AutoComplete Textbox in Dynamics CRM 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all, how can i customize a textbox field in CRM 2013 so that it has the Autocomplete Functionality.

    I tried the following link, but it doesnt work for crm 2013.


    What i actually need is that in the lead form, the account name field has to be customized with autocomplete feature so that while creating a lead it can display all the available accounts in CRM from accounts entity.

    Any help is appreciated!

    Saturday, May 24, 2014 6:18 AM


  • Hi Kautuk,

    There is no supported way of adding autocomplete to a textbox because this would require adjusting the html which may change with UR/SPs.

    I suggest that you either:

    1. Use duplicate detection rules to find existing accounts (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg309427.aspx) - the functionality to do those on save is coming back in the Spring '14 release (SP1).

    2. Create javascript that fires on change of the name field and performs a search of existing accounts

    3. If you really need an autocomplete, you can create an html web resource that has the autocomplete box and sets the account name field (which you can hide). You might check out my open source HTML library for doing this - www.sparklexrm.com

    Hope this helps,


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    Sunday, May 25, 2014 4:19 PM