How required are required fields in Dynamics?

As the saying goes “you are not allowed, but if you really want to.. you can” When I’m thinking of the required fields, this is exactly what comes to mind. They are not supposed to be empty according to the manuals: But, if you really want to, you can usually find a way. Everyone who worked with… Read More »

When does your week start?

There is a minor(and rather hidden) setting in Dynamics that we can easily overlook, but, every now and then, it can be the sole reason for some interesting discrepancies in the reporting/search functionality. Before we go there, here is what google had to say: 1. We normally think of the weekEND as of Saturday/Sunday(it’s the… Read More »

Using Dynamics with WordPress

This blog is running on WordPress, and would not it be nice if I were able to somehow integrate WordPress with Dynamics? Well, actually I don’t have my own instance of Dynamics to start with, so it would be nice if Microsoft was offering some sort of development instances in the first place(is Salesforce offering them, still?),… Read More »

How to open a quick create form with JavaScript

There is a method in the Xrm.Utility namespace that we can use to open a quick create form: It turns out this method can produce a very vague error: And you won’t see much in the downloaded log file: Unhandled Exception: System.ServiceModel.FaultException`1[[Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.OrganizationServiceFault, Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35]]: System.Web.HttpUnhandledException: Microsoft Dynamics CRM has experienced an error. Reference… Read More »

Extending the Xrm itself (Part 3 of how to lock/unlock form controls)

We know that that “all interaction with Microsoft Dynamics 365 application pages must only be performed through the methods with the Xrm.Page or Xrm.Utilitynamespaces documented in the Client-side programming reference”. This is a direct quote from msdn: However, what if we could extend/override the Xrm itself, and what if we did not have to… Read More »

Angular and Dynamics

To start with, I’m not a professional front-end developer. I will do something every now and then, but for the most part, I’ll be configuring Dynamics, writing plugins, talking to the users.. you get the picture – it’s called Dynamics consulting. However, we all need to be somewhat up to date on the front-end development side, at… Read More »