Customizations File Reference

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[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0]

Find the latest SDK documentation: CRM 2015 SDK

The customizations.xml is the product of exporting customizations from Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The customizations.xml file contains all or selected portions of the customizations and configurations for your system. These may include:

  • Entity definitions and customizations
  • Security Roles
  • Workflows
  • Templates
  • Client extension controls (ISV.Config)
  • Relationship Roles
  • Application Navigation (SiteMap)
  • Entity attribute mapping
  • Entity Relationships
  • Organization Settings
  • Installed languages

The customizations.xml file is exported as a compressed file. The XML file must be extracted from the ZIP format before it can be edited or imported.

In This Section

Support for Editing the Customization File

Describes the structure and nodes of the customization file that support manual editing.

Schema Support for the Customization File

Describes the XSD schemas that may be used when validating the customizations.xml file.

Form XML Reference

Contains the reference topics for forms customization.

Saved Query XML Reference

Contains the reference topics for saved queries.

Related Sections

Application Navigation Configuration

Describes how to use SiteMap to modify or add to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM application navigation.

Adding Client Extension Controls

Describes how to use ISV.Config to add custom buttons, menus or entity navigation areas through out the application.

Customization File

Contains the customizations for a specified set of entities and configuration elements.

Entity Customization

Provides information about customization, how to import and export your customizations, and how to work with multiple languages.

Import, Export, and Publish Customizations

Provides information about how to use import, export, and publish messages.

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