Dynamics 365 Command Line Interface for TypeScript projects for Dataverse

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D365-CLI Forms/Webresources project automation

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A Command-line interface for D365 Project Development based on HSO best practices.

It will set up a namespaced project for Forms and Webresources development including some utils for Annotation, WebApi, Base64, etcetera. The project uses TypeScript and Xrm DefinitelyTyped intellisense. For entities, it can generate entity forms including methods for getting tabs, controls, attributes. For entities, it can generate models. The entity model can be used for intellisense and helps with odata. The project has a Translation util class and the translation command generates Resx file. The deployment will set/remove dependencies to webresource files. Building obfuscated code and deploying to the D365 Solution can be done in a few CLI Commands.

Invoke the tool on the command line through the hso-d365 executable. Online help is available on the command line. See wiki for detailed CLI Commands.

Since the features and thus the documentation is growing fast, this readme only contains a Getting Started and a few examples. All documentation and examples can be found in the wiki.

Getting Started

Install CLI

  npm install -g @hso/d365-cli

For a more detailed installation and prerequisites see wiki for Installation.

Create project

To create a new project, go to the parent directory of your new workspace and use the following commands:

  hso-d365 new my-first-project

This will ask a couple of questions to set up the project:

  Initializing D365 Project my-first-project
  D365 environment url (eg. https://yourproject.crm4.dynamics.com):? https://yourproject.crm4.dynamics.com
  D365 Solution name:? CoreEssentials
  D365 Publisher Prefix (3 chars a-z):? hso
  Namespace (eg. Customer or Product name):? mfp
  Installing npm packages. This may take a while...
  Initializing D365 Project done

Now go to the Webresources folder, which is the root folder of the project:

  cd my-first-project
  cd Webresources

Add Entity

To add an entity to the project use following commands:

  hso-d365 generate Entity MyEntity

This will ask for the Logical Name of the Entity:

  Adding D365 Entity MyEntity...
  What is the Entity Logical Name? myentity
  Adding D365 Entity done

Add Webresource

To add an Webresource to the project use following commands:

  hso-d365 generate Webresource MyWebresource


To build changes made to Entities and Webresources to be deployed use following command:

  npm run build:prod

Now the folder Webresources/dist/mfp_ contains the bundled and obfuscated files to be deployed. It's recommended to deploy in the same folder structure to D365.

Use following command to deploy

  hso-d365 deploy

Code Examples

Xrm DefinitelyTyped and generated QuoteService

static async clone(executionContext: Xrm.Events.EventContext): Promise<void> {
    const formContext = executionContext.getFormContext(),
        id = formContext.data.entity.getId(),
        quote = await QuoteService.retrieveClone(id),
        quote.name = `Copy - ${quote.name}`,
        validation = await QuoteService.validateRecord(quote);
    if (validation.isValid) {
        try {
            await QuoteService.createRecord(quote);
        } catch (e) {
            console.log(`${e.code} - ${e.message}`);

Entity (Account, Contact) Service and Model

    const accounts = await AccountService.retrieveMultipleRecords({ 
        select: ['name'],
        expands: [{
            attribute: 'primarycontactid',
            select: ['fullname']
    }); // returns AccountModel[]
    for (const account of accounts) {
        // account.primarycontactid is ContractModel
        console.log(`Contact fullname: ${account.primarycontactid.fullname}`);

Action via WebApi

    const result1 = await WebApi.executeAction('WhoAmI');
    const result2 = await WebApi.executeAction(
        'yourAction', {value: 'x'}, 'account', 'idOfAccount');