{Workaround} Show symbols on out of box grids with minimum effort: Dynamics CRM

We often have requirement to show status in some graphical representation/symbol on out of box CRM Grids. So, here is a workaround which can help in supported way to achieve the same.

There is extended ASCII set in which we can include following kind of symbols on option set value texts ( which can be set in scripts to represent some symbol dependent on business requirement) . In the example below, I have used two symbols one filled star, other unfilled star to denote various status of Access Request:

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Following is the complete list of symbols that can be used(Just copy and paste ones you want into your option set text fields):

Alphanumeric

· ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦ ⑧ ⑨ ⑩ ⑪ ⑫ ⑬ ⑭ ⑮ ⑯ ⑰ ⑱ ⑲ ⑳

· Ⓐ Ⓑ Ⓒ Ⓓ Ⓔ Ⓕ Ⓖ Ⓗ Ⓘ Ⓙ Ⓚ Ⓛ Ⓜ Ⓝ Ⓞ Ⓟ Ⓠ Ⓡ Ⓢ Ⓣ Ⓤ Ⓥ Ⓦ Ⓧ Ⓨ Ⓩ

· ⓐ ⓑ ⓒ ⓓ ⓔ ⓕ ⓖ ⓗ ⓘ ⓙ ⓚ ⓛ ⓜ ⓝ ⓞ ⓟ ⓠ ⓡ ⓢ ⓣ ⓤ ⓥ ⓦ ⓧ ⓨ ⓩ

Arrows

· ► ◄ ▶ ◀ ▷ ◁ △ ▲ ▽ ▼ ◢ ◣ ◥ ◤

· ↨ ↕ ↑ ↓ → ← ↔ ↘ ↙« »

· ☚ ☛ ☜ ☝ ☞ ☟

· ✈ ➳ ➽

Astronomy

· ☾ ☽ ☼ ☀ ☄

Card Suits

· ♥ ♦ ♣ ♠

· ♡ ♢ ♤ ♧

Chess Pieces

· ♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟

· ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙

Crosses, Stars & Flowers

· ☩ ☨ ☦ ✙ ✚ ✛ ✜ ✝ ✞ ✠

· ╰☆╮✡ ۞ ★ ☆ ⋆ ✩ ✮ ✯ ✰ ❇ ❈ ❅ ❄ ❆

· ❀ ✿ ❁ ✾

Greek Letters

· ∂ ∆ ∏ ∑

Miscellaneous

· ✉ ✍ ✎ ✏ ✐✑✒ ⌨

· ✂ ✄

· ☎ ☏ ✆

· ⌛ ⌚

· ♨ ☠ *๑ ۩ ۞

Music

· ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ ¶

Planets

· ☉ – Sun,

· ☿ – Mercury

· ♀ – Venus (Female)

· ♁ – Earth (or ⊕)

· ☾ – Moon (or ☽ ● ◯)

· ♂ – Mars (Male)

· ♃ – Jupiter

· ♄ – Saturn

· ♅ – Uranus

· ♆ – Neptune

· ♇ – Pluto

Religious

· 卐 卍 ☯ ✡☨ ✞ ✝☥ ☦ ☧ ☩ ☪ ☫ ☬ ☭ ✌ ☮

Smiley

· ☺ ☻ ツ ㋡ ㋛

Weather

· ☁ ☂ ☃

Zodiac

· ♈ – Aries (The Ram)

· ♉ – Taurus (The Bull)

· ♊ – Gemini (The Twins)

· ♋ – Cancer (The Crab)

· ♌ – Leo (The Lion)

· ♍ – Virgo (The Virgin)

· ♎ – Libra (The Scales)

· ♏ – Scorpio (The Scorpion)

· ♐ – Sagittarius (The Centaur)

· ♑ – Capricorn (The Goat)

· ♒ – Aquarius (The Water Bearer)

· ♓ – Pisces (The Fish)

Sources for ASCII set:

· http://vnamedia.net/

· http://facebook-emoticons-symbols.blogspot.com/

Hope it helps!

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4 thoughts on “{Workaround} Show symbols on out of box grids with minimum effort: Dynamics CRM

  1. Is there any way to display the symbols (or any field from an entity) in a view using different color based on some rules? Like if sale probability <50% it should be red, <80% yellow and above 80% green.

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