• Dynamics CRM 2015 Solution Import Fails with Unable to find Metadata

      Gayan Perera, 12 August 2015

      We recently had a query around why a solution import would fail when it was exported from CRM 2013 into a 2015 RTM environment with the following message: 0x80040216 Unable to find metadata information for attribute !Process_Custom_Attribute_URL_ This is caused by having a workflow where it would se

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    • Run Dialog in CRM 2015 Easily from JavaScript Library

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 12 August 2015

      A common requirement is to open a dialog process from JavaScript on click of a command bar button etc. This is quite easy to do, simply using window.open and passing in the right parameters to get the dialog working with the right record. The problem is that this doesn’t allow us to run code when th

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    • Call Action in CRM 2015 Easily from JavaScript Library

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 12 August 2015

      In my previous blog post I introduced a new JavaScript library for calling processes, and I showed the function for calling a workflow. In this blog post I’m going to look at the function for calling an action. Actions can be very useful when coupled with JavaScript, as it means we can execute compl

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    • Call Workflow in CRM 2015 Easily from JavaScript Library

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 12 August 2015

      In the past if you've needed to call a workflow from JavaScript, you need to build a massive XML SOAP request making sure to pass in the correct attributes and conditions to get the request working. This is tedious and messy, especially when there are many places you need to do this in a solution. I

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    • Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1 - Error Updating SharePoint Site Absolute URL

      Gayan Perera, 11 August 2015

      We recently encountered an error with an online instance of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1, where the web interface was hanging when trying to change the absolute URL of a SharePoint Site record. The progress spinner would say “Saving…” and would just keep spinning without a result or any erro

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    • CRM 2015 Custom Alerts and Popup Dialogs in JavaScript

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 10 August 2015

      CRM 2013 introduced light-boxes for most popups to make the UI look cleaner with less browser alerts and popups. However, these internal functions were not included in the SDK, so as developers we couldn't access them for our custom code. Instead, we've been forced to use alertDialog and confirmDi

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    • Executing Messages in a Single Transaction in Dynamics CRM 2015

      Ahmed Anwar, 07 August 2015

      In CRM 2015, you can now execute multiple CRM requests in a single transaction. This gives developers the ability to easily rollback or cancel transactions if one of the CRM requests within the transaction fail. For example, imagine you have a website which allows customers to buy products. Each p

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    • Retrieving Dates in FetchXML Aggregation for use in Dynamics CRM Reports

      Zoe Sands, 23 July 2015

      While writing a report using FetchXML, I needed to perform aggregation on a linked-entity where I encountered a problem in that fields that are not aggregated have to be grouped. For most fields this is fine; however, for DateTime data types this can be problematic as you cannot group by a date on i

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    • Bulk Hide Unused Fields from Users in Advanced Find in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015

      Colin Maitland, 21 July 2015

      When using Advanced Find the list of fields that are presented can be cluttered by the visibility of fields that are not used. Examples of these fields include Base Currency fields and many fields that are not displayed on Forms or Views. In this blog I will demonstrate how to hide the unused fiel

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    • Subgrid Visual Errors when Hiding a Tab or Section in Dynamics CRM 2013-2015

      Jared Johnson, 21 July 2015

      During an upgrade from a CRM 2011 system to CRM 2015, testers reported that some subgrids in the system were occasionally having strange visual errors where the buttons were being pushed down into where the field labels were displayed, and if the subgrid was in a labelled section the section name wo

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    • Dynamics CRM – Security Role Automatically Assigned to imported Teams

      Roz Millar, 09 June 2015

      I recently had to set up team ownership in Dynamics CRM for 1600 Accounts across 40+ Teams. Because of these large numbers, I decided to use the out-of-the-box Import Wizard to speed up the process. I started with the data import template available for the Team entity and entered the informati

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    • Tracing and Logging Plugins in Dynamics CRM 2015 Online

      Ahmed Anwar, 04 June 2015

      Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1 has introduced a new feature for developers to troubleshoot plugins more efficiently when using ITracingService. This feature allows developers to record tracing information from the Trace() method invoked from Plugins or custom Workflows. The recorded informatio

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    • CRM 2015 FetchXML Aggregates not working in Plugins Anymore

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 28 May 2015

      If you've started receiving random NullReferenceException errors when executing your plugins after upgrading to CRM 2015, this might be why. When performing SUM aggregates in plugins, for some reason now, if there are no records for that entity, instead of giving you no results like it used to, you

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    • Approve Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2015 Update 1

      Colin Maitland, 27 May 2015

      Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Update 1 (May 2015) is now available. In this blog I will show you how to schedule and approve this update for your Organisation. Important: The best practice prior to applying updates to a production instance of Microsoft Dynamics CRM is to first complete the foll

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    • Opening Web Resources in Xrm.Utility in Dynamics CRM 2015 Online Update 1

      Ahmed Anwar, 26 May 2015

      In this article, I'll talk about opening web resources using the Xrm.Utility.openWebResource function. Xrm.Utility.openWebResource(webResourceName,webResourceData,width, height)The new function opens a new web resource by passing its schema name, optional data, width and height.Assume you have a ret

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