Microsoft CRM 2011 Timeouts and Limits

August 31, 2012

One of my colleagues has pointed out this article, describing Microsoft CRM 2011 Timeouts and Limits.  At last, this useful info is concentrated in one clear resource. It should appear in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK. To help propagate  this information, here it is again:   Timeouts Single SQL query timeout Defaults to 30 seconds HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSCRM\OLEDBTimeout ...
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Plugin based Auto Numbering

The Plugin based Auto Numbering solution suggested by KHeiman here is brilliant. It can be packaged in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 solution, can be deployed online and take advantage of the plugin built-in transaction support feature. One thing to note though, is that plugin transaction spans across all execution pipeline events. That means that the transaction will begin on the first pre-event plugin registered for the message/entity combination and will end after the last post-event plugin registered for  the message/entity combination is executed. If you rely on plugins to perform time consuming operations, the transaction lock may last longer that you...

Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Charts to Count Records

August 7, 2012

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Grids display the number or retrieved records for the selected view, as long as the number is lower than 5000. When the number exceeds 5000, the Grid counter shows the value +5000. One of my customers would like to allow some users to view the total number of the Case entity records in the application. As this number is larger than 5000 records, the Grid counter is not a viable solution. One possible solution is the Chart, which usually works in conjunction with the Grid view criteria. In order to...