Tip #1094: It is Time to Go with the Flow

Microsoft is making lots of noise of late about the soon to be released Spring Release. One of the key takeaways from those announcements is that PowerApps and Flow are a key element of the future for app development in Dynamics (Canvas Apps, as they call them). If you still think PowerApps and Flow are […]

Tip #107: Use metadata browser to find status reason

While working on the solution for stuck emails, I needed values for various status reasons for email entity to intelligently hide/display RESEND button depending on email record status. Quick look in local SDK help yielded zilch. Online version – bupkis. Hmmm, I do remember metadata pages in 2011… Ah, here it is and, indeed, there […]

Tip #98: CRM SDK is now online

In case you don’t spend your afternoons lazily browsing MSDN pages online and missed this news, CRM SDK is now available online. Is it such a big deal? Not really, because you can always download latest SDK but Online version is always up-to-date When in need of a reference whilst discussing development topics, we can […]

Tip #93: When to cancel workflow

When a workflow needs to be stopped, workflow editor offers two choices: Succeeded and Canceled. The main difference is that Canceled status is considered to be an error which has the following implications: Log records are retained (if flag is set to retain logs for failed workflows). For real-time workflows the transaction the workflow is […]

Tip #63: Execute javascript code during debug session

Changing current frame in IE

There are times when you want to quickly test out a piece of form Javascript code in the Developer Tools console. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 renders form content in frames and you have to prefix frames[0] or frames[1] to “Xrm.” to get the code running. In Chrome you can choose the target frame that you […]

Tip #53: Prepare your SSRS reports for CRM Online

If your SSRS report works fine in BIDS and on-premises instances but fails to upload with very unhelpful message: An error occurred while trying to add the report to Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Try adding the report again. If this problem persists, contact your system administrator. then do the simple “1-2-3” test: Ensure that your report […]