| Ijlal Monawwar

Modal Dialog forms are helpful whenever we need prompt the user to input the information on the current screen. With this new feature, it enhances the UX by enabling the ability of creating and editing data in forms without navigating away.

This can be achieved by using Xrm.Navigation.navigateTo function. We can use it to create new or open and update existing records.



Also we can specify the view to load. If you don’t specify the view, it will navigate to the default main view for the entity.


Xrm.Navigation.navigateTo({ pageType: "entitylist", entityName: "specify entity logical name" });


Below is the example to open a modal dialog edit form for an existing record.



1. pageInput:

  • type: Object
  • Required: Yes
  • Attributes: The object contains the following attributes:

pageType: String. Specify “entitylist” to show view specified in the entityName and “entityrecord” opens a form for the entity.

entityName: String. Specify logical name of the entity.

formType: String. The type of form specified using a number. For e.g. main, quick-create, card etc.

entityId: String. The Id of the record to be loaded in the form.

Target, position and width control the size and location of the modal form.

For demonstration, I will use the browser console to show how it works.


After hitting enter, it opens the bill form for an existing record specified by the entityId.


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