What I’m about to show is intended for testing purposes only, and should not be used in any production environments – otherwise you might end up with dirty data in your system. So use it cautiously, and use it wisely!
What it does:
• Makes all required fields not required.
• Makes all hidden fields visible.
• Enables all disabled fields.
• Makes all hidden tabs visible.
• Makes all hidden sections visible.
• Expands all collapsed tabs.
• Clears field notifications on all fields.
• Allows editing of inactive records.
It’s also useful if you need to change a value on a form without entering in all the required fields – particularly as an admin when you need to fix up 1 or 2 fields on an existing record without filling out the rest of the required fields.
I’ve set up a form as an example below.
One click of our magic ‘God Mode’ button, and voila!
As you can see, literally every field is now unlocked, and not required. We can also see the ‘Company’ field in the second column which was previously hidden, the entire ‘Hidden’ tab is now visible, and we can edit any of the values (with the exception of Status, Created On, and Created By which can be changed but do not save to the database). We can also now save the form and bypass that pesky on save validation, and even clear the value of required fields.
Further down what you can’t see in the screenshot is that our Details tab has now been expanded as well. This means if we need to find a field we can Ctrl + F and quickly find what we’re looking for even if it was in a collapsed tab.
One other unexpected feature of this button is that we can also open an inactive record, turn on God Mode, and then change any of the ‘disabled’ fields. We can then simply navigate away from the record and the changes will be saved to the inactive record! (Only works with autosave enabled, or if you have rollup 1 or lower, and doesn’t work on activity entities).
Any user can set up this button for their own personal use, and it can be used with any CRM 2013 system, on any modern entity, and you don’t need any additional CRM security roles/privileges. To configure the bookmarklet, simply create a new bookmark, then edit the properties and set the URL to the following script:
If you’re a CRM admin/developer reading this, you probably want to think about what validation you’re doing on the client side and consider moving anything critically important into server side validation.