{Tips and Tricks} Adding required components in Dynamics CRM 2011/2013 Solution

Often we land up in scenarios during solution import and export to a new organisation that a required component is missing. Then we keep scratching our heads to figure out a way to find and add relevant components. I happened to have a look at this cool button which eases out the pain a bit in this case:

Go to Your solution and see this button (one at the end):


Select the component you want to find required components of and add them:


Click Ok and you are done. Hope it helps!

{Tips and Tricks} Show message to fill data on text field in CRM 2013

Often we want to give message to user on filling some critical text fields, let’s take example of such a case here:


So, we want to achieve this we need to configure a business rule:

Go to Settings->Customizations->Customize the system->Entity->Business Rules and create a new rule as per below screen:

Put Condition as below:


Put Action as below:


Save and activate the business rule. Make sure the scope on top right corner is set to intended form:


This should start showing default text for you on the field. Hope it helps!