How is CRM solution publisher important

In this blog, I wanted to discuss about one of the topics that many people tend to ignore- CRM Solution Publishers. Background When creating solutions, most people tend to use the default publisher for the solution. The only thing most people understand about publisher is that it allows us to set the prefix and optionset … Continue reading How is CRM solution publisher important

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CRM Tip: Automatically Creating document from Word Template and attaching to Record

Background In Dynamics CRM, one of the common requirement customer have is to Run a report and save the copy of the report (PDF/ Word/ Excel) as notes/ attachment on the record or send the created document as email attachment to customer. Sounds an innocent requirement, right? With CRM online, it is NOT. What we … Continue reading CRM Tip: Automatically Creating document from Word Template and attaching to Record

CRM Observation – Why Alternate Keys are not published sometimes

Background I have heard a repeated question/ complaint from people regarding Alternate key - Alternate key does not work sometimes randomly or for some specific combinations. Alternate keys do not get activated in target environment on deploying or installing the solution with Alternate key Resolution Alternate keys always work and are in no way random. … Continue reading CRM Observation – Why Alternate Keys are not published sometimes

Creating SharePoint Folder automatically – Custom Plugin Code

Requirement: We had a requirement for creating SharePoint Folder automatically when we create a record in D365 CRM Online. We tried lot of workarounds but could not get a concrete solution PS: The Automatic Folder creation option in Document Management settings does not actually create the folder when the record is created. It only creates … Continue reading Creating SharePoint Folder automatically – Custom Plugin Code

D365 for Customer Engagement V9 – Advanced Find Changes (July release)

Background In D365/ CRM, Customers always have a common query which goes like this – How do we list all the Accounts which do not have Any opportunity associated to them, or any contact associated to them? The requirement is simple, and the customer will hope it is a straight forward advanced find. But this … Continue reading D365 for Customer Engagement V9 – Advanced Find Changes (July release)

CRM – Issue with retrieving large document body using Fetch XML [SOLUTION]

Problem Statement When we want to export Attachments from CRM (both Notes and Email attachments), we can do this using a Console Application where we read the documentbody from CRM using Fetch XML, and then we convert that to bytes and export to a local folder (or any target system) This Method is proper and … Continue reading CRM – Issue with retrieving large document body using Fetch XML [SOLUTION]

D365 Mobile: Auto Complete Control

Background: CRM 2016 Introduced Auto-complete feature on web forms. This allowed us to help users in filling out data faster and easier without creating any unwanted relationships. Sample: Auto-complete in Dynamics 365 controls For ex, if we wanted Users to choose from list of cities, we can configure it and user will see dropdown with … Continue reading D365 Mobile: Auto Complete Control

CRM tip: How to Publish Multiple Products from CRM UI

Problem Statement: In CRM, most organizations generally import products from other Source through Excel or other data import means. In general, we do not want to publish the product as soon as they are created because we need to set the price list and units before they are available anywhere in CRM. If there are … Continue reading CRM tip: How to Publish Multiple Products from CRM UI

XRMToolBox – Important tools for Admins and Developers

What is XRMToolbox XrmToolBox is a Windows application that connects to Microsoft Dynamics CRM, providing tools to ease customization and configuration tasks. It is shipped with more than 30 plugins to make administration, customization or configuration tasks easier and less time consuming. XRMToolBox is free of cost, but you can donate to support development. In … Continue reading XRMToolBox – Important tools for Admins and Developers

Create Attachment of Signature/ Pen control data in Dynamics CRM

Introduction We already saw how to use Pen/ Signature control in Dynamics CRM in the previous blog: https://someshblogs.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/adding-signature-control-on-mobile-and-tablets-in-dynamics-crm/ In this blog, we will see how to generate an image of the pen control data and store in Record as an attachment. Steps As we saw in the previous blog, the signature captured from phone is stored … Continue reading Create Attachment of Signature/ Pen control data in Dynamics CRM