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Manual Removal of ClickDimensions

  • 1.  Manual Removal of ClickDimensions

    Posted Jan 26, 2017 04:35 PM
    Hi folks,

    Has anyone had the distinct pleasure of trying to Un-Install a 3Rd Part Application from Dynamics 365 for CRM? I am using O365 on Microsoft.com and a year ago we installed ClickDimensions for Email Marketing.  Great product.

    We are no longer using this product and tried to un-install but ran into errors of dependencies. I can identify the dependencies, but I am not 100% certain if it is safe to just start deleting these dependencies.

    has anyone had a similar experience?

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  • 2.  RE: Manual Removal of ClickDimensions

    Posted Jan 26, 2017 04:38 PM
    Edited by Allison Briden Apr 16, 2018 02:12 PM
    40tbDVmQTLmXeawlWMEd_ManagedSolution.PNGDid you try using the Managed Solution Removal tool available for SRMToolBox?

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  • 3.  RE: Manual Removal of ClickDimensions

    Posted Jan 26, 2017 04:54 PM
    Hi,

    Yes, you need to Manually remove a component.  (My guess is a graphic element)
    Use the dependencies tab and remove a few dependencies.
    Usually removing one element (a graphic) will let you delete

    Keep checking dependencies, as the list grows small as your guide

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  • 4.  RE: Manual Removal of ClickDimensions

    Posted Jan 27, 2017 08:53 AM
    Here is my experience... We are on CRM2015 on-prem.

    I have removed CoreMotives from our dev environment but not yet from production. I was able to work through the dependencies and get the managed solution uninstall to run, but it ran all night and never seemed to complete. During the uninstall CRM was performing slowly. Once I rebooted the systems (SQL and CRM) it was gone however and CRM worked correctly afterward.

    I am concerned about doing this in my production environment without trying the uninstall again in another environment first due to the performance issues it caused, and the seemingly hung process and having to reboot.

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  • 5.  RE: Manual Removal of ClickDimensions

    D365UG/CRMUG ALL STAR
    Posted Jan 27, 2017 09:25 AM
    Ah yes. Many hours were wasted on the failed attempt at removing ClickDimensions. After wrestling with it and spending far too much time.... we hid the CD fields on forms and the dang solution still remains.... if you figure it out, I'd love to know!! :)

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    Surgent Professional Education
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  • 6.  RE: Manual Removal of ClickDimensions

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jan 27, 2017 12:09 PM
    Hello,

    In my experience ClickDimensions are very good on support and I would reach out to them for help. Yes, you are removing their product but I think they will help the best they can.

    Good luck!

    Mike

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  • 7.  RE: Manual Removal of ClickDimensions

    Posted Jan 11, 2020 11:22 PM
    I know this post is really old, but I'm curious what happened with your goal of uninstalling CD successfully @Heidi Neuhauser. I'm about to give up and do the same and hide the fields.
    I have some weird dependencies I can't figure out but more importantly most of the views and processes are throwing 'invalid argument' when I'm trying to remove the CD field in the view, and I can't save. I'm not sure if this is a problem with CD, the new UI, or some random thing. ​The XRM toolbox deletion tool couldn't do it, either.

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  • 8.  RE: Manual Removal of ClickDimensions

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jan 13, 2020 03:14 AM
    Hi Brooke,
    It is another 3rd party tool. I remember that I had to remove North52 before I was able to remove ClickDimensions. The whole process only took an hour and the down time of North52 was acceptable but it sure was not very comfortable. ClickDimensions refused to help with the explanation that it is in our CRM. Check what other 3rd party tools you have and if you can uninstall them temporary without business impact.

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  • 9.  RE: Manual Removal of ClickDimensions

    Posted Jan 15, 2020 12:03 PM
    Hi @Axel Girgensohn - I'll look into that but the list of dependencies don't seem to indicate that as being the case. We don't really have much - just the Ribbon Workbench, Workflow Elements and the new CRM plugin that I just added. Were you getting 'invalid argument' as well when trying to manually pull things? I think I just have the misfortune of having upgraded to the new UI before pulling out CD, and now there's some weird stuff going on with certain views and processes that don't allow me to edit them.

    @Barbara Patras-Webb - Generally we got tired of the instability of their system, things going down, emails not sending on time, etc. There's another active thread in the forum where a few people are mentioning this as well. The way they handle it didn't impress me, and the fact that you can ONLY use them natively inside CRM became an issue. I realize it's better now to have a system that works independently of CRM, but has a great integration.


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  • 10.  RE: Manual Removal of ClickDimensions

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jan 16, 2020 04:44 AM
    I spend a good while getting CD out of our system.
    A lot of the dependencies were introduced by us as we added CD items to our own Managed Solutions.
    MS support eventually resolved it for us.
    I would open a support case with MS re the 'invalid argument' issues, as you are following best practice and hitting a wall - this is a Dynamics issue and not a CD one.

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    BrightWork
    Galway
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  • 11.  RE: Manual Removal of ClickDimensions

    Posted Feb 01, 2017 09:19 AM
    Can you tell me why you are no longer using Click Dimensions? We are looking into possibly using but we are wondering why you stopped?


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