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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 – Plugin Messages – RetrieveMultiple– deep dive

Message Name Ownership Type Message Availability Entity Supported Deployment
RetrieveMultiple User-owned and organization-owned entities Both Server

The RetrieveMultiple Message is called when you open a view, and query entities with fetchxml or QueryExpression.

What happens when you retrieve a list of entities (in this case it is a list of open opportunities)  …

12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: Entity: opportunity => Message: RetrieveMultiple => Stage: 10
12.10.2013 19:53:42.009 :: INFO :: Entity: opportunity => Message: RetrieveMultiple => Stage: 20
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: Entity: opportunity => Message: RetrieveMultiple => Stage: 40

The message has an input Parameters called “Query”. This is a fetchXml expression. In the example below I pressed on the button reload in the view “open opportunities”. As you an see the PrimaryEntityName is set to opportunity. On Stage 10 and 20 you still have the chance to change the fetchxml, but on stage 40 (post stage) you will find an outputparameter of tye BusinessEntityCollection which is a list of the returned entities (in our case the opportunities).

If you take a closer look at the inputParameter “Query” you will perhaps recognize that the fetchxml represents the FetchXml of the SavedQueryBase table in the sql database. There are only a few differences.

These three attributes are added for the view. The first parameter (page)  is the paging cookie, the count parameter is the number of records the view wants to retrieve and the returntotalrecordcount tells the query to return the total number of  records. If you go to the next page in the view the page variable is increased and so on …

page=”1″
count=”250″
returntotalrecordcount=”true”

Here is the corresponding context-log.

12.10.2013 19:53:41.931 :: INFO :: Start XrmLoggerPlugin ======================================================================== >>>
12.10.2013 19:53:41.931 :: INFO :: MessageName: RetrieveMultiple
12.10.2013 19:53:41.931 :: INFO :: PrimaryEntityName: opportunity
12.10.2013 19:53:41.931 :: INFO :: PrimaryEntityId: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
12.10.2013 19:53:41.931 :: INFO :: Stage: 10
12.10.2013 19:53:41.931 :: INFO :: BusinessUnitId: 7647d68b-471d-e311-b013-000c2926dde4
12.10.2013 19:53:41.931 :: INFO :: CorrelationId: 55308b0f-0896-45a8-b653-605bb499f6eb
12.10.2013 19:53:41.931 :: INFO :: Depth: 1
12.10.2013 19:53:41.931 :: INFO :: InitiatingUserId: 0cd683a0-541d-e311-b013-000c2926dde4
12.10.2013 19:53:41.931 :: INFO :: InputParameters:
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO ::  >  Key: Query / Value: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Query.QueryExpression  >> Queryexpression:
<fetch distinct="false" no-lock="true" mapping="logical" page="1" count="250" returntotalrecordcount="true"><entity name="opportunity"><attribute name="name" /><attribute name="estimatedvalue" /><attribute name="estimatedclosedate" /><attribute name="customerid" /><attribute name="opportunityratingcode" /><attribute name="closeprobability" /><attribute name="opportunityid" /><attribute name="name" /><attribute name="customerid" /><attribute name="estimatedclosedate" /><attribute name="estimatedvalue" /><attribute name="closeprobability" /><attribute name="opportunityratingcode" /><filter type="and"><condition attribute="statecode" operator="eq" value="0" /></filter><order attribute="estimatedclosedate" descending="false" /><link-entity name="contact" to="customerid" from="contactid" link-type="outer" alias="opportunitycustomeridcontactcontactid"><attribute name="emailaddress1" /></link-entity></entity></fetch>
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: IsExecutingOffline: False
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: IsInTransaction: False
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: IsOfflinePlayback: False
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: IsolationMode: 1
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: Mode: 0
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: OperationCreatedOn: 10/12/2013 5:53:41 PM
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: OperationId: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: OrganizationId: eba3ca00-3338-49dd-b206-8ed1aacb1c3e
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: OrganizationName: crmdemo
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: OutputParameters:
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: 
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: OwningExtension: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.EntityReference
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: ParentContext: 
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: PostEntityImages: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.EntityImageCollection
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: PreEntityImages: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.EntityImageCollection
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: RequestId: 
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: SecondaryEntityName: none
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: SharedVariables: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.ParameterCollection
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: UserId: 0cd683a0-541d-e311-b013-000c2926dde4
12.10.2013 19:53:42.004 :: INFO :: Ende XrmLoggerPlugin ======================================================================== >>>

