Archive for the Transformer! Category

Converting to CRM 2011 JavaScript: Unsupported Internal Functions and Properties

I’ve seen a lot of CRM 4.0 JavaScript over the past year and a half as I work on my JavaScript conversion tool: CRM Migration Assistant. A lot of us used unsupported customizations to create a user experience that fit the needs of the customer.  Sometimes these […]

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Converting to CRM 2011 JavaScript: Setting Requirement Levels

In addition to showing and hiding fields in CRM 4.0, an additional technique many of us used was to change the requirement level of a field based on the value of another field.  Again, this was an unsupported customization but very, very common.   Setting the Requirement […]

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Converting to CRM 2011 JavaScript: Showing and Hiding form elements

Let’s face it: we all did unsupported customizations with our CRM 4.0 JavaScript in order to present to the user an interface that was contextually relevant. Most of that modification involved the showing and hiding of fields, sections, and tabs through the DOM manipulation by setting the […]

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CRM Migration Assistant 1.4 Released

We are releasing version 1.4 or our CRM JavaScript conversion tool, CRM Migration Assistant, today.   The trial version can be downloaded here.   Version 1.4 contains the following changes:   Fix: Two-byte characters improperly converted from a customization zip file If you attempted to convert an […]

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CRM Migration Assistant 1.3.3 Released

We have released a small update to the CRM Migration Assistant which includes the following updates: Added 0 and 1 as supported Submit Options Fixed issues with converting .AddOption to .addOption method. Conversion alerts were added for the following JavaScript properties: .title .vAlign .contentEditable .innerText Any .style […]

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Converting to CRM 2011 JavaScript: Form Elements

One of the most fascinating things I found during the creation of the CRM Migration Assistant is the different methods developers use to access CRM form fields, and other form elements. Normally, people access a form field using the following style of JavaScript: crmForm.all.name This is the […]

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Converting to CRM 2011 JavaScript: The basics

I thought that I would outline some of the conversion techniques that we use in the CRM Migration Assistant to convert JavaScript from the CRM 4.0  object model to the CRM 2011 object model. Many of the techniques we used in CRM 4.0 were technically unsupported.  But […]

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CRM Migration Assistant 1.3.1 Released

We’ve made a couple of changes to the CRM Migration Assistant this week. You may download the trial version here.   Navigation Element Conversion The conversion of navigation elements ( navActivities, navActivityHistory, etc. ) was initially added to convert code like this: var myvar = document.all.navOpps.style.display;   […]

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CRM Migration Assistant 1.3 Released

Version 1.3 of our JavaScript conversion tool, CRM Migration Assistant has been released. More information is available here.   Release Notes This month’s release focused mainly on enhancements to the conversion process.   Bug Fixes Corrected an issue that produced an error when connecting directly to CRM […]

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CRM Migration Assistant 1.2 Released

I’m proud to announce the release of version 1.2 of our CRM JavaScript conversion utility, the CRM Migration Assistant. New Features The following new features were added: QuikStats Lists the following statistics on the conversion process: Number of files Number of lines of JavaScript Conversion time Find […]

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