D365 Finance and Operations


Solver includes a robust connector to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (F&O). that is available for purchase. Solver’s connector uses Dynamics 365 OData service to connect to all objects that have been made available within an organization’s Dynamics 365 implementation. Access to this data is controlled through the use of Azure Active Directory services and roles. With some pre-configuration on the Dynamics 365 application, a user can quickly load their Dynamics 365 data into Solver Cloud.  


  • Finance and Operations implementation with a public URL.
  • Import an extension (must be done by your F&O admin).
  • An Azure AD account to log into your Finance system from within SolverA one-time consent process is required the first time you connect your finance system to Solver
  • Purchase the Solver Finance and Operations ConnectorQuickStart (QS), included with your purchase, is available for all new implementations as of January 2022.

This article will go into detail on #2 and #3, please consult with your Finance Admin or consultant for additional assistance.

Importing the Solver Extension

Solver QuickStart requires custom data entities to D365 Finance and Operations. The customizations are deployed using the Microsoft Lifecycle services.

Downloading the Extenstion

To get the extension, as a Solver Cloud user with access to the Data Warehouse Manager, navigate to Data Warehouse > Data > integrations > click Add New

Find Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations and click on the logo. The option to download the extension will appear. Upon clicking the link, the zip file is downloaded to your local computer download folder.

Deploying the Solver Custom Model

The following instructions are to deploy to a sandbox environment. To deploy to production, use the following instructions in the Production section. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/deployment/updateenvironment-newinfrastructure

Note that if the Solver custom data entities have already been deployed, these steps can be used to update the existing entities.

  1. Open Lifecycle Services: https://lcs.dynamics.com/v2
  2. Select the D365 Finance Project
  3. Select the Asset Library

4. Select Software deployable package

  • Click the + to import the Solver package

B. Enter a name and description, such as Solver QuickStart

C. If you have not already, navigate to the Solver connector marketplace through the integration setup process to download the necessary files. Once downloaded, Click the Add a file and select the “(Extension Version Number*)_D365_F&O_ExtensionDeploymentForQuickStart.zip” file.

*This number is based on the date the file was created.

D. Click Confirm to complete the upload

From the top menu, click Cloud hosted environments

5. Click on the environment to deploy the custom package.

  • This will show information to the right.
  1. Click Full Details to open the main details page
  2. Click the Maintain menu and Apply updates

The deployable packages page will show all available packages to deploy. If there are multiple, search for the package you imported (Solver QuickStart) or the name you typed in when the package was imported into the Assets library.

Click the package to deploy and then click Apply. There will be a confirmation message. To proceed, click Yes.

This will begin the deployment and update process. This process may take 30+ minutes.

Once it completes, the status will change to deployed.

More information on deploying through Lifecycle services: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/deployment/updateenvironment-newinfrastructure

Verifying Deployment

There are two ways to verify deployment:

  • Verifying by URL (Table Browser)
  • Verifying with Postman

Verify by URL (Table Browser)

The simplest method is to verify that a URL in your F&O installation loads. Simply navigate to the below URL and see if a page loads.


The page should look similar to this with a blank table with column headers. If this page does not load or you receive an error message, please work with your F&O admin to ensure the package has been deployed successfully.

Verify with Postman

Postman is a great application to test endpoints. Please reference this guide to learn more about using Postman with D365: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/data-entities/third-party-service-test

Remove the Solver Custom Model

The Solver custom data entities can be directly removed when deployed to a cloud sandbox environment. Production systems must be done via a Microsoft service request. The Solver custom entities can be updated without removing the model first.

  1. Connect directly to the D365 Finance environment via remote Desktop
  2. Open services and stop the following services:
    1. World Wide Web Publishing service
    2. Batch management service
  3. Open the folder containing the SolverGlobal custom model. It is likely found here: K:\AosService\PackagesLocalDirectory\SolverGlobal
    1. Delete the Solverglobal folder
  4. Restart both services

Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/dev-tools/models#deleting-a-model

User Permission

The following privileges must be assigned to a role within your finance system. To use QuickStart, the following permissions are required.

  • CompanyInfoEntity
  • CustCustomerEntity
  • FinancialDimensIonValueEntity
  • LedgerChartofAccountsEntity
  • LedgerEntity
  • MainAccountEntity
  • SolverDimensionAttributeEntity
  • SolverDimensionAttributeLevelValueEntity
  • SolverGeneralJournalAccountEntryEntity
  • StandardMainAccountEntity
  • MainAccountCategoryEntity
  • CurrencyEntity

Note that these permissions only give you access to QuickStart GL data. if you wish to bring in more data then you need to add the appropriate entities that contain that data. Here is an article with more information on this (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/data-entities/security-data-entities)

  • Please reference the sections on accessing data via OData (“data services”).

For additional information on creating roles and assigning priveledges, please contact your Finance and Operations admin or consultant.

Updated on January 25, 2023

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