12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: Start XrmLoggerPlugin ======================================================================== >>>
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: MessageName: RetrieveMultiple
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: PrimaryEntityName: opportunity
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: PrimaryEntityId: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: Stage: 20
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: BusinessUnitId: 7647d68b-471d-e311-b013-000c2926dde4
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: CorrelationId: 55308b0f-0896-45a8-b653-605bb499f6eb
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: Depth: 1
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: InitiatingUserId: 0cd683a0-541d-e311-b013-000c2926dde4
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: InputParameters:
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO ::  >  Key: Query / Value: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Query.QueryExpression  >> Queryexpression:
<fetch distinct="false" no-lock="true" mapping="logical" page="1" count="250" returntotalrecordcount="true"><entity name="opportunity"><attribute name="name" /><attribute name="estimatedvalue" /><attribute name="estimatedclosedate" /><attribute name="customerid" /><attribute name="opportunityratingcode" /><attribute name="closeprobability" /><attribute name="opportunityid" /><attribute name="name" /><attribute name="customerid" /><attribute name="estimatedclosedate" /><attribute name="estimatedvalue" /><attribute name="closeprobability" /><attribute name="opportunityratingcode" /><filter type="and"><condition attribute="statecode" operator="eq" value="0" /></filter><order attribute="estimatedclosedate" descending="false" /><link-entity name="contact" to="customerid" from="contactid" link-type="outer" alias="opportunitycustomeridcontactcontactid"><attribute name="emailaddress1" /></link-entity></entity></fetch>
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: IsExecutingOffline: False
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: IsInTransaction: False
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: IsOfflinePlayback: False
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: IsolationMode: 1
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: Mode: 0
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: OperationCreatedOn: 10/12/2013 5:53:42 PM
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: OperationId: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: OrganizationId: eba3ca00-3338-49dd-b206-8ed1aacb1c3e
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: OrganizationName: crmdemo
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: OutputParameters:
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: 
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: OwningExtension: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.EntityReference
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: ParentContext: 
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: PostEntityImages: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.EntityImageCollection
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: PreEntityImages: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.EntityImageCollection
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: RequestId: 
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: SecondaryEntityName: none
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: SharedVariables: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.ParameterCollection
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: UserId: 0cd683a0-541d-e311-b013-000c2926dde4
12.10.2013 19:53:42.006 :: INFO :: Ende XrmLoggerPlugin ======================================================================== >>>

