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Using an iFrame in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Another CRM question.
We have a CRM form where we need to display an Excel-type spreadsheet on a form (app is being ported from FoxPro where they used a spreadsheet control on their form).

1. Is anyone aware of any sort of pre-made spreadsheet control that I could use in an iFrame that has been designed to integrate with CRM?

OR willl this plan work...

- Create separate entities w/attributes in CRM to store the extra data that I cant use traditional CRM controls for.
- Place an iFrame on one of my CRM form tabs, linked to a custom aspx page
- Allow the aspx page to access the CRM database directly to read and write to the CRM database.

How much in-depth knowledge of the CRM SDK would I need for this...is it an expert-only activity or can somebody with no in-depth knowledge of the SDK get a handle on fairly quickly?

Thanks !
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Larry Trimble
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rakeshAgarwalCommented:
Reading directly for crm database is okie but writing to crm data base is not supported. you should  avoid this. You should use sdk.

www.stunnware.com/crm2
has got good SDK examples. Start  from creating object in crm.

You only need Updating CRM functionality. Which you can easily learn  with two days effort.

Regards
Rakesh Agarwal
www.dynamicsexchange.com , www.mtccrm.com 
 
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Larry TrimbleAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help!
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Larry TrimbleAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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