Problem Importing UR12 customizations with Web Resources added in a Pre-UR12 environment

By | May 8, 2013

With UR12 Microsoft included new fields and dependencies that prevents us from importing a solution exported out of a UR12/Polaris environment to a Pre-UR12 organization. To resolve CRM Team now ships the Down-level utility along with the latest version of the CRM SDK.

We however came across an issue that was apparently not detected by the Down-level tool and had to be resolved manually by editing the customization file.
The situation here was that we had added a web resource on the account entity form. In the latest version the properties window has the following option

  The feature was missing in the earlier version of the install. When you import this solution to an earlier UR, you see the following error

 When we downloaded the log file we found the cause of the error as stated below.

The import file is invalid. XSD validation failed with the following error: ‘The element ‘parameters’ has invalid child element ‘ShowInROF’. List of possible elements expected: ‘Url, PassParameters, Security, Scrolling, Border, Preload, IsPassword, Height, Width, AltText, SizeType, HorizontalAlignment, VerticalAlignment, Data’.’.

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< ShowInROF> false< /ShowInROF> < PassParameters> true< /PassParameters> < Security> false< /Security> < Scrolling> auto< /Scrolling> < Border> false< /Border> < /parameters> < /control> < /cell> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row> < /row> < row height="auto"> < /row> < /rows> < /section> < section showlabel="false" showbar="false" IsUserDefined="0" id="{ca3b45e5-5018-4cd2-8a57-c14fe7224449}" name="{ca3b45e5-5018-4cd2-8a57-c14fe7224449}" columns="1" locklevel="0" labelwidth="115" celllabelalignment="Left" celllabelposition="Left"> < labels> < label description="General" languagecode="1033" /> < /labels> < rows> < row> < cell id="{c41a075f-5bfa-433b-85a4-199a613dc642}"> < labels> < label description="Caption" languagecode="1033" /> < /labels> < control id="xxx_name" classid="{4273EDBD-AC1D-40d3-9FB2-095C621B552D}" datafieldname="xxx_name" /> < /cell> < /row> < row> < cell id="{a7d9469b-ac...'."

To resolve this issue we need to extract the solution which we are trying to import to CRM.

Open the customizations.xml file and search for the “” parameter, remove these parameter where all you find from that file and save the file.


  After saving the file zip all the files together and import in CRM. This time you can successfully import the solution in CRM.

Hope this saves some time for others with similar issues