partner Portal’.

Active Website Binding

Reason:

  • ‘Partner Portal’ solution configured first, and it created a record in ‘Website Bindings’.
  • As design, portals defaults to ‘Partner Portal’ solution, if there was an active Website Binding.

Fix:

  • Go to the ‘Website Bindings’ in CRM, by navigating to “Advance Find -> Website Bindings”.

Website Bindings

  • Delete the website binding record

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ADX Web Site Compilation Error – The type ‘System.Object’ is defined in an assembly that is not referenced.

Recently while compiling my ADX web site, I was getting below compilation exception from all my .ascx (Views) files.

Compiler Error Message: CS0012: The type ‘System.Object’ is defined in an assembly that is not referenced. You must add a reference to assembly ‘System.Runtime, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’

Issue was bit strange as I already had “System.Runtime’ dll referred in the website

Fix:

  • Open the Web.config file and add below tag inside the <compilation> tag

<assemblies>

<add assembly=”System.Runtime, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a” />

</assemblies>

  • Your <compilation> tag should look as below

<compilation debug=”true” targetFramework=”4.5″>

<assemblies>

<add assembly=”System.Runtime, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a” />

</assemblies>

</compilation>

Note:

  • If your <compilation> tag already had <add assembly=”…”> tags, add only <add assembly=”System.Runtime…> tag to the existing tags.

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