Xrm.Page is deprecated with Version 9.0. How do I get the Clienturl and form data in Ribbon Actions?

Simple isn’t it? After all it was so easy

All I needed to write to get the ClientUrl

var clientUrl = Xrm.Page.context.getClientUrl();

And to get value of the field on the form

var fieldValue = Xrm.Page.getAttribute(“<fieldname>”).getValue()

So what’s the fuss? Well, if your CRM version is 8.2 and below, no worries. It it perfect.

However with version 9.0 and above, the Xrm.Page has been deprecated. So it means you can use them no longer.

So how do I get the Client Url? The below code does it for you.

var globalContext = Xrm.Utility.getGlobalContext();

var clientUrl = globalContext.getClientUrl();

And how about getting the value of a field on the form?

With version 9.0 and above, you should try to access the form data using the formContext. But again the problem is, to get the formContext, you need to use ExecutionContext. So the next question lies on how to pass executionContext parameter to your Ribbon actions.

For that you need to pass the CrmParameter – Primary control to your ribbon action. Below is the code to get the data using formContext.


function ribbonHandler(fc) {
var formContext = fc;

    var recordId = formContext.data.entity.getId();
var fieldValue = formContext.getAttribute(“<field_name>”).getValue();


Just another day as a consultant and I hope this blog just adds a grain to your CRM knowledge heap.


Debajit Dutta
(Dynamics MVP)
For consultation/ corporate training visit http://www.xrmforyou.com or reach out to us at info@xrmforyou.com

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