19. May 2016 16:17

How to enable debugging for PowerSearch

Filed Under(CRM 2015/2016 | PowerSearch 2015/2016) By akumer

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Please note:
This article applies to PowerSearch in MS Dyn CRM 2015/2016 or higher.
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How to activate debugging via the MSCRM-ADDONS.com Settingskeys 
Step-by-step description

Navigate to Settings in Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
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Figure 1: MsDynCRM Settings 

In the Settings, select MSCRM-ADDONS.com Products in the extension area.
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Figure 2: Settings extension

This action will open a list of active MSCRM-ADDONS.com Products. Select PowerSearch with a double-click.


Figure 3: Select PowerSearch

In the so opened window, look for debugPlugin.
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Figure 4: PowerSearch debugPlugin

If a result is found double click on it and set the KeyValue on true.

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Figure 5: Set the KeyValue

If no setting with this name is found, you have to create a new Settingskey. To do so, please click on the drop-down-button next to PowerSearch in the CRM ribbon and select MSCRM-ADDONS.COM Settingskey.
In the so opened window, click on the [+ADD NEW MSCRM-ADDONS.com Settingskey]-button.
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Figure 6: Add new mscrm-addons.com settingskey

Now create a new Settingskey with the following values and save your settings.

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Figure 7: Newly created settingskey


Step-by-step description on how to acces the log files

The log files will be stored in the MSCRM-ADDONS.com Debug-entity. The easiest way to access it, is by using the Advanced Find

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Figure 8: Advanced Find


Open the Advanced Find. Select the MSCRM-ADDONS.com Debug-entity and include the following condition Name must Contain PTMPowerSearch. This ensures that only PowerSearch log files will be retrieved. Then click on Results.
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Figure 9: Configure Advanced Find

The following window opens.

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Figure 10: Edit Columns window

Use the Add Columns-functionality and add the ptm_message-field to the grid. Press the [OK]-button in order to proceed.

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Figure 11: Add Columns window

Back in the main dialog, click on the [Results]-button.

Next, delete all retrieved debug records. Another way is to select the debug file by the Created On-date. Then reproduce the error and refresh the result list of this Advanced Find. This ensures that you only have the latest and relavant log files. Select all records and hit Export MSCRM-ADDONS.com Debug.

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Figure 12: Select the debug file by the created on-date

In the next dialog, check Static worksheet ... and press the [Export]-button.

Please send the excel log-file with a short error description and a screenshot to our support address support@mscrm-addons.com

That’s it! We appreciate your feedback! Please share your thoughts by sending an email to support@mscrm-addons.com.

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