Auto populate contact profile picture from say Linked In in Dynamics CRM 2013 Online RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I was wondering if this was possible?

    Whether it was an existing feature that I hadn't enabled?

    Is there a 3rd party solution that could achieve this?

    Thanks in advance

    Monday, January 13, 2014 4:27 AM

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  • Hi,

    I don't think there're OOTB feature for this one.

    Yes, 3rd party solution will help you archive your goal. There're some useful links (idea - not full source code step by step):



    Hope it helps.

    Monday, January 13, 2014 7:01 AM
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    Regards, Donna

    Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:10 PM
  • Thanks to you both
    Friday, January 24, 2014 9:59 PM
  • you can use plugin  on create of contact.

    public void Execute(IServiceProvider serviceProvider)
                IPluginExecutionContext PluginExecutionContext = (IPluginExecutionContext)serviceProvider.GetService(typeof(IPluginExecutionContext));
                // Obtain the tracing service from the service provider.
                ITracingService TracingService = (ITracingService)serviceProvider.GetService(typeof(ITracingService));
                // Obtain the Organization Service factory service from the service provider
                IOrganizationServiceFactory factory = (IOrganizationServiceFactory)serviceProvider.GetService(typeof(IOrganizationServiceFactory));
                // Use the factory to generate the Organization Service.
                IOrganizationService OrganizationService = factory.CreateOrganizationService(PluginExecutionContext.UserId);
                if (PluginExecutionContext.Depth > 1) { return; }
                if (PluginExecutionContext.InputParameters.Contains("Target") && PluginExecutionContext.InputParameters["Target"] is Entity)
                    Entity contact = ((Entity)PluginExecutionContext.InputParameters["Target"]);

      byte[] imageBytes = Convert.FromBase64String("your image");

     if (PluginExecutionContext.MessageName == "Create")
                                    contact.Attributes["entityimage"] = imageBytes;



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    Saturday, January 25, 2014 4:07 AM