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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customization Essentials by Nicolae Tarla

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Entity views and charts

Entity views are the queries saved against the system data. These queries apply filters to the present subsets of data as needed. The views also contain formatting details regarding how the data will be displayed, columns, and order. Views can be defined programmatically or using XML. When using XML, views can be exported, modified, and reimported back into Dynamics CRM. Using an unmanaged solution, the entity can be exported and the XML can be modified and then reimported into the organization.

An entity view is a saved query that is available globally throughout the organization. A view can also be defined at the user level and shared with other users. Each entity can have multiple views, with various filter conditions ...

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