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CDS Connectors


In this section, we’re going to be talking about working with the Common Data Service (CDS) connectors.

When you use the connector, as you’ll see in the labs and hands-on activities, you set the default environment. That means that it’s going to connect to the CDS that is associated with that environment.

The reason that’s important is that it allows you to deploy projects and solutions that contain flows from dev to test to production without making any changes to those flows to point from dev to test to production. It automatically knows to talk to production when it’s deployed to production.

For the Dynamics 365 one, on the other hand, you have to actually explicitly set an environment. So, it is recommended that you use this anytime you’re doing integration between two specific environments.

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