Developer tools

The Common Data Service community creates tools! Many of the most popular ones are distributed via the XrmToolBox. XrmToolBox is a Windows application that connects to Common Data Service, providing tools to ease customization, configuration and operation tasks. It is shipped with more than 30 plugins to make administration, customization or configuration tasks easier and less time consuming.

The following is a selected list of community tools distributed via the XrmToolBox you can use when working with model-driven apps.

Tool Description
Easy Translator Exports and Imports translations with contextual information
Export to Excel Easily export records from the selected view/fetchxml to Excel.
Iconator Manage custom entities icons in a single screen
Ribbon Workbench 2016 Edit the Dynamics CRM Ribbon or Command Bar from inside the XrmToolbox
View Designer Easy UI to design view layouts and alter queries using FetchXML Builder
View Layout Replicator Apply same layout to multiple views of the same entity in a single operation
WebResources Manager Manage your web resources easily

Another tool that is not distributed via the XrmToolBox is Jason Lattimer's REST Builder. This tool generates JavaScript code for use with the Web API.

Important

Tools created by the community are not supported by Microsoft. If you have questions or issues with community tools, contact the publisher of the tool.