mscrm-addons.com - Blog

News.mscrm-addons.com Blog

rss

Hello and welcome to our blog! What can we do for you? Are you looking for further technical information or step-by-step instructions to our products? Or would you like to read the latest news on mscrm-addons? Please feel free to browse our blog for detailed information and to share our posts!


How to purge temporary data files

Every time a document is created in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, a corresponding temp is created by the system. This step consumes a lot of database storage. This article provides step by step instructions on how to

A) find the correct temporary data files and how to
B) create a workflow that purges the temporary data files automatically

A) How to find the correct temporary data files

Step 1
Click on the [Advanced find]-button in order to open the Advanced find.

Figure 1: Open Advanced Find

 

Step 2
Open the Drop-Down-Menu next to the Look for:-field and select
MSCRM-ADDONS.com User/Temp Settings.
Click on the blue and underlined Select-fields in order to modify your search options equal to figure 2. Please notice that these are OR-criteria. 

Figure 2: Specify criteria  

Please select the following criteria (combine with OR-statement):

Name begins with AM_Doc
Name Equals DCPConcatenatedDocument
Name Equals SharePoint Doc converted
Name Equals SharePoint Template 
Name Equals DCPSaveToSharePoint 
Value Begins With print:?id=
Value Begins With fetch:<fetch
Value Begins With <DSSetting

Step 3 
Click on the [Results]-button in the Advanced Find-tab and…

Figure 3: Get results

 

Step 4
… be prepared to receive your results. Now you have two options. You can manage your temp data manually every day (which could be a little exhausting) or you create a workflow (which is explained below in part B)). 

B) How to create a workflow that purges the temporary data files automatically

Step 1
Open the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Settings and click on Data Management in the extension.

Figure 4: Open Data Management

 

Step 2
Please click on Bulk Record Deletion in the next window that opens.

Figure 5: Open Bulk Record Deletion

Step 3
Click on the [New]-button in the left upper corner.

Figure 6: Create new bulk record deletion

Step 4
The workflow wizard window opens. Click on the [Next]-button in order to proceed:

Figure 7: Workflow wizard

 

The wizard helps you to define your deletion criteria for your workflow. Open the Drop-Down-Menu next to the Look for-field and select
MSCRM-ADDONS.com User/Temp Settings
Click on the blue and underlined Select-fields in order to modify your search options. Please select the same criteria you have selected in Step 2. 
Please select the following criteria:

Name begins with AM_Doc
Name Equals DCPConcatenatedDocument
Name Equals SharePoint Doc converted
Name Equals SharePoint Template 
Name Equals DCPSaveToSharePoint
Value Begins With print:?id=
Value Begins With fetch:<fetch
Value Begins With <DSSetting

Step 5
In the next window, you can select your preferred scheduling and notification options. Decide when and how often the workflow should start, name it properly and set a notification (optional). Click on the [Next]-button in order to proceed.  

Figure 8: Select preferred scheduling and notification options

Step 6
The next window provides you with an overview of your settings. If you are fine with them, click on the [Submit]-button. Congratulations! You have just created a workflow! Smile 

If you want to change your settings, simply click on the [Back]- or the [Cancel]-button in order to cancel the workflow.  
Figure 9: Finalize workflow

 

Step 7
To modify your created workflows, simply set the My Bulk Deletion System Jobs in the [VIEW:] and find all your workflows listed.
9_bearbeitet
Figure 10: Modify workflow

Clicking on NEW will create a new workflow.
Clicking on PRINT will print the list.
Clicking on EXPORT TO EXCEL will export the selected data to Excel.
And clicking on the MORE ACTIONS dropdown menu provides you – surprisingly – with more actions like shown above. You can set a view as the default view, modify the recurrence and cancel, resume, postpone or pause your workflow.

Additional: How to delete the MSCRM-ADDONS.com Debug records

Setup another Bulk Deletion Job, this time for the MSCRM-ADDONS.com Debug entity:

Again, the wizard helps you to define your deletion criteria for your workflow. Open the Drop-Down-Menu next to the Look for-field and select MSCRM-ADDONS.com Debug.

This time you do not have to setup any special parameters as the Debug table does not contain any sensitive data. Setup the scheduling options again and submit your workflow, like you can see it below. 

 

That’s it!  

We appreciate your feedback! Please share your thoughts by sending an email to office@mscrm-addons.com.




Comments are closed.