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Installing solution doesn't update Plugin Registration (PRT) Steps

  • 1.  Installing solution doesn't update Plugin Registration (PRT) Steps

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 18, 2020 11:28 AM
    When I used to export and import solutions in CRM 2011, the Plugin Registration (PRT) "Steps" used to automatically transfer from system to system.  If I added or removed Steps and Images on the development server, then sent the solution to the production server, it had the same Steps and Images.

    Now in D365, when I import the solution to the production server, the Plugins arrive intact, but any changes I made to the Steps and Images underneath do not.  If I forget to take the extra step of going back into PRT and manually updating any that I changed, the released plugins don't work as intended unless and until one of my users finds out the hard way.

    Is there anything I can do to make this stop happening, or is it just normal for latest version of PRT to do this?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Joseph Thiel
    Software Engineer
    Per Mar Security
    Davenport IA
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    The first step toward cloud success. - Migrate from CRM to D365 with expert guidance from Microsoft. I'm Ready


  • 2.  RE: Installing solution doesn't update Plugin Registration (PRT) Steps

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 19, 2020 08:49 AM

    Hi @Joseph Thiel,


    Plugins steps should be added to the solution to be able to transfer them in other instances. Do you have them in section "Sdk Message Processing Steps" of your solution?



    Best Regards,



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    Laurent Maneville
    Nmédia
    Drummondville QC
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    The first step toward cloud success. - Migrate from CRM to D365 with expert guidance from Microsoft. I'm Ready


  • 3.  RE: Installing solution doesn't update Plugin Registration (PRT) Steps

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 19, 2020 09:43 AM
    Edited by Joseph Thiel Jun 19, 2020 09:45 AM
    Thank you.  tl;dr version:  I haven't tried this yet this morning, but I'm certain you're right and this is the cause of the problem.

    Until now, I have been working with Steps exclusively in the PRT, because I wasn't aware they also exist in the CRM GUI/solution.  I'm certain I need to update the "Sdk Message Processing Steps" section to match the Steps I created in the PRT, because I've never even looked at that section before.

    The reason this "used to work in CRM 2011" is because at the time, we also didn't know about, or use, the concept of a separate, customization-only solution.  We just threw all of our changes under "Customize the System" (i.e. "new_" prefix) and exported the whole thing--so of course all the Steps went right along with it.

    In the extremely unlikely event this doesn't fix the problem, I'll post an update.  Thank you again for your help!

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    Joseph Thiel
    Software Engineer
    Per Mar Security
    Davenport IA
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    The first step toward cloud success. - Migrate from CRM to D365 with expert guidance from Microsoft. I'm Ready


  • 4.  RE: Installing solution doesn't update Plugin Registration (PRT) Steps

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 19, 2020 10:04 AM

    So yes this should definitively resolve your problem!

    And don't worry, I think that forgetting SDK message processing steps in the solution is a mistake that every one working with plugins in solutions has made at least once!

    For your information, Images are automatically added with steps. So don't have to bother about that.

    If you are new to D365, and want to learn good pratices to improve your Application Lifecycle Managment. I made a webinar last week about this subject :

    https://www.crmug.com/viewdocument/application-lifecycle-management-fo?CommunityKey=9f810641-dbfe-49b4-9431-f48ac27687ca&tab=librarydocuments.

    Best Regards,



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    Laurent Maneville
    Nmédia
    Drummondville QC
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    The first step toward cloud success. - Migrate from CRM to D365 with expert guidance from Microsoft. I'm Ready


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