Use IsDateEmpty property of SharePoint DateTime Control to check for null

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We were using SharePoint:DateTimeControl
in one of our Application Pages in SharePoint. The control returns current date time for SelectedDate if no date is selected.

To check for this we can use IsDateEmpty property.

JavaScript runtime error: Unable to get property ‘get_code’ of undefined or null reference in CRM

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We can get the ‘get_code’ error if we are using Assign Step in Action/Workflow and the value is null for the field selected.

Here we need to use If condition to check if the value exist for that particular field before using Assign Step.

CRM 2013 – Understanding Business Rules

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Originally posted on Hosk's Dynamic CRM Blog:

What are business rules

Business rules were added to CRM 2013 and a way to provide client side scripting/validating/field or section hiding without having to write any JavaScript.  For context server side customization’s are plugins/workflows (e.g. code written in C# is executed on the server)

Business rules are also known as portable business logic (although I don’t know anyone who calls them that) because they also work on the mobile app.

What can business rules do

  • Set field values
  • Show/hide fields – Visibility
  • Enable/disable fields
  • change the requirement levels on fields (e.g. business required, recommend)
  • Show error messages

All the features above were usually done using Javascript in CRM 2011.

I have written a quick guide to business rules here

Why are business rules useful

Business rules are useful because they allow non developers to provide the functionality mentioned above on forms.  Business rules can be used on Main and…

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Types of fields in Dynamics CRM 2013

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Originally posted on Microsoft Dynamics CRM Blog:

As you use fields in your customizations the first thing you need to understand are the types of fields you can create and edit and some of the system fields an entity may have. The following table summarizes field types available in Dynamics CRM 2013.

Field data type Description
Single Line of Text Up to 4000 characters of text can be in this field. You can set a maximum length to less than this. This field has several format options that will change the presentation of the text. These options are Email, Text, Text Area, URL and Ticker Symbol and Phone.
For more information check Single line of text format options below.
Multiple Lines of Text Up to 1,048,576 characters of text can be in this field. You can set a maximum length to less than this. When you add this field to the form you can specify the…

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Sample code: Using jqGrid in ASP.NET page to show CRM data

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Sample code: Using jqGrid in ASP.NET page to show CRM data

Just sharing a simple ASP.NET page that uses jqGrid to show contact records in CRM and allows user to search.

Here is the code SampleJQGrid.zip (remove .doc)

Hope it helps ..