12.10.2013 19:53:42.011 :: INFO :: Start XrmLoggerPlugin ======================================================================== >>>
12.10.2013 19:53:42.011 :: INFO :: MessageName: RetrieveMultiple
12.10.2013 19:53:42.011 :: INFO :: PrimaryEntityName: opportunity
12.10.2013 19:53:42.011 :: INFO :: PrimaryEntityId: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
12.10.2013 19:53:42.011 :: INFO :: Stage: 40
12.10.2013 19:53:42.011 :: INFO :: BusinessUnitId: 7647d68b-471d-e311-b013-000c2926dde4
12.10.2013 19:53:42.011 :: INFO :: CorrelationId: 55308b0f-0896-45a8-b653-605bb499f6eb
12.10.2013 19:53:42.011 :: INFO :: Depth: 1
12.10.2013 19:53:42.011 :: INFO :: InitiatingUserId: 0cd683a0-541d-e311-b013-000c2926dde4
12.10.2013 19:53:42.011 :: INFO :: InputParameters:
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO ::  >  Key: Query / Value: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Query.QueryExpression  >> Queryexpression:
<fetch distinct="false" no-lock="true" mapping="logical" page="1" count="250" returntotalrecordcount="true"><entity name="opportunity"><attribute name="name" /><attribute name="estimatedvalue" /><attribute name="estimatedclosedate" /><attribute name="customerid" /><attribute name="opportunityratingcode" /><attribute name="closeprobability" /><attribute name="opportunityid" /><attribute name="name" /><attribute name="customerid" /><attribute name="estimatedclosedate" /><attribute name="estimatedvalue" /><attribute name="closeprobability" /><attribute name="opportunityratingcode" /><filter type="and"><condition attribute="statecode" operator="eq" value="0" /></filter><order attribute="estimatedclosedate" descending="false" /><link-entity name="contact" to="customerid" from="contactid" link-type="outer" alias="opportunitycustomeridcontactcontactid"><attribute name="emailaddress1" /></link-entity></entity></fetch>
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: IsExecutingOffline: False
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: IsInTransaction: False
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: IsOfflinePlayback: False
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: IsolationMode: 1
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: Mode: 0
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: OperationCreatedOn: 10/12/2013 5:53:42 PM
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: OperationId: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: OrganizationId: eba3ca00-3338-49dd-b206-8ed1aacb1c3e
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: OrganizationName: crmdemo
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: OutputParameters:
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO ::  >  Key: BusinessEntityCollection / Value: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.EntityCollection  >> EntityCollection:
opportunity/ (8/8)
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: OwningExtension: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.EntityReference
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: ParentContext: 
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: PostEntityImages: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.EntityImageCollection
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: PreEntityImages: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.EntityImageCollection
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: RequestId: 
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: SecondaryEntityName: none
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: SharedVariables: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.ParameterCollection
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: UserId: 0cd683a0-541d-e311-b013-000c2926dde4
12.10.2013 19:53:42.014 :: INFO :: Ende XrmLoggerPlugin ======================================================================== >>>

 

 

 

 

 

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Simple File Logging for Plugins (and Workflows)

Well, there are many logging tools out there, but most of them depend on external assemblies. It is (not impossible but) more or less difficult to implement them in plugins.

So I decided to write a very simple file logger for myself. And this is also the tool I use to demonstrate what happens within the execution of plugins in my “Plugin messages – deep dive”. I tested it with Dynamics CRM 2013, but it should work the same way with every other version!

The Logger

The XrmLogger class is very easy to understand. There is a XrmLoggerConfig class where you specify where to write the files and the name you like your logs to have. The filename is a combination of a string and the date. In our Example the name would be “2013-10-09-XrmLoggerDemo.log”. Every day a new file is created. But you can change this very easily.

XrmLoggerConfig config = new XrmLoggerConfig()
            {
                LogDirectoryName = @"C:\LOG",
                LogFileGroup = "XrmLoggerDemo",
                logLevel = LogLevel.VERBOSE
            };

Next step is to get the execution context and do whatever your plugin is supposed to do. In my example I write the entity name, the message and the stage the plugin is running at.

xLog.ialert(String.Format("Entity: {0} => Message: {1} => Stage: {2}", context.PrimaryEntityName, context.MessageName, context.Stage));

So thats it more or less. Compile the code and register the assembly. Next choose the entity and the messages you want to listen at. And here is the result:

09.10.2013 14:27:28.400 :: INFO :: Entity: account => Message: RetrieveMultiple => Stage: 10
09.10.2013 14:27:28.405 :: INFO :: Entity: account => Message: RetrieveMultiple => Stage: 20
09.10.2013 14:27:28.458 :: INFO :: Entity: account => Message: RetrieveMultiple => Stage: 40

Below you find a listing of the complete code and the files do download.

xrlmLogger.cs

using System;
using System.Text;
using System.IO;

namespace xrmLog
{
    public enum LogLevel
    {
        VERBOSE = 0,
        INFO = 10,
        WARNING = 20,
        ERROR = 30,
    }

    public class XrmLoggerConfig
    {
        private string _LogDirectoryName = @"C:\LOG\";
        private string _LogFileName = "{0}-{1}.log";
        private string _LogFileGroup = "XrmAppLog";
        private LogLevel _logLevel = LogLevel.VERBOSE;

        public string LogDirectoryName
        {
            set
            {
                this._LogDirectoryName = value;
            }
            get
            {
                return this._LogDirectoryName;
            }
        }

        public string LogFileName
        {
            set
            {
                this._LogFileName = value;
            }
            get
            {
                return this._LogFileName;
            }
        }

        public string LogFileGroup
        {
            set
            {
                this._LogFileGroup = value;
            }
            get
            {
                return this._LogFileGroup;
            }
        }

        public LogLevel logLevel
        {
            set
            {
                this._logLevel = value;
            }
            get
            {
                return this._logLevel;
            }
        }

