CDS Data Integrator

Note

These release notes describe functionality that may not have been released yet. To see when this functionality is planned to release, please review What’s new and planned for Common Data Model and Data Integration. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change or may not ship (see Microsoft policy).

The CDS Data Integrator (for Admins) is a point-to-point integration service used to integrate data into Common Data Service. It supports integrating data from multiple sources into Common Data Service. It supports process-based integration scenarios like Prospect to Cash that provide direct synchronization between Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and Dynamics 365 for Sales. The Prospect to Cash templates that are available with the data integration enable the flow of data for accounts, contacts, products, sales quotations, sales orders, and sales invoices between Finance and Operations and Sales. We continue to enhance this service based on customer use and feedback by making the following investments for April '19.

Enhancements in error handling and troubleshooting

With these features, we show active lists of errors across projects and provide the ability to retry failed records.

Ability to propagate template updates to projects

In the past, when you updated a template, you had to manually update the projects that used the old template. With this feature, you can push updates to projects if the source template is updated.

Richer dashboard with meaningful insights and views

Based on customer feedback, we provided an admin dashboard that served as a one-stop, real-time view of all executions and their status. This view allowed you to view details of executions.

With this release, we further enhance the dashboard with richer views, such as the top five data integration projects by execution, and the number of projects by execution state.

Guidance for performance tuning and integration write patterns

Based on our experience and interaction with customers, we are providing documented guidance on how to optimize performance for high-volume integration. Additionally, we are publishing guidance around write patterns for integrations that covers common requests around moving entity data for many-to-one and one-to-many patterns.

Compliance for government cloud

We are also making the Data Integrator compliant to GCC so that our government customers can adopt and use the benefits of our service.