Tip #92: Cascading Relationships – The Forgotten Customization

Dynamics CRM Entity Cascading Relationship

If you have implemented your CRM organization and not done a sanity check of the built-in cascading relationships for the COLAC (contact, opportunity, lead, account, case) entities vs. your corporate business practices then you have missed an important step in the architecture process. When you have a one-to-many relationship there are effects to the related […]

Tip #58: Reset the Command Bar

If you upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and you find that one of the Command Bar buttons don’t work, reset the ribbon for the entity. Create a solution that just includes the entity with the button that isn’t working correctly and export from CRM. Extract the customization zip file. Open the customization.xml file in the editor […]

Tip #47: Simple multi-select lists in CRM 2013

Multi-select lists in CRM 2013

There is no out of the box support for multi-select pick lists in Dynamics CRM but since the latest UI improvements in CRM2013 you can use a standard N:N Relationship with form sub-grid to get a most respectable multiple selection form field. For example, if we wanted a ‘Languages Spoken’ pick list on a Contact […]

Tip #34: CRM Gustronomy – force the workflow order

Shan McArthur, our fellow MVP, asked the other day: How can we order workflows? For example, I have an auto-number workflow that adds a case number to an entity, and I want that workflow to run before another workflow. I considered using wait states – i.e.: workflow 2 waits until the case number is not […]