Monday, August 31, 2015
FAV Plugin for Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Formula, Aggregation and Validation
InfoStrat has developed the FAV Plugin for use with Microsoft Dynamics CRM to support data validation, aggregate operations, and formula support without programming. Many business applications for Dynamics CRM require complex business operations that are not supported in Dynamics CRM out of the box but can be implemented through plug-in configuration.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM includes a flexible SDK framework that allows developers to modify the standard behavior of the CRM platform. One of the approaches to customization in Dynamics CRM is custom compiled code—a Plugin—that runs against events triggered by actions in Dynamics CRM. These Plugins can be run on the Dynamics CRM server either synchronously or asynchronously.
The Dynamics CRM framework is designed for extension: the metadata for core entities is exposed in the API for creation of custom entities. Due to this high degree of extensibility, Dynamics CRM development can address the business functions for a wide variety of organizations.
InfoStrat has developed the FAV Plugin for use with any Dynamics CRM instance, whether based in the 2011, 2013 or 2015 version, hosted on premise or online. The context for the FAV Plugin operation is driven entirely by configuration objects located in the FAV Plugin registration properties, enabling developers to use this FAV Plugin against many CRM instances with increasing economies of scale for each implementation. As a result, the FAV Plugin can be used to implement declaratively complex business rules and additional security measures.