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  • 1.  Mobile app in D365 FO

    Posted 5 days ago

    Hello everyone

    I am trying to edit an existing mobile app, but have realized that it is not that easy to work on an existing app, as it is to create a new one from scratch.

    I am hoping that some of you can give a couple of pointers as to what would be the best approach when working on existing apps.

    Can I get a preview of the app before publishing the app to the end user, and see what field is used in the app?

    What is the best way to make a revers search in order to figuring out what table fields is used on each side in the mobile app?

    I get the feeling that the app is great for creating new mobile apps, but the maintains of them is not that straightforward, is that correct?


    Manage mobile app

    Best regards



  • 2.  RE: Mobile app in D365 FO

    Posted 4 days ago
    Hi Patras,

    When we were creating a new one for requisitions, we wanted to edit the PO one to see some of the functionality and found that the existing one wasn't editable - I'm not sure if that's changed.  We did export and then import and were able to see how that one was built at least, but a basic app is better to start from scratch.  You do need a mobile phone or device to view and test it, though and it does have to be published, but you can do it in a test environment and then export/import the app to production.  Also, there is no guarantee that the functionality you want is available to be added to the mobile workspace - you will see that it is not selectable (for example, GL distributions are frequently not OOB available).

    Shirley Adams
    Solution Architect
    AKA Enterprise Solutions
    New York NY


  • 3.  RE: Mobile app in D365 FO

    Posted 4 days ago
    Hi Patrick,

    I would echo Shirleys' comment that the std apps are not accessible to change and we found a lot of issues using them in practice for a customer. We weren't able to support them on any issue they had. THinkgs like somebody got a new mobile and it wouldn't work, new phone software releases etc.

    With all the new PowerPlatform tools to hand now though it is far easier to create your own and get them up and running in no time at all

    Mark Bailey
    Application Consultant


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