Calling SetWordTemplate from custom ribbon button in Dynamics 365

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Let us continue our previous post and this time instead of calling SetWordTemplate action / request from a workflow, we will call it using a custom ribbon button.

If we try calling the action directly using Xrm.WebApi.online.execute
method from a custom ribbon button, we will get the below error “Resource not found for the segment ‘SetWordTempalte’

Source Code: –

 function CallAction()
{ var parameters = {}; var selectedTemplate = {};
selectedTemplate["@odata.type"] = "Microsoft.Dynamics.CRM.documenttemplate";
selectedTemplate["documenttemplateid@odata.bind"] = "/documenttemplates(4853247F-AD72-EA11-A811-000D3A31EEC)"; var target = {};
target["@odata.type"] = "Microsoft.Dynamics.CRM.lead";
target["leadid@odata.bind"] = "/leads(2fa01d2d-7332-e611-80e5-5065f38b31c1)"; parameters.SelectedTemplate = selectedTemplate;
parameters.Target = target;
var setWordTemplateRequest = {
SelectedTemplate: parameters.SelectedTemplate,
Target: parameters.Target, getMetadata: function() {
return {
boundParameter: null,
parameterTypes: { "SelectedTemplate": { "typeName": "mscrm.documenttemplate", "structuralProperty": 5
}, "Target": { "typeName": "mscrm.lead", "structuralProperty": 5
}
},
operationType: 0,
operationName: "WinOpportunity"
};
}
}; Xrm.WebApi.online.execute(setWordTemplateRequest).then(
function success(result) {
if (result.ok) { Xrm.Utility.alertDialog("Success");
}
},
function(error) {
Xrm.Utility.alertDialog(error.message);
}
); } 

As a workaround, we can define a custom action and add the Perform Action step with SetWordTemplate step to it.

Source Code: –

 function CallSetWordTemplateAction(primaryControl) { var formContext = primaryControl; var leadid = formContext.data.entity.getId(); var target = {};
target.entityType = "lead";
target.id = leadid; var req = {}; req.entity = target; req.getMetadata = function () {
return {
boundParameter: "entity",
parameterTypes: { "entity": { typeName: "mscrm.lead", structuralProperty: 5 } },
operationType: 0,
operationName: "pcfpre_CreateDocumentAction"
};
}; Xrm.WebApi.online.execute(req).then( function (data) { var e = data; }, function (error) { var errMsg = error.message; }
);
} 

Another option is to use the Process.js library

The Ribbon Button

Ribbon button definition

Dynamics 365 for Phone \ Tablet

Source Code: –

 function createWordDocument(primaryControl) { var formContext = primaryControl; var leadid = formContext.data.entity.getId(); Process.callAction("SetWordTemplate",
[
{
key: "Target",
type: Process.Type.EntityReference,
value: new Process.EntityReference("lead", leadid)
},
{
key: "SelectedTemplate",
type: Process.Type.EntityReference,
value: new Process.EntityReference("documenttemplate", "{4853247F-AD72-EA11-A811-000D3A31EEC8}")
}
], function()
{
alert('Document created');
}, function (error, trace)
{ alert(error);
}
);
} 

It internally makes the Soap call to SetWordTemplate Request.

Hope it helps..

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