    }

    public class XrmLogger
    {

        private Boolean _dologging = true;
        private XrmLoggerConfig _config = new XrmLoggerConfig();

        private FileStream _fileStream;

        public XrmLogger()
        {
            this.init(_config);
        }

        public XrmLogger(string logFileName)
        {
            _config.LogFileName = logFileName;
            init(_config);
        }

        public XrmLogger(XrmLoggerConfig config)
        {
            this._config = config;
            init(config);
        }

        public Boolean doLogging
        {
            set
            {
                this._dologging = value;
            }
            get
            {
                return this._dologging;
            }
        }

        private string getDateTimeString()
        {
            return DateTime.Now.ToString("dd.MM.yyyy HH:mm:ss.fff");
        }

        private string getDateString()
        {
            return DateTime.Now.ToString("yyyy-MM-dd");
        }

        private string getFileName()
        {
            return String.Format(_config.LogFileName, this.getDateString(), _config.LogFileGroup);

        }

        private void init(XrmLoggerConfig config)
        {
            string _LogDirectoryName = config.LogDirectoryName.EndsWith(@"\") ? config.LogDirectoryName : config.LogDirectoryName + @"\";

            string path = String.Format("{0}{1}", _LogDirectoryName, this.getFileName());
            _fileStream = new FileStream(path, FileMode.Append, FileAccess.Write, FileShare.ReadWrite);
        }

        public void close()
        {
            _fileStream.Close();
        }

        private void writeFile(string message)
        {
            string line = this.getDateTimeString() + message + Environment.NewLine;
            byte[] info = new UTF8Encoding(true).GetBytes(line);
            this._fileStream.Write(info, 0, info.Length);
            this._fileStream.Flush();
        }

        public void valert(string msg)
        {
            if (this._dologging && _config.logLevel <= LogLevel.VERBOSE)
            {
                writeFile(" :: VERBOSE :: " + msg);
            }
        }

        public void ialert(string msg)
        {
            if (this._dologging && _config.logLevel <= LogLevel.INFO)
            {
                writeFile(" :: INFO :: " + msg);
            }
        }

        public void walert(string msg)
        {
            if (this._dologging && _config.logLevel <= LogLevel.WARNING)
            {
                writeFile(" :: WARNINIG :: " + msg);
            }
        }

        public void ealert(string msg)
        {
            if (this._dologging && _config.logLevel <= LogLevel.ERROR)
            {
                writeFile(" :: ERROR :: " + msg);
            }
        }
    }

}

The Sample Plugin

If you want to write a informational message use ialert, if you want to indicate a warning walert and on errors use the ealert function.

XrmLoggerDemo.cs

using System;
using Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk;

// 
// This is  demo of the XrmLogger class.
// How to use it:
// Create a C:\LOG on the Server and give your CRM Users RW rights
// Compile this class (don't forget to sign it with a strong key!)
// Use the pluginregistrationtool from the CRM.SDK to register the assembly (don't specify sandbox isolation mode! 
// => this plugin works only in onpremise or hosting environments
// deploy it for any message and entity you like
// 

namespace xrmLog
{
    public class XrmLoggerDemo : IPlugin
    {

        public void Execute(System.IServiceProvider serviceProvider)
        {
            IPluginExecutionContext context = (Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.IPluginExecutionContext)serviceProvider.GetService(typeof(Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.IPluginExecutionContext));

            XrmLoggerConfig config = new XrmLoggerConfig()
            {
                LogDirectoryName = @"C:\LOG",
                LogFileGroup = "XrmLoggerDemo",
                logLevel = LogLevel.VERBOSE
            };

            XrmLogger xLog = new XrmLogger(config);

            xLog.ialert(String.Format("Entity: {0} => Message: {1} => Stage: {2}", context.PrimaryEntityName, context.MessageName, context.Stage));
        }
    }
}

Download Visual Studio 2012 Project:
XrmLoggerDemo

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 – Plugin Messages – AddItem – deep dive

SdkMessage.Name SdkMessageRequest.Name SdkMessage.CategoryName
AddItem AddItemCampaignActivity None

The AddItem Message is called when you add a marketinglist to a marketing campaign.

