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Bing Map Browser Solution ~ Hierarchical Tree View 

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In case you aren’t aware, Silverlight and JavaScript Web Resources support the SOAP service(Organization.svc) of CRM 2011 in addition to the REST service(OrganizationData.svc). For more details, see here. SOAP service provides additional capabilities that are currently not present in the REST service. Few of these that I personally like are: Execute Fetch XML based requests for RetrieveMultiple….Read more

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Fetch-Xml based Reports: Bits & Pieces 

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With Fetch-xml based reports in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, users can now create custom reports in Microsoft CRM Online. The CRM Report Authoring extension for BIDS provides a rich authoring experience for creating such custom reports. Abhijit Gore has a great introduction post on authoring and updating fetch based report using BIDS. In this post,…Read more

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CRM 2011 Charts – Know the Real Potential ~ Part I 

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7. Now Click Export and save the Xml. You will get the exported Xml like: <visualization> <visualizationid>{A3A9EE47-5093-DE11-97D4-00155DA3B01E}</visualizationid> <name>Sum(Estimated Revenue) by Owner</name > <description>Shows the estimated revenue by owner.</description> <primaryentitytypecode>opportunity</primaryentitytypecode> <datadescription> <datadefinition> <fetchcollection> <fetch mapping="logical" aggregate="true"> <entity name="opportunity"> <attribute alias="aggregate_column" name="estimatedvalue" aggregate="sum" /> <attribute groupby="true" alias="groupby_column" name="ownerid" /> </entity> </fetch> </fetchcollection> <categorycollection> <category> <measurecollection> <measure alias="aggregate_column"…Read more

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Simple Chart Modification in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 

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Edit the XML Below is a complete chart file. Note the highlighted sections – we’ll drill into them next. <visualization> <visualizationid>{87293554-2482-DE11-9FF3-00155DA3B012}</visualizationid> <name>Sales Pipeline Chet 2</name> <description>Shows the sum of estimated revenue in each stage of the sales pipeline.</description> <primaryentitytypecode>opportunity</primaryentitytypecode> <datadescription> <datadefinition> <fetchcollection> <fetch mapping=”logical” count=”10″ aggregate=”true”> <entity name=”opportunity”> <attribute name=”estimatedvalue” aggregate=”sum” alias=”sum_estimatedvalue” /> <attribute name=”stepname”…Read more

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How to create/read xml file from Microsoft Dynamics NAV without using xmlports 

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Periodically we receive support requests about XMLport errors, which really are missing features in xmlport’s functionality.However most of these requests are rejected because: xmlports are not supposed to fulfill all possible xml standard scenarios.So there always will be xml file which can’t be created or readed by NAV xmlport.Possible workaround could be to use XML DOM automations. Create…Read more

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Using XMLports With Web Services 

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As a follow-up on my recent webcast (found HERE), here is the general walkthrough of how to create an XMLport and use it for sending data to NAV. First, what we want to do is create our XMLport and make sure it has the elements and values that we want. For the root element, I…Read more

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xRMVirtual Newsletter Highlights 

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“This newsletter is packed full of stuff this month, read on, click some links, refer some new members.” – CRM MVP Julie Yack Do you want a free (FREE!!!!!) pass to the PDC ‘09 conference? We happen to have one to give away. How do you get it? It’s pretty easy, refer new members to…Read more

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Best Practices for CRM Memory Usage 

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Are you trying to improve the memory usage of your .net application? I’ve spent some time recently trying to improve memory usage of our .net code. In this blog, I would like to share techniques for debugging memory issues as well as useful coding practices that would help. .Net Framework does a great job of…Read more

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Support for COUNT(DISTINCT) in Fetch XML queries 

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We have made a couple of enhancements to the aggregate query feature of Fetch XML. These updates have shipped for version 4.0 as part of UR2 and for version 3.0 as documented in KB Article 960079. So far we only supported the count aggregate function which essentially did a count(*) on the base table of…Read more

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Performance Testing using DbPopulator 

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DbPopulator is a tool used by MSCRM performance team to populate different types of data (qualitatively and quantitatively) in the MSCRM test boxes for performance testing. This tool is available as part of CRM Performace Toolkit (download available in http://www.codeplex.com/crmperftoolkit) and can be used to test SDK Create performance. I will describe how we can…Read more

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Boost performance with Pre-generated XmlSerializers 

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Creating an XmlSerializer has a well-known performance cost since .net will generate a temporary helper assembly which requires a compiler call. Additionally, the assembly cannot be unloaded without unloading the hosting application domain causing high memory usage when several XmlSerializer objects are constructed. Sometimes this assembly-generating process happens in a more indirect manner like the…Read more

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