Archive for the Upgrade to CRM 2011 Category

Upgrades: Contracts and Contract Detail Records

Contracts within Dynamics CRM can sometimes be a little peculiar to work with.  Case in point: You must have at least one Contract Detail record associated with the contract in order to make it function properly. The issue there is that some companies don’t actually care about […]

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CRM Upgrade Tip o’ the Day: Start Fresh

This may not be possible in all organizations or situations but if you can, do the following: 1. Restart the SQL Server 2. On the CRM web server, perform an IISRESET.   This gives us a clean environment with which to work and can make the upgrade […]

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CRM Upgrade Tip o’ the Day: Check your resources

Before you begin the actual upgrade process to upgrade a CRM 4.0 instance to CRM 2011, make sure you have all of the resources required to complete the task. Here are a few things that might stop or delay you:   Active Directory Access Make sure you […]

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.NET Upgrade: Interesting Workflow Activity Upgrade Issue

I ran into an interesting issue today upgrading a custom workflow activity.  I received this error: <OrganizationServiceFault xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/xrm/2011/Contracts" xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">   <ErrorCode>-2147200995</ErrorCode>   <ErrorDetails xmlns:a="http://schemas.datacontract.org/2004/07/System.Collections.Generic" />   <Message>Duplicate workflow activity group name: ”, activity name: ‘Assign email regarding to case’.</Message>   <Timestamp>2013-06-14T19:45:24.1533902Z</Timestamp>   <InnerFault>     <ErrorCode>-2147200995</ErrorCode>     <ErrorDetails […]

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iFrame URLs: Another unexpected UR12 modification

I was moving some custom code into a customer’s development environment when I noticed what I consider a breaking change that I am assuming was added in Update Rollup 12. The URL field on an iFrame’s properties is now converted to a fully-qualified URL. Imagine starting with […]

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JavaScript Upgrade Strategies webinar follow-up

The recording today’s webinar is now up: http://www.xrmvirtual.com/events/javascript_upgrade_crm2011_Mitch_Milam Here are the main talking points from today’s meeting: Strategies: Here are the strategies I follow when performing an upgrade from CRM 4.0 to CRM 2011: #1: Create a test environment #2: Upgrade your object model #3: Use Visual […]

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Transformer! 2.5 for Dynamics CRM Released

Hi Everyone, Well I’ve yet again changed the name of my JavaScript conversion tool for Dynamics CRM, added a bunch of new features, and changed the licensing to better match my other products. Visit the product page here.   Here’s an overview: JavaScript Conversion Since the initial […]

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Changes to IFRAME Properties

In Dynamics CRM 4.0, the Label property of an IFRAME was not required:   With Dynamics CRM 2011, the Label property is required:   This is not a problem until you attempt to edit the properties of an IFRAME. If the Label is blank, you will receive […]

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Upgrade Your URL Parameter References

There are times when working in either JavaScript or .NET where you need to either display a CRM record or give the user the option of clicking a link to display a CRM record. The CRM 2011 SDK documents this process here: Open Forms, Views, Dialogs and […]

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JavaScript Conversion: Creating a supported LookupControlItem method

In Dynamics CRM 4.0, you could use an unsupported internal function to create the value to be inserted into a Lookup control.  The code would look something like this: var lookupItem = new Array(); lookupItem[0] = new LookupControlItem(“{3A6C1B06-C62F-DC11-AFC2-0019B9B20373}”, 1, “A Sales Store 3”); crmForm.all.pricelevelid.DataValue = lookupItem;   […]

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