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Reusable Method To Get Record By Id

I have a handful of reusable code that I use when creating plugins or external process (i.e. Azure Functions) for working with DataVerse. The first one I am providing is Getting a Record By Id: 1: private static Entity GetFullRecord(string entityName, string primaryKey, Guid recordId, IOrganizationService service) 2: { 3: using (OrganizationServiceContext context = new OrganizationServiceContext(service)) 4: { 5: return (from e in context.CreateQuery(entityName) 6: where (Guid)e[primaryKey] == recordId 7: select e).Single(); 8: } 9: } entityName = The logical name of the entity primaryKey = The primary key field for the entity. If using late binding you can create this dynamically by doing: $"{target.LogicalName}id" recordId = Guid of the record to get service = Service to interact with DataVerse

Power Pages Update Last Successful Login Using JavaScript and Power Pages API

 Recently while working on a Power Pages implementation for a client, I had the requirement to show the last time a user logged in on their profile page.  I thought this would be easy to do as there is already a field on the contact record for "Last Successful Login" (      adx_identity_lastsuccessfullogin).  This use to update when a user logged in, but it appears Microsoft has removed that automation. While searching I came across a few different ways of achieving this task.  One used application insights in Azure and another one used an HTTP endpoint setup in Power Automate.  I thought, this needs to be simpler.  What I came up with is to use Liquid with JavaScript to tell if a user is logged in or not.  Then use the new Power Pages api to update the logged in users contact record to mark the last time they logged in. Here is the approach I setup: 1) Make sure you turn on the api for contact in Site Settings. 1) Link to Microsoft Doc On How to turn on the api 2) Make s