Friday 21 September 2012

Dynamics CRM 2011 - Dynamics XRM Tools


Today, I would like to describe Dynamics XRM Tools.

You can download the Dynamics XRM Tools from

Dynamic XRM Tools is available as a managed solution. You just have to import solution and start using it. The toolset consists of a Silverlight application framework that provides a central location for accessing the tools which includes the following:-

  • Trace Tool (on premise only)
  • Statistics
  • OData Query Designer
  • Metadata Browser
  • JavaScript Converter (CRM 4 to CRM 2011)

After importing the solution Go Toà SettingsàDynamics XRM Tools àStart


The Trace Tool is available for On Premise only. This helps you to view the server errors. Two different types of solutions are available for download, CRM Online and CRM On-Premise.

Moving to the Statistics tab as the name suggests it provides record count of total entities and records count per entity. You can even download the generated statistics in excel format. The statistics tab can be viewed as under.


The OData Query Designer can help you to generate an oData query if you are not familiar with oData query syntax and structure.


Select the EntitySet, add required filter criteria, select attribute that should be returned by the query and you can even specify the order by criteria. Click on Generate to generate the query based on your selections. You can click execute to view the results of the query. Check the “Results (ATOM) and Results (JSON)” tabs to view the respective results.

The JavaScript Converter can be used to convert java script from CRM 4 to CRM 2011.

The metadata browser can be used for getting entity and attributes metadata and you can even export the list.



Hope this will be helpful.


  1. Those tools are already available. Did you develop them on your own or... ?

  2. Dynamics XRM Tools is not my tool..
    This is the tool that is already available on codeplex

    I had used it & would like to write my experience with it.

  3. Does it work for IFD deploy? or do you have to change their source for that?

  4. Hello Kenn,

    I did not try this tool in IFD environment, however I think it should work in a same manner for IFD without changing source code.

  5. Hi,

    My company has just gone in for Dynamics CRM, we are about to start the customization.

    are there any tips that you can offer to help a smooth sailing through customization.


  6. Hello Ronald,

    Would like to reply you via e-mail & not here on my blog.

    Could you please drop me a mail with same query at