CRM 2011 - How do I use Java Script to detect the record status

I would like to hook a Javascript function on the OnLoad event of the form so that the function will hide the subgrid if this is a new record.

How can I tell if the form is  open because the 'Add New' button is click.
tommym121Asked:
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Chinmay PatelChief Technical NinjaCommented:
Hi tommym121,

Use Xrm.Page.ui.getFormType() to determine if this is a new record or not.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg327828.aspx#BKMK_getFormType


Regards,
Chinmay.

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tommym121Author Commented:
Thanks.
tommym121Author Commented:
Chinmay.

In MSDN, it has the following,  I am not sure I understand the syntax. Do you mind explaining it for me thanks.

getFromType:function() {
},


getFormType: function () {

 var FORM_TYPE_CREATE = 1;
 var FORM_TYPE_UPDATE = 2;
 var FORM_TYPE_READ_ONLY = 3;
 var FORM_TYPE_DISABLED = 4;
 var FORM_TYPE_QUICK_CREATE = 5;
 var FORM_TYPE_BULK_EDIT = 6;

 var formType = Xrm.Page.ui.getFormType();
 if (formType == FORM_TYPE_CREATE) {
  alert("This record has not yet been created.");
 }
 else {
  alert("This record exists in the database.");
 }
},
Chinmay PatelChief Technical NinjaCommented:
Hi tommym121,

Sure.

// This how you will call the function
getFromType:function() {
},

// This is function body
getFormType: function () {

// They have defined constants so that you don't have to remember the value of FormType, instead of 1 you can use FORM_TYPE_CREATE in the code where you use Form Type
 var FORM_TYPE_CREATE = 1;
 var FORM_TYPE_UPDATE = 2;
 var FORM_TYPE_READ_ONLY = 3;
 var FORM_TYPE_DISABLED = 4;
 var FORM_TYPE_QUICK_CREATE = 5;
 var FORM_TYPE_BULK_EDIT = 6;

// This is where they get the form type from Xrm.Page
 var formType = Xrm.Page.ui.getFormType();

// This is how you will use the constants that you created earlier
 if (formType == FORM_TYPE_CREATE) {
  alert("This record has not yet been created.");
 }
 else {
  alert("This record exists in the database.");
 }

// Basically rather than showing an alert based on the form type you will take a particular action
// Possible use for you is 

 if (formType == FORM_TYPE_CREATE) {
  HideSubGrid();
 }
 

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Regards,
Chinmay.
tommym121Author Commented:
Thanks
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