Missing Posts tab in Social Pane in CRM 2013.



Recently we added Social Pane to one of our custom entity form in CRM 2013. It was only showing Notes and Activities tab. Posts tab was missing.

To get the Posts tab we need to activate Post for that custom entity, which can be done through Post Configurations page.

However the Post Configuration area was missing in our CRM’s site map navigation.

To add it back, we need to follow the steps mentioned this post


i.e. to add the following SubArea

<SubArea Id=”nav_administration” ResourceId=”Homepage_Administration” DescriptionResourceId=”Administration_SubArea_Description” Icon=”/_imgs/ico_18_administration.gif” Url=”/tools/Admin/admin.aspx” AvailableOffline=”false” />

<SubArea Id=”nav_social” ResourceId=”Social_SubArea_Title” DescriptionResourceId=”Social_SubArea_Description” Icon=”/_imgs/area/16_social.png” Url=”/tools/social/social_area.aspx” AvailableOffline=”false” />

<SubArea Id=”msdyn_postconfig” ResourceId=”Activity_Feed_Configuration” Entity=”msdyn_postconfig” />


Add Email and Post Configuration to SiteMap


Hope it helps..



Missing Activities tab in Social Pane in CRM 2013



Was working on a task wherein we had to add Social Pane to a form of a custom entity. We enabled the Notes for the entity (Activities was already enabled).

However after adding it to the form it was only showing only Notes tab.

The solution we found was to export the entity and change the following value to 1 for the particular form.

Saving and importing back the solution fixed the issue.


The helpful post


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Solved: The remote server returned an error: (413) Request Entity Too Large in WCF Service.



Recently created a WCF Service to be used for file upload.

Was getting the below error for large file

Setting the binding in the following manner fixed the issue

<binding maxReceivedMessageSize="2147483647"
<readerQuotas maxDepth="32"

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Reports in Dynamics CRM 2013


Nishant Rana:

List of OOB reports in CRM

Originally posted on Microsoft Dynamics CRM Blog:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 includes reports that provide useful business information to the user. These reports are based on Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, and provide the same set of features that are available for the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services reports. The report definition (data and layout) of Microsoft Dynamics CRM reports are contained in an .rdl file, and the contents of the .rdl file conform to the Microsoft SQL Server Report Definition Language Specification.

1. System Reports (Out-of-box Reports):

Dynamics CRM 2013 comes with 25 out-of-box reports for viewing your business data. The following table shows a list of available reports and what data they get when you run.

Name Description
Account Distribution Identify patterns in top revenue-generating accounts.
Account Overview View a one-page overview of an account.
Account Summary View a chronological summary of an account.
Activities Display a list of activities.
Campaign Activity Status Track campaign…

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“The formula is empty” exception while importing solution in CRM 2015


Got this error while trying to import a managed solution.

It was giving this error for Calculated fields.

On checking these fields in the source CRM realized that these fields were missing Action in them.

Adding appropriate action to them and then exporting and importing the same solution worked fine.

Hope it helps..