Guide on How to Use Custom APIs (now called Custom Actions) to create your own APIs in Dataverse / Power Apps

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM has always been at the forefront of business operations and customer engagement by always working on future and path-breaking technologies. It has been empowering organizations to deliver operational excellence by adapting, innovating, and rolling out new features and updates. Be it may Power Platform or Microsoft Dataverse, hullabaloo response can always be expected. One such update is that of Custom API for Microsoft Dataverse.

Custom API is a new code-first approach that will help developers to create APIs in Dataverse for performing operations on the server. Before this feature came along, developers were using custom process actions to define an API and developers can extend the functionality of Dynamics 365 CE using the same. However, because of the underlying technology, developers had to implement all the logic using plug-ins or workflow assembly when defining the API signature frequently.

But now that we have Custom API, we can simply create a plug-in registered for the Main operation stage of the Event Pipeline i.e., there will be no need to register a step to trigger the logic for this new message.

Isn't this amazing!

Let's dive deeper and unlock the benefits of Custom API. To make things easier, we have compiled all the blogs posted on our Inogic Blog that will help you in getting to know more about Custom API.

Introducing Custom API - The New Way of Creating Custom Actions in Dataverse

In this blog, you will get detailed information on Custom API. You will get to learn about the new advanced capabilities developers will get using Custom API. What are the data type options available for Custom API and a step-by-step guide on how to create and execute Custom API request is explained in this blog.

Work with the all Available Parameters type in the Custom API

Here, we will learn more about the different data types available for Custom API by going through each one of them and learn how we can incorporate them in our solution. We will use and execute our Custom API with all possible parameters in this blog.

Create Custom Function using Custom API in Dynamics 365 CRM

Now that we have learned all about Custom API, its parameters and how we could execute all available data types in Custom API; we will learn how to create Custom Function using Custom API. Get a detailed guide in this blog.

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