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How to use Selenium IDE(Automation Software Testing Tool)

By xrmlabs webmaster on 2/21/2013

Selenium IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is an open source automation testing tool that is used to test web based applications. Selenium IDE mainly works on ‘record and play‘ based functionality where we can record the test script and play it. Selenium IDE is used to made up automated test cases. Selenium IDE is an open source Mozilla Firefox Add-On .

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Query Strings in ASP.NET

By xrmlabs webmaster on 2/21/2013

The Query string is a common way of passing data or "Query Parameter" to a web page. The web page can receive this parameter and react accordingly. A Query string can be a search keyword or a page number or something similar. Query string values are appended to the end of the web page URL. They start with a question mark (?) followed by the query string term (or parameter name) followed by an equal sign (=) and the given parameter’s value. You can add as many query parameters as you like. However the next parameter will be delimited with an ampersand (&). Now lets dive into the code to under stand it much better


Hidden Fields in ASP.NET

By xrmlabs webmaster on 2/18/2013

To preserve the  data during the page post back and page load  hidden fields are used . In ASP.NET it is used by view state . Hidden fields are input fields and  not visible to the user . You can add hidden fields on your page. You can also store the data in these fields but the data is stored in its value property . The information which is stored in the hidden fields can be rendered for a single page . Using the hidden fields the page should be submitted to the server .  


Store images and show in a album using upload and repeater command in ASP.NET

By xrmlabs webmaster on 2/15/2013

In this simple application you can upload images to your website then you can show these images in the album with a repeater command.


MS CRM 2011 Unable to restore SQL Server enterprise database to SQL Server 2012

By xrmlabs webmaster on 1/18/2013
Hi All,

Few days back we were migrating our MS CRM 2011 databases from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012 edition when we we encountered the following problem.

Database 'YOURORG_MSCRM' cannot be started in this edition of SQL Server because it contains a partition function 'AuditPFN'. Only Enterprise edition of SQL Server supports partitioning.
Database 'YOURORG_MSCRM' cannot be started because some of the database functionality is not available in the current edition of SQL Server. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 905)

After searching a bit on the web I found that this problem is causes if your were using MS CRM 2011 on SQL server Enterprise edition. MS CRM 2011 creates a partition for Audit when running on SQL server enterprise edition. To solve this problem you will have to drop indexes and other references from the MS CRM SQL Server database.

For doing so please use the following command. Before executing the following command I will strongly recommend that you back up your database and restore it with a different name and then try the following command on the new database instance.

IF EXISTS (SELECT name FROM sys.partition_schemes WHERE name='AuditPScheme')
  CASE WHEN ind.type != 1
    'DROP INDEX [dbo].[AuditBase].' + QUOTENAME(ind.name) + ' '
   ELSE ' '
  END +
  'CREATE ' + CASE is_unique WHEN 1 THEN 'UNIQUE ' ELSE '' END  +
  ind.type_desc + ' INDEX ' + QUOTENAME(ind.name  COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS )  + ' ON [dbo].' +  QUOTENAME(OBJECT_NAME(object_id)) + ' (' +
   SELECT name + CASE WHEN sc.is_descending_key = 1 THEN ' DESC' ELSE ' ASC' END + ','
    sys.index_columns sc
    JOIN sys.columns c ON sc.object_id = c.object_id AND sc.column_id = c.column_id
    OBJECT_NAME(sc.object_id) = 'AuditBase' AND
    sc.object_id = ind.object_id AND
    sc.index_id = ind.index_id
   ORDER BY index_column_id ASC
        )), 2, 8000)) + ')' +
  CASE WHEN ind.type = 1
    ' '
  END  as Script
 INTO #indexesScript
 FROM sys.indexes ind
 JOIN sys.partition_schemes ps on ind.data_space_id=ps.data_space_id
  OBJECT_NAME(object_id) = 'AuditBase'
  AND ps.name = 'AuditPScheme'
  AND is_unique_constraint = 0
 SELECT * FROM #indexesScript
 DECLARE @recreateScript nvarchar(max)
 SELECT Script FROM #indexesScript
 OPEN indScript
 FETCH NEXT FROM indScript INTO @recreateScript
  Execute sp_executesql @recreateScript
  IF @@ERROR > 0
   declare @message varchar(max)
   set @message = 'Audit history recreate index failed. SQL: ' + @recreateScript
      RAISERROR (@message, 10,1)
  FETCH NEXT FROM indScript INTO @recreateScript  
 CLOSE indScript  
 DROP TABLE #indexesScript

Running the above script will give you the following output.

