Recently I added an update concerning the Fetch Tester 3000 containing some improved error handling. If you are unfamiliar, Fetch Tester 3000 is a terribly named Fetch XML Editor available on CodePlex. Before we look at the Fetch XML Editor Error Handling, let me provide a quick general update…
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Last Friday was interesting for me. I finally released the editor and oddly enough someone else released one as well. These solutions were hours apart and @crmanswers brilliantly called it “FetchXML Friday.”
The FetchXML builders are quite different presently but the feature paths look similar. My plan is to have the Fetch Tester 3000 work with both the XrmToolbox and as a managed solution within CRM. I can see users having a strong preference for one way or the other and so why not both? I also want to build a GUI. In fact, I’ve got a laundry list of features planned.
The benefit of the managed solution is leveraging context within CRM. I want to save and edit views with this tool. The SDK allows for complexities the normal interface doesn’t offer. Additionally, it would be cool to have an advanced find and switch to the Fetch Tester 3000 with it loading what’s already built in the advanced find. A managed solution can also be used with tablets.