What happens when you add a marketinglist to a campaign…

05.10.2013 11:18:47.992 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: Retrieve => Stage: 10
05.10.2013 11:18:47.993 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: Retrieve => Stage: 20
05.10.2013 11:18:47.996 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: Retrieve => Stage: 40
05.10.2013 11:18:47.998 :: INFO :: Entity: campaign => Message: AddItem => Stage: 10
05.10.2013 11:18:47.999 :: INFO :: Entity: campaign => Message: AddItem => Stage: 20
05.10.2013 11:18:48.010 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: Update => Stage: 20
05.10.2013 11:18:48.015 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: Update => Stage: 40
05.10.2013 11:18:48.017 :: INFO :: Entity: campaign => Message: AddItem => Stage: 40

05.10.2013 11:18:48.040 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: Retrieve => Stage: 10
05.10.2013 11:18:48.041 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: Retrieve => Stage: 20
05.10.2013 11:18:48.044 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: Retrieve => Stage: 40
05.10.2013 11:18:48.046 :: INFO :: Entity: campaign => Message: AddItem => Stage: 10
05.10.2013 11:18:48.048 :: INFO :: Entity: campaign => Message: AddItem => Stage: 20
05.10.2013 11:18:48.057 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: Update => Stage: 20
05.10.2013 11:18:48.062 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: Update => Stage: 40
05.10.2013 11:18:48.065 :: INFO :: Entity: campaign => Message: AddItem => Stage: 40

05.10.2013 11:18:48.119 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: RetrieveMultiple => Stage: 10
05.10.2013 11:18:48.123 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: RetrieveMultiple => Stage: 20
05.10.2013 11:18:48.128 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: RetrieveMultiple => Stage: 40

05.10.2013 11:18:48.143 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: RetrieveMultiple => Stage: 10
05.10.2013 11:18:48.147 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: RetrieveMultiple => Stage: 20
05.10.2013 11:18:48.152 :: INFO :: Entity: list => Message: RetrieveMultiple => Stage: 40

First the marketing list is retrieved (Stage 10-20-40 => pre Validation, pre Operation and post Operation).

Then the AddItem message is triggered and the marketing list is added to the campaign (Stage 10-20).
Within this process the marketing list is updated (Stage 20-40 => there is no pre validation stage ?!) and the “last used on” date value is set.

The next retrievemultiple messages are used to display the related marketing lists. The question is – why two times ?

Debugging shows the content of the first and second fetchxml:

<fetch distinct="false" no-lock="true" mapping="logical" page="1" count="4" returntotalrecordcount="true">
<entity name="list">
<attribute name="membercount" />
<attribute name="listname" />
<attribute name="listid" />
<attribute name="listname" />
<attribute name="membercount" />
<order attribute="listname" descending="false" />
<link-entity name="campaignitem" to="listid" from="entityid" link-type="inner">
<link-entity name="campaign" to="campaignid" from="campaignid" link-type="inner">
<filter type="and">
<condition attribute="campaignid" operator="eq" value="{CCD0CE13-9C2D-E311-B696-000C2926DDE4}" />
</filter>
</link-entity>
</link-entity>
</entity>
</fetch>
<fetch distinct="false" no-lock="true" mapping="logical" page="1" count="250" returntotalrecordcount="true">
<entity name="list">
<attribute name="listname" />
<attribute name="createdfromcode" />
<attribute name="type" />
<attribute name="lastusedon" />
<attribute name="purpose" />
<attribute name="listid" />
<attribute name="listname" />
<attribute name="type" />
<attribute name="createdfromcode" />
<attribute name="lastusedon" />
<attribute name="purpose" />
<order attribute="listname" descending="true" />
<link-entity name="campaignitem" to="listid" from="entityid" link-type="inner">
<link-entity name="campaign" to="campaignid" from="campaignid" link-type="inner">
<filter type="and">
<condition attribute="campaignid" operator="eq" value="{CCD0CE13-9C2D-E311-B696-000C2926DDE4}" />
</filter>
</link-entity>
</link-entity>
</entity>
</fetch>