CREATE UNIQUE CLUSTERED INDEX [cndx_PrimaryKey_Audit] ON [dbo].[AuditBase] (CreatedOn DESC,AuditId DESC) WITH (DROP_EXISTING = ON) ON
DROP INDEX [dbo].[AuditBase].[ndx_PrimaryKey_Audit] CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [ndx_PrimaryKey_Audit] ON [dbo].[AuditBase] (AuditId ASC,CreatedOn DESC)
DROP INDEX [dbo].[AuditBase].[ndx_ObjectId] CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [ndx_ObjectId] ON [dbo].[AuditBase] (ObjectId ASC,CreatedOn DESC)
DROP INDEX [dbo].[AuditBase].[ndx_UserId] CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [ndx_UserId] ON [dbo].[AuditBase] (UserId ASC,CreatedOn DESC)
DROP INDEX [dbo].[AuditBase].[fndx_ObjectTypeCode] CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [fndx_ObjectTypeCode] ON [dbo].[AuditBase] (ObjectTypeCode ASC,CreatedOn DESC)
DROP INDEX [dbo].[AuditBase].[ndx_SystemManaged_Audit] CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [ndx_SystemManaged_Audit] ON [dbo].[AuditBase] (CallingUserId ASC,Action ASC,Operation ASC,CreatedOn DESC)

Once done now you can backup the database and it will be restored without any problem on SQL Server 2012

For more information please refer to
Hope this helps 
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How to set background colour and remove border of a field in CRM 2011 using JavaScript?

By xrmlabs webmaster on 1/18/2013

How to set background colour and remove border of a field in CRM 2011 using JavaScript. The following function can be used to set the background colour and remove border of a field. function setBgColorandRemoveBorder(){     //Hide border of field in CRM 2011.     document.getElementById("fieldName").style.border="0px";     //Set background colour of text field in CRM 2011.     document.getElementById("fieldName").style.backgroundColor = "#f6f8fa"; } How to remove a Picklist Item using javascript? The following function can be used to remove a picklist item with a particular text from an OptionSet. function hideItemFromPiclist(fieldName, textValue){     var picklist = document.getElementById("fieldName");         for(var i = picklist.options.length - 1; i >= 0; i--){           ...

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RDP Session immediately ends on Windows server 2008

By xrmlabs webmaster on 11/25/2012

If your RDP session ends just after connecting and the event viewer is showing following problem then keep on reading the blog Faulting application name: svchost.exe_TermService, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc3c1 Faulting module name: rdpcorekmts.dll, version: 6.1.7600.16952, time stamp: 0x4f1f9e66 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x000000000000a793 Faulting process id: 0x2a8 Faulting application start time: 0x01cdd394d7347c3b Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\rdpcorekmts.dll Report Id: 0302db55-3f8a-11e2-a415-00155d945208 There is a windows update (number kb2667402) which needs to be un-installed and then reinstalled. For doing so please follow the steps below 1. Go to start  2. Type services.msc 3. Hit enter 4. Find "Remote desktop service"  5. Right click and select stop 6. This will prompt that other relates services will also ...

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Useful Javascript Function in CRM 2011

By xrmlabs webmaster on 11/6/2012

How to Show/Hide field in CRM 2011 Using Javascript function? The following code can be helpful to Show/Hide field in CRM 2011 Using Javascript function.  function HideShowField(){     //Hide the field.     Xrm.Page.ui.controls.get("fieldName").setVisible(false);           //Show the field.     Xrm.Page.ui.controls.get("fieldName").setVisible(true);  } How to make Disable/Not Disable field in CRM 2011 using Javascript function? The following code can be helpful to make Disable/Not Disable field in CRM 2011 Using Javascript function. function SetDisableField(){        var field = Xrm.Page.getControl("fieldName");        // if field is available on the form then make disable of the field.        if(field){         ...

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Helpful CRM 2011 JavaScript Code snippets

By xrmlabs webmaster on 10/25/2012

How to get the logical name of the entity for the current record in CRM 2011 using Javascript   Code Snippet:  var entityName = Xrm.Page.data.entity.getEntityName();   For instance , if the current record is contact the above code will return a string "contact" If you want to get current user id in crm 2011 form you can use Xrm.Page.context, you have to use getUserId() method for this you can use it like below   Xrm.Page.context.getUserId() Hope this helps

Data Relation using Data Set in .Net

By xrmlabs webmaster on 10/25/2012

DataSet:   The DataSet class represents a memory-resident database. It is a container for the DataTable and DataRelation classes.DataRelationIt is a Class to establish relation with more than one data in the dataset.   DataRelation class constructor takes three arguments to establish relationship with other table.  1. Strdatarelationname(String type).  2. Parent table columan name.  3. Child table columan name.   To get all data againsed parent table column name you have to use GetChildRows method, which takes one  arguments( Strdatarelationname). and after getting all fields value of child table you can go further with your own code whatever you want.   Here below code gives you example to relate two table using particular field of table.   DataSet ds = null;  protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)  {  ds = new DataSet();  ds.Tables.Add(MakeAuthorData());  ds.Tables.Add(MakeBookData( ...

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