Dynamics CRM Power Pane

Dynamics CRM Power Pane is a powerful tool and basically, an extension to Google Chrome which enables a developer/end-user to get the relevant information from Dynamics CRM including Entity Name: Record Id, etc. which plays an important role while writing the code for the application, as the same is dependent over the schema name of attributes.

It is very easy to use. After adding the extension into Chrome, we see a new orange lightning icon in the top left corner. After clicking the icon, we will see a menu, as in the image.

Dynamics CRM Power Pane

Open a record in Dynamics CRM and click on the Orange Icon on the top of the browser.

Record Actions

At times, we need to identify the GUID of the record which has been opened by us in the browser to get more information of the record or let's say, we need to get the Record Id for executing some custom code of ours

Record Id is a unique id and it’s a primary key for a record.

Dynamics CRM Power Pane
 
Dynamics CRM Power Pane

Record URL 

Record URL, as the name suggests, shows the unique URL associated with a record and once we have this URL, we can share it across users within the organization. The condition applied here is that the user needs to have a required role and permission over the record.

Dynamics CRM Power Pane

Schema Names

 
Schema Name is the name by which an attribute is stored in the database and the same is needed at times for referring to the same in the code while writing JavaScripts and plugins. Conventionally, a developer needs to go to the solution and then to the required entity, and then to the form editor to get the attribute’s schema name to proceed further with referring to the same in code.

Using the tool, schema name is visible to a user on a simple click with little to no effort, saving time and energy.

Dynamics CRM Power Pane

As we can see, Dynamics CRM Power Pane can make life easier for CRM consultants and admins. But, I would not recommend giving this tool to all users. They could create chaos or other problems with your data.

On the other hand, the tool can cause no data protection issue because all fields with Active Field Security are well protected.