Of course the AddItem message is also triggered if you add a campaign activity to a campaign which already has related marketing lists.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Enable Tracing

Required registry entries

Name Type Data value Notes
TraceEnabled DWORD A value of 0 or 1 If you use a value of 0, tracing is disabled. If you use a value of 1, tracing is enabled.
TraceDirectory String C:\CRMTrace The TraceDirectory registry entry specifies the directory for the trace log files. The directory must exist, and the user who starts the Microsoft CRMAppPool must have full control over this directory. When you install Microsoft CRM, the default user is NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE. This entry is only required for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0. For later versions, the trace directory is set to the install location of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM program files, C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\Trace
TraceRefresh DWORD A number between zero and 99 When the data is changed, the trace settings in the other trace registry entries are applied.

Optional registry entries

Name Type Data value Notes
TraceCategories String or Multi-String Category.Feature:TraceLevel The TraceCategories registry entry is a combination of a category, a feature, and a trace level. You can specify multiple categories, features, and trace levels. Separate each combination by using a semicolon. For a list of categories, features, and trace levels and for sample combinations that are valid, see the “Trace level values” section.
TraceCallStack DWORD A value of 0 or 1 If you use a value of 0, the call stack is not included in the trace file. If you use a value of 1, the call stack is included in the trace file.
TraceFileSizeLimit DWORD A size between 1 and 100 MB The TraceFileSizeLimit registry entry specifies the maximum size of trace files. New files are created when the limit is reached.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Xrm.Page.ui.formSelector

formSelector

The Xrm.Page.ui.formSelector contains an items collection that provides capabilities to query the forms available for the current user.

formSelector.getCurrentItem

Method to return a reference to the form currently being shown.

When only one form is available this method will return null.

formSelector.items

A collection of all the form items accessible to the current user.

Only those forms that share an association with one of the user’s security roles are available in this collection.

 

 

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Xrm.Page object model

XrmPageModel

 

Object Description
context Provides methods to retrieve information specific to an organization, a user, or parameters that were passed to the form in a query string.
data Provides access to the entity data and methods to manage the data in the form.
ui Contains methods to retrieve information about the user interface, in addition to collections for several sub components of the form.

 

 

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Client-side context

getContext

context = eContext.getContext();

getClient

Returns a value to indicate which client the script is executing in.

context.client.getClient();
Client Value
Browser Web
Outlook Outlook
Mobile Mobile

getClientState

Returns a value to indicate the state of the client.

Use this instead of the deprecated isOutlookOnline method.

context.client.getClientState();
Client Valid Clients
Online Web, Outlook, Mobile
Offline Outlook, Mobile

getClientUrl

Returns the base URL that was used to access the application.

Use this instead of the deprecated getServerUrl method.

context.getClientUrl();
Client Value
Microsoft Dynamics CRM (on-premises) http(s)://server/org
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online https://org.crm.dynamics.com
Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook with Offline Access when offline http://localhost:2525

getCurrentTheme

Returns a string representing the current Microsoft Office Outlook theme chosen by the user.

context.getCurrentTheme();
Value Theme
default Microsoft Dynamics CRM web application
Office12Blue Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook 2007 or 2010 Blue Theme
Office14Silver Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook 2007 or 2010 Silver or Black Theme

getOrgLcid

Returns the LCID value that represents the base language for the organization

context.getOrgLcid();

Vaild locale ID values can be found at Locale ID Chart.

The most needed:

English … 1033
French … 1036
German … 1031

getOrgUniqueName

Returns the unique text value of the organization’s name.

context.getOrgUniqueName();

getQueryStringParameters

Returns a dictionary object of key value pairs that represent the query string arguments that were passed to the page.

context.getQueryStringParameters();

getUserId

Returns the GUID of the SystemUser.Id value for the current user.

context.getUserId();

getUserLcid

Returns the LCID value that represents the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Language Pack that is the user selected as their preferred language.

context.getUserLcid();

Vaild locale ID values can be found at Locale ID Chart.

getUserName

Returns the name of the current user.

context.getUserName();

This method is only available for Updated Entities.

getUserRoles

Returns an array of strings that represent the GUID values of each of the security roles that the user is associated with or any teams that the user is associated with.

context.getUserRoles();

prependOrgName

Prepends the organization name to the specified path.

context.prependOrgName(sPath);

The value returned follows this pattern: “/”+ OrgName + sPath

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Prevent a record from being saved

function My_PreventSaveFunction(eContext) {
 eContext.getEventArgs().preventDefault();
}

This method is essential if you want to enable auto-save for most forms in an organization but disable it for specific forms. The following code registered for the onSave event with the execution context passed to it will prevent any saves that initiate from an auto-save but allow all others.

