Tip #1037: Modify data source for Word templates like a boss

Template

Word templates are not the most flexible templating solution for Dynamics 365 but for the simplistic scenarios it does work well, and is quite fast. Built-in templates are used to be notoriously difficult to modify. Not anymore, thanks to the Document Template Manager from Jim Novak. Now that we can modify the content itself, how about […]

Tip #1033: Use Fiddler to boost client-side development

Fiddler crab

Today’s tip is from Matt Beard – thank you! And, hey, you can be a guest tipster too – just send your tip to jar@crmtipoftheday.com. As a CRM developer, I regularly run through this exact process step by step when writing WebResources such as HTML or Javascript and I’m sure others do too. Write your […]

Tip #1028: Prevent duplicate contacts the Viking way

Marius “CRM Viking” Pedersen gave us a great tip about how to prevent duplicate contacts from being created in Dynamics 365: I set emailaddress as alternate key on contact once. That actually worked very well to prevent duplicate contacts from being created. It also required that all contacts must have an email address. You have […]

Tip #952: Why you should create records from cross-entity search results

In Dynamics CRM 2015 or later we have cross entity search. This allows users to search across multiple entities and displays the results on a single screen. If you don’t find the record you want, you can hit the + button. So when you are training users, should you train them to create new records […]

Tip #875: Editable Grid Date Picker

Date picker

So it didn’t jump out for me right away and frustration was building. Hopefully, this tip will calm you down also. 🙂 I was annoyed that the date picker for the editable grid didn’t have  ‘Today’ date selection like the regular form date picker control. But after just blindly clicking around I discovered that the […]