CRM 2011 – Show Time Field Only

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in CRM 2011, Customizations, JavaScript |

I had a requirement to Show only Time portion of the date field in CRM as we had to schedule classes and the dates weren’t relevant just the times.

Here’s the function I’ve setup to hide the date portion of the field. unfortunately we’ve had to hide it using DOM manipulation as there is no way using the CRM SDK.

It’s a bit of a hack but it works. Tested with UR16.


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CRM 2011: At least one security token in the message could not be validated

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in CRM 2011 |

Got this weird error when trying to instantiate the XrmServiceContext class or even generating the OrganizationService.

The only thing that had changed was we had reset that users Password has changed. I tried under a different user login and it worked. Still don’t understand why but hope it saves someone some time.

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Cannot install Reporting Extensions for 2013 with the 2011 extensions installed on the same SQL server

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in CRM 2011, CRM 2013 |

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 5.0 Connector for SQL Server Reporting Services must be uninstalled before Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Reporting Extensions can be installed.

The error occurred when I was trying to install the reporting extensions for a new CRM 2013 demo instance as you cannot import an existing organisation without the reporting extensions.

Unfortunately there is no way around this (that I have found) and for the demo purpose I installed SQL on the same box as CRM.

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CRM 2011 – Set the Email regarding field to the contact in the recipient address

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in CRM 2011 |

Scenario: An email gets sent out and copies in the Queue Email Address. The Email router picks up the email and sticks it in the queue. Client wanted to automatically track the the email against the contact in the recipient address automatically (note: all contacts getting emails sent to already exist as contacts in the system). There was no way to do this using the workflow engine since the Recipient field and the Regarding field are two different types (partylist vs entityreference). I created a  plug-in to do the job. Register the plugin on pre-operation and this should do the job.


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CRM 2011 – Show Group Titles using the SiteMap

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in CRM 2011 |

In Dynamics CRM 2011 I created a new area with new groups however they are not grouped by the Title (i.e:. Title is not showing). Navigate to the Area Element in the SiteMap and add the ShowGroup=”true” 


Heres the modified XML file

This will now display the group headings.


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