Tip #670: If activities disappear, take this pill

Magic disappearance

We’ve had one of the users reporting a really bizarre issue – all his activities have simply disappeared from CRM. The user was synchronizing with Outlook and activities are still present in the mailbox with Regarding field empty. Thanks to Adam “Human Bing” Vero, the behavior is no longer a mystery but rather an annoying […]

Tip #418: 3 ways to find the blocking attribute

Shan “Smoke ’em” McArthur wonders during another mini truck stop if there is any way to find a blocking attribute using nothing but its id. The error message usually looks like this: A managed solution cannot overwrite the Attribute component with Id=e7840116-dead-beef-a5e5-8b5cb27e9509 for the CRM org noneofyourbusiness.crm.dynamics.com That said, I have no way of looking […]

Tip #415: When deleting email enabled entities

If you remove a custom entity that is email enabled (allowing it to be selected as email recipient), you may run into the following issue after the entity is removed. When going to an account and selecting the “Activity” tab of the activity/social pane, the following error appears The trace log will reveal an error referencing the OTC […]

Tip #373: Careful with delete button

As it turns out, Spießrutenlaufen is no longer exclusive developers domain and can be equally applied to the customizers. Shan “Smoke ’em” McArthur reminded all of us (and not for the first time) that it’s not all unicorns and rainbows with managed solutions. If you ever delete a form for the entity that is part […]