14Nov

Fetch XML Editor (Part 2)

The saga continues…

I’m infatuated slightly so I’m not trying to hype this as much as just broadcast my own excitement.  The tool might not be as easy as stunnware was back in the day, but it should make things significantly easier.

Fetch XML Editor (Part 2)

Tonight I was able to get the auto-complete working for the linked-entity relationships (one-to-many).  Justin has got the validation taking place and it’s pretty incredible.  The error messages are clear and helpful.

I also built a mockup of the interface (let us know your feedback).

Love it or hate it?

Love it or hate it?

 

Random Useless Info

Found something the other day that I thought was interesting.  I never noticed this because I usually validate my fetch using Notepad++, but CRM doesn’t validate your fetch against the schema before executing.  This is probably due to performance.

Anyhow, this fetch will execute:

The results are NOT correct; however, the fetch does execute.

Why does this matter?  Look, I already said this was useless…  But it also means the validation feature within ft3 will be optional.

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Born and raised in Greenville, SC. I'm a coder to the core. The only thing I love more than coding is my family and your epic comments.

5 comments

  1. is the tool available to download, if so, where

    mentioning stunnware brings back thoughts of CRM 4 development

  2. hey Paul, this is going to be very helpful!
    I would love to give it a try as I do a lot of fetchXML myself.

  3. https://advancedfindplus.codeplex.com/ has a build in fetchxml editor and execute the result use adv find window

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