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The portal offers a great way for users to view and search data in Microsoft Dynamics 365, but it currently does not provide a robust API. This presents a challenge when needing to retrieve data asynchronously. To accomplish this, we can create a new page that executes the query and returns the results in JSON format.

Follow these steps:

1. Create a new “Web Template” record. This will execute the search (lines 1-3) and format the result in JSON (lines 4-19).

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2. Create a new “Page Template” record. Make sure to uncheck the “Use Website Header and Footer” option.

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3. Create a new “Web Page” record.

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4. Execute the request!

Your portal pages can now retrieve data asynchronously! This will give a more fluid user experience and can be easily expanded for additional searching and filtering.

Be sure to search our blog for more Dynamics 365 tips and tricks!

Happy Dynamics 365’ing!

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