Category Archives: Dynamics CRM

Views show no records – Double check Field Level Security in Dynamics 365/CRM

Apart from Security roles that allow controlling record level access, Dynamics 365/CRM also supports Field Level Security that allows you to control access to individual fields. Using Field Level Security, you can control ‘Read’, ‘Update’ and ‘Create’ access. If a user does not have “Read” access to a particular field, a lot of your processes… Read More »

Show HTML Webresources in Charts within Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM

Introduction: For a long time now, perhaps from version 2011 of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, we could design charts and these charts are displayed as a contextual pane beside the views that display the requested charts using the data currently being displayed in the View. It is only recently that we discovered a hidden gem, the… Read More »

Using Entity Reference Output Parameter in Workflow Assembly

Introduction: Workflows in Dynamics CRM (now known as Process in Dynamics 365) allow users to create and manage automated business processes. It can be used to update entity records or related entity records. Using the OOB Workflow we can only update records which are accessible under the Workflow context. If you want to update any… Read More »

Copy ActualCloseDate and ActualRevenue when Migrating Opportunity in Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM

Introduction: While migrating data for Opportunities, Quote and Order entities, the actualrevenue, actualclosedate, fulfilled date and closeddate are some of the fields that do not get mapped. Traditionally these fields are updated when the respective transactions are closed and the associated OpportunityClose, QuoteClose activity type records are associated at the time of closing these transactions.… Read More »

Plugin Pre-validation Operation to Show an Error Message as well as Log the Error

Introduction: We had a business requirement, where we created a custom entity with a grid of Associated Accounts. Here, we wanted to restrict the Account while adding Accounts in the Associated View. We wanted to do this when the Account does not have the status reason ‘Approved’ by showing an error message and sending an… Read More »

Get Current Location from the Device in Dynamics 365

Introduction: Dynamics 365 is a leap forward from previous versions in terms of features and improvements. Even the mobile and tablet app of Dynamics 365 is updated with useful features to get the most out of the Dynamics CRM platform. Dynamics 365 Mobile and Tablet app now offers the ability to get the current user… Read More »

Watch out for Issues with Version & Updating Plug-in assembly in Dynamics 365/CRM

Introduction: Plugin Assemblies are versioned and need to be signed with a strong key for them to be registered to Dynamics CRM. Any update to the library and compiling the project may cause the version # to change or to maintain versioning practices you may decide to change the version # and this can cause… Read More »

Controls in Dynamics 365 for Mobile App: Auto-Complete

In our previous blogs of the ‘Controls in Dynamics 365 for Mobile App’ series, we discussed Input Mask, Multimedia and Website Preview Control. Website Preview Control allow users to get a brief description of the URL they enter in the ‘Website’ field right within Dynamics 365 Mobile and Tablet app. Today, let us discuss Auto-Complete… Read More »