Images and Filtering attributes not supported for Plugins for custom Actions in CRM 2013

In CRM 2013, Microsoft has introduced the concept of actions which is a wonderful way to represent you custom business functionality in the form of a request that CRM platform would understand. Also on top of that, you can register plugins for the actions you create. However there are certain limitations when using plugins with actions.

To illustrate this, lets start with a simple example.

Say we create an action for contact entity named new_TestAction” as shown in the screenshot below.

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Now we open the plugin registration tool and try to register a plugin on post execution of the action. As you can see from the below screenshot, filtering attributes are not supported in that case.

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Also let us try to register a post image on the plugin. As you can see from the below screenshot, CRM would not allow you to register that image and gives u an error.

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So if you have a requirement to register a plugin on post execution of an action, please keep these limitations in minds and design accordingly.

Hope this helps!

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About Debajit
I am a Dynamics CRM Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with 10 years of experience in Microsoft .NET Technologies and 7 years of dedicated experience in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. I have worked with companies like Microsoft, SanDisk, PwC, TMF Group and have extensive experience of implementing complex CRM solutions from both offshore and client side. Currently the face of XrmForYou.com with significant experience in delivering corporate training on Dynamics CRM and have already delivered multiple projects to client through XrmForYou.com Author of multiple tools on codeplex including the 'Role Based Views' and 'CRM-Sharepoint Metadata manager & Attachment Extractor' which are available for commercial use under XrmForYou.com For consulting/ training, drop me a note at info@xrmforyou.com or visit our website www.xrmforyou.com

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