Monthly Archives: May 2014

CRM 2013 Manipulate Look up to show Multiple Entity Record


Sometimes, we need to show multiple Entity record in the Look up of single Entity Look up in CRM 2013 like the Picture shown below. This Look up Dialog Box shows the record of two Entities, but the Look up is only of Contact

Two Entity Look Up


We can achieve this function by following code.

//Setting the lookup type
document.getElementById(LookUp_Logical_Name + "_i")
                      "<EntityTypeCode of Entities to be shown in the look up>");

//Setting the lookup name Ex :- account:1:Account,contact:2:Contact
document.getElementById(LookUp_Logical_Name + "_i")
                      "[<Logical name>:<EntityTypeCode>:<Schema Name of Entity>]");

//Setting the lookup icon  Ex:-/_imgs/ico_16_1.gif:/_imgs/ico_16_2.gif
document.getElementById(LookUp_Logical_Name + "_i")

// default type - Account entity To set the default entity
document.getElementById(LookUp_Logical_Name + "_i")

By Sukant Shekhar
Senior Software Engineer @Team DynamicsCRM.
Mindfire Solutions


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CRM 2013 Open Entity Form in new Window by JavaScript


During our customization in CRM, we need to open one Entity Form by JavaScript in a new Window.


By using Xrm.Utility.openEntityForm, it opens the record page in the same page or opens the record in a new Form.


To open the record in the new Window or to open in a new Dialog, we can use the following code

Note: Please give the Logical Name as Record Type is not taken in CRM 2013

function OpenRecords(Record_Id, Logical_Name_Of_Entity) {
    var reletivePath = "main.aspx?etn=" + Logical_Name_Of_Entity;
    reletivePath = reletivePath + "&pagetype=entityrecord&id=";

    var height = 1300; // Height of the Record Page.
    var width = 900; // Width of the Record Page.
    var windowName = "_blank";
    var serverUrl = Xrm.Page.context.getServerUrl();
    var nAgt = navigator.userAgent;

    if (serverUrl != null && serverUrl != "" 
        Record_Id.replace("{", "").replace("}", "") != null)
        serverUrl = serverUrl + reletivePath;
        serverUrl = serverUrl + Record_Id.replace("{", "").replace("}", "");
        if (nAgt.indexOf("Firefox") != -1) {
        } else {
                       "titlebar=yes, resizable=yes");

By Sukant Shekhar
Senior Software Engineer @Team DynamicsCRM.
Mindfire Solutions


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CRM 2013 JqGrid Theme

Behind the Scene

We built a Grid using a jqgrid Plugin in JavaScript for CRM 2011. That time the theme of the jqgrid was matching the CRM theme. But when we moved the solution to CRM 2013, the Grid was looking an odd one out as CRM 2013 Look and Feel was different.


I tried to change the CSS of jqgrid and match it with the theme of CRM 2013, but found some problem with it. Then we have to remove the CSS used for the Grid and build a new CSS file for 2013.


The CSS, which were removed from the HTML page :-
1. jquery-ui-1.7.1.custom.css
2. ui.jqgrid.css (given in the jqGrid Plugin folder)

The CSS newly added for CRM 2013 is :- ui.jqgrid_custom.css (Custom build)
Feel free to click and download the CSS file and implement in your CRM projects.

Previously the Look was


Now it has been Transformed to

jqGrid New

By Sukant Shekhar
Senior Software Engineer @Team DynamicsCRM.
Mindfire Solutions


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