Editing Multiple Activities in Advanced Find Results Grid

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

One of my customers asked me why can’t she edit multiple Tasks (bulk edit) in Advanced Find results grid, while it is certainly possible in any other Tasks grid. I was not aware of the this limitation and tested it myself. It seems that the Edit command is disabled for all Activity types in Advanced Find results grid when trying bulk edit. What is the purpose of this limitation? Don’t really know, but here a quick workaround: Instead of searching for Tasks (or any other type of Activity), select Activities as the Advanced Find query entity...
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Debugging Workflow Custom Activities with Plugin Registration Tool

Friday, March 8, 2013

I have been using the Plugin Registration Tool to debug Plugins for sometime now and it has turned out to be a real time saver as it let’s you run and debug your code without having to trigger application events. This shortens debug cycles and allows Plugins debugging by multiple developers simultaneously without halting the W3WP process. I have just found out the Plugin Registration Tool can also help debug Custom Workflow Activities as well. Since this feature is currently not documented in the SDK or any other official literature, this post will guide you through. ...

Asynchronous Batch Process Pattern – Leveraging December 2012 Service Update (Polaris) Features

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

December 2012 Service Update features two new interesting capabilities: Custom Activities support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Executing multiple requests with the ExecuteMultipleRequest class   These capabilities allow important improvements to the Asynchronous Batch Process Pattern solution described here. So what’s new? The lack of Custom Activities support in Online deployment required the usage of a Plugin component to perform the Target Records query and implementing the Action Workflow to each result record.   With December 2012 Service Update Custom Activities support for...