CRM 2011 SMS custom activity Characters Remaining field

Paul Nieuwelaar in his blog has implemented some javascript for the characters remaining field.

This saves me a lot of time from reinventing the wheel. All I then did was to set the default value to the field (160 characters for SMS).

Also make sure that you put the 160 limit on the multiline textbox, but leave the minimum value for the charactersremaining field to be -20000000 to avoid the annoying message box.



Hope this helps,
Andreas

CRM 2011 disable lookup type for customer field or partylist

Sometimes we want to lock the lookup type for customer field type or partylist type. To do this, use the javascript (e.g. Account Type only):



Hope this helps,
Andreas

CRM 2011 Export Entities Tabs and Sections Name

CRM does not provide a functionality to list all your tab and section names. With the help of SQL XML parsing feature, I managed to create an sql script to read the FormXML of the entities and parse out the tabs and sections name.

This is useful if you want to see all the tabs and sections that you have added. Enough said, this is the script:



Hope this helps,
Andreas