With auto-save enabled, navigating away is equivalent to Save and Close. This code will prevent any saves that are initiated by the 30 second timer or when people navigate away from a form with unsaved data.

function preventAutoSave(econtext) {
    var eventArgs = econtext.getEventArgs();
    if (eventArgs.getSaveMode() == 70 || eventArgs.getSaveMode() == 2) {
        eventArgs.preventDefault();
    }
}

You can even check if  the save event has been canceled because the preventDefault method was used in this event hander or a previous event handler:

econtext.getEventArgs().isDefaultPrevented()

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Save Event Arguments

Entity Event Mode Value
All Save 1
All Save and Close 2
All Save and New 59
All AutoSave 70
Activities Save as Completed 58
All Deactivate 5
All Reactivate 6
User or Team owned entities Assign 47
Email (E-mail) Send 7
Lead Qualify 16
Lead Disqualify 15

 

Below you find an example from the SDK RC to show all the available save modi:

function My_GetSaveModeTextFunction(eContext) {
 var saveModeCode = eContext.getEventArgs().getSaveMode();
 var saveModeText = "Unknown";
 switch (saveModeCode) {
  case 1:
   saveModeText = "Save";
   break;
  case 2:
   saveModeText = "SaveAndClose";
   break;
  case 5:
   saveModeText = "Deactivate";
   break;
  case 6:
   saveModeText = "Reactivate";
   break;
  case 7:
   saveModeText = "Send";
   break;
  case 15:
   saveModeText = "Disqualify";
   break;
  case 16:
   saveModeText = "Qualify";
   break;
  case 47:
   saveModeText = "Assign";
   break;
  case 58:
   saveModeText = "SaveAsCompleted";
   break;
  case 59:
   saveModeText = "SaveAndNew";
   break;
  case 70:
   saveModeText = "AutoSave";
   break;
 }
 return saveModeText;
}

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 OnPremise Licensing

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 for on-premises deployment

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 licensing from the Microsoft Dynamics pricelist starting 1 January 2014.
(18.09.2013)

  1.  Essential Light-weight access to custom applications
  • Read and write custom application data
  • Activity management, activity feeds
  • Access using Dynamics CRM desktop apps and mobile apps

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Essential User CAL: € 106,00
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Essential Device CAL: € 106,00

  1.  Basic Basic CRM, reporting, and custom applications
  • Basic CRM: Read and Write Accounts, Contacts, Cases, and Leads
  • Reporting, personal dashboards, and visualizations

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Basic User CAL: estimated pricing € 465,00
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Basic Device CAL: estimated pricing € 320,00

  1. Professional (Recommended) Full sales, service, marketing, and custom applications
  • Sales automation
  • Customer service automation
  • Marketing campaigns and lists
  • Manage System dashboards, charts, workflows & dialogs
  • Customize and administer Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Professional User CAL: estimated pricing € 1.337,00
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Professional Device CAL: estimated pricing € 1.070,00

  1. Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013

You need a Server License for each running phisical or virtual instance of the software! (even for non-productive – development servers)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013: estimated pricing € 6.690,00

  1. Access by External Users

Access by external (third party) users is included with the Server License; you do not need CALs unless using Microsoft Dynamics CRM client applications. External users are users that are not either your or your affiliates’ employees, or your or your affiliates’ onsite contractors or onsite agents.

  1. Administrative Users

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2013 allows for up to two seperate devices or users to access instances of the server software only to administer those instances, which do not consume CALs.

  1. Workgroup Edition

There is only a estimated USD price. Expect the final price in euro to be higher than this:  estimated pricing $ 2.462,00

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