Quick Create Forms in Dynamics CRM 2013

Quick create forms functionality is new in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013. For entities that have them, these forms are used when people click the Create button in the navigation bar or when they choose + New when creating a new record from a lookup or sub-grid. Microsoft Dynamics CRM for tablets will use these forms when creating a new record if a quick create form is available. With quick create forms, people can enjoy a streamlined data entry experience with full support for logic defined by form scripts and business rules.

Entities with Quick Create Forms: By default only the following system entities have quick create forms.

  • Account
  • Campaign Response
  • Case
  • Competitor
  • Contact
  • Lead
  • Opportunity

Activity entities do not support quick create forms. Any of the other System Entities and any custom entities that are not custom activity entities can be enabled to support these forms by selecting Allow Quick Create in the entity definition and creating a quick create form for them.

Create a Quick Create Form: Although you can define multiple quick create forms, only one quick create form can be used by everyone. The form everyone will use is set using the form order. Quick create forms cannot be assigned to security roles and they do not provide the capability for the user to switch forms.

Note: The entity must have the Allow Quick Create option enabled for the quick create form to be displayed. Check the below screenshot where you can set. After you have created and published a Quick Create Form for this entity, people will have the option to create a new record using the Create button in the navigation pane.
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1. In the Navigation Pane, click or tap Settings –> Customization –> Customizations. Then click or tap Customize the System.
2. In the solutions explorer, expand the entity that you want and select Forms.
3. Select New –> Quick Create Form from the tool bar.
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4. Drag any fields from the Field Explorer into the sections in the form.
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5. When you are finished, click or tap Save and Close.
6. Publish customizations to see the new form in the application.

Here you can see after you create Quick Campaign Create Form.
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Edit a Quick Create Form: While quick create forms support form scripts and business rules, their purpose is different from main forms and they don’t support all the capabilities of main forms. Quick create forms always have one section with three columns. You can’t add additional sections or columns.
The following controls cannot be added to quick create forms:

  • Sub-grids
  • Quick View Forms
  • Web resources
  • IFRAMEs
  • Notes
  • Bing Maps

If you add a composite field to a quick create form, it will be displayed as separate fields.

1. In the Navigation Pane, click or tap Settings –> Customization –> Customizations. Then click or tap Customize the System.
2. In the solutions explorer, expand the entity that you want and select Forms.
3. In the form list, double-click or tap a form where the Form Type is Quick Create.
4. Drag any fields from the Field Explorer into the sections in the form.
5. Configure Event Handlers if you have any.