How to add/ edit/ remove subjects in CRM?

Subjects field is a commonly used in Products, Cases, Sales Literature and Articles. Using this, we can organize them in a Tree structure.

Follow the below steps to Add/ Edit/ Remove subjects.

Step 1: Go to Settings -> Business Management -> Subjects

Settings - Subjects - Business Management Setting

Step 2: Select the required Subject. Add/ Edit/ Remove subjects using Common Tasks Area.

In this below screen shot, I have selected Subject Products and added Product 1 and Product 2.

Subject Common Tasks Area

Step 3: Open New Case/ Articles record to see the updated Subjects.

Case Subject

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Unified Service Desk 3.0.0 released

You can download Unified Service Desk 3.0.0 Version Package Deployer and Executables from the below links,

Name Size Download Link Description
Dynamics365-USD-3.0.0.859-PackageDeployer 85.4 MB Click here USD Package Deployer to install solution components in CRM
Dynamics365-USD-3.0.0.859-amd64 88.9 MB Click here 64 bit USD client
Dynamics365-USD-3.0.0.859-i386 88.9 MB Click here 32 bit USD Client

Click here to see “What’s new in Unified Service Desk 3.0.0

OnOrAfter Vs Greater than for DateTime field in CRM

OnOrAfter:

This operator will consider Only Date but not Time to filter records.

Greater than:

This operator will consider both Date and Time.

By default both takes Time as 12:00 AM, if we don’t give any time and fetch records.

Retrieve 5000+ records using FetchXML and Query Expression

In my previous post, explained how to Retrieve 5000+ entity records using Query Expression,

In this post, will explain how to Retrieve 5000+ entity records using FetchXML and Query Expression.

Example: Retrieve All contact records where MobilePhone data is not null.

use below method,

public static EntityCollection RetrieveAllRecordsUsingFetchXML(IOrganizationService service, string fetchXML)
 {
 var moreRecords = false;
 int page = 1;
 var cookie = string.Empty;
 var entityCollection = new EntityCollection();
 do
 {
 var xml = string.Format(fetchXML, cookie);
 var collection = service.RetrieveMultiple(new FetchExpression(xml));

if (collection.Entities.Count > 0) entityCollection.Entities.AddRange(collection.Entities);

moreRecords = collection.MoreRecords;
 if (moreRecords)
 {
 page++;
 cookie = string.Format("paging-cookie='{0}' page='{1}'", System.Security.SecurityElement.Escape(collection.PagingCookie), page);
 }
 Console.WriteLine(entityCollection.Entities.Count);
 } while (moreRecords);

return entityCollection;
 }

Get the required FetchXML from CRM Advanced Find and format using FetchXML Formatter Online.

For the example stated above, required FetchXML is as follows,

string fetchXML = "<fetch version='1.0' output-format='xml-platform' mapping='logical' distinct='false' {0}>" +
" <entity name='contact'>" +
" <attribute name='fullname' />" +
" <attribute name='mobilephone' />" +
" <attribute name='contactid' />" +
" <order attribute='fullname' descending='false' />" +
" <filter type='and'>" +
" <condition attribute='mobilephone' operator='not-null' />" +
" </filter>" +
" </entity>" +
"</fetch>";

Note: Do not forget to append {0} in the first line of the formatted FetchXML.

How to Call Method?

EntityCollection contactCollection = RetrieveAllRecordsUsingFetchXML(_orgService, fetchXML);
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