Monthly Archives: April 2013

1 CRM Upgrade Note: Check your URL References

I ran into an unexpected situation during an upgrade that quite honestly, left me a bit baffled. It seems a breaking change was introduced during the CRM 2011 upgrade process.   Some Background In CRM 4.0, you could open an Entity record with either one of the following URLs: http://crm2011/Contoso/userdefined/edit.aspx?id=%7bE50B1A7B-1AA2-E211-953E-00155D200507%7d&etn=new_entity http://crm2011/Contoso/userdefined/edit.aspx?id=%7bE50B1A7B-1AA2-E211-953E-00155D200507%7d&etc=10010 The difference being using […]

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1 Dynamics CRM development and the new auto-save feature

The Dynamics CRM 2011 December 2012 service update (otherwise code-named Polaris) gave us the new Flow-UI forms. These forms include an auto-save feature that can, and probably will, effect the way we CRM developers approach our work. If you have not investigated the side-effects and other design-considerations for this new feature, please take a look […]

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1 CRM SDK Nugget: Entity.ToEntityReference Method

Here is another cool Entity extension method that I keep forgetting to use: Entity.ToEntityReference. Normally, when creating a reference to an Entity, we would use something like this: RetrieveRequest request2 = new RetrieveRequest { Target = new EntityReference(Account.EntityLogicalName, account2.Id), ColumnSet = new ColumnSet(), RelatedEntitiesQuery = new RelationshipQueryCollection() }; However, if we have already gone to […]

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