If you’re like Andreas (SeAn) Seitz then you don’t like manual labor. Like managing and uploading your rdl files by hand, for example. What does the developer do when they need to automate a mundane task? That’s right, write their own XrmToolbox plugin.
After hours of manually uploading CRM Report .rdl files from disk through the CRM Web, I have written a small PlugIn for the XrmToolbox called “Report Sync (.rdl Files)”. So uploading multiple changed rdl Files from disk to crm is done in a few seconds and with almost a few click.
Also downloading Reports from CRM to disk, e.g. for editing or backup is done quickly.
It has saved me already a lot of time, and I hope others can also benefit from that plugin. Here is the link to github: https://github.com/Sean0885/CRMReportSync and the Plugin could be installed through XrmToolbox itself from the in-app “Plugins store”.
Maybe this is worth a tip of the day 🙂
It most certainly is and thank you for the contribution!
Hey, got a tip of your own? Send it to the tip jar!
Isn’t it easier to use CRM Developer Extensions – https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/0f9ab063-acec-4c55-bd6c-5eb7c6cffec4
Just curious 🙂
I always get confused by the
Visual StudioBusiness Intelligence Studio version required for report authoring. Isn’t it VS 2010 right now? In which case CRM Dev Extensions won’t work. Extensions are awesome, don’t get me wrong! But sometimes it’s nice to have more than one size screwdriver on your tool belt.
VS 2012 since CRM 2015 so should work fine 😉
Not unless you have customers on 2011 😀
X( nightmare. Any 4.0/3.0 customers?
Have you suggested them “smooth” upgrade to 2016?