Browser extensions are great software components which increase productivity and let browser do things which they can’t otherwise.
For Dynamics CRM a few add-ons are available which do fantastic things for CRM developers, testers and power users. This post will review these extensions and their features.
Dynamics CRM Power Pane
Dyanamics CRM Power Pane is developed by Onur Menal (CRM technical consultant from Turkey) and is available for Chrome and Firefox.
Its features are classified as:
- Record Actions
- Form Actions
For any record, with a click, we can see record guid, record url, entity name and entity type id. Copying a record to clone in a new tab is another useful record action. Form actions let the user enable all fields, show hidden fields, disable value requirement, get schema names as the field label, and copy schema names in form. Other features like showing optionset or field values, highlighting the dirty field and refreshing ribbon or form are also useful form actions. Navigation section directly opens a record, entity editor, and mobile clients. Power Pane also has some performance and diagnostic features.
Level up for Dynamics CRM/365
Level up for Dynamics CRM/365 is developed by Natraj Yegnaraman (MVP from Melbourne, Australia) and is available for Chrome.
Its features are categorized as:
Level up has almost all major features offered by Power Pane and a good thing is it offers some unique features as well. For example ‘God Mode’ makes all mandatory fields optional, hidden fields/tabs/sections visible and read-only fields editable. Some other cool features allow refreshing all sub grids, refreshing page and turning autosave off, toggling tabs, copying and pasting lookup value, opening lookup in a new window, seeing a list of business rules and workflows in a separate tab. From navigation section, in a new tab, it can open different CRM sections. Overall I have found it very useful.
Dynamics CRM DevTools
DevTools is offered by Sonoma Partners (Microsoft Partner from the United States) and is available for Chrome.
It has some common features of other tools (like enabling form, showing schema names, showing hidden fields, refreshing form, record properties, performance tools, user and record details etc). Unique features are the possibility to run fetchXML, list of plugin, setting focus to a field and changing field value for testing. DevTools also offers a set of performance and debugging reports.
I have not got a chance to use it, here I m pasting its description provided by the publisher:
Also it provides storage support for your snippets.
Have you used or developed an extension which I have not covered in this post? kindly comment if there is.
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