Request a topic or
contact an Arke consultant

Arke Systems Blog

Useful technical and business information straight from Arke.

About the author

Author Name is someone.
E-mail me Send mail

Recent comments




The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in anyway.

© Copyright 2024

Passing query to Custom Google Search on your webpage

Stackoverflow got me the answer to this.

If you're using Custom Google Search on your website and you have a small textbox on each page that is supposed to 'pass' that query to your search page (ultimately passed into your Google search post action), you should do the following: 

Instead of the code Google provided you with to embed, take your unique key provided by Google and place it in the '***my key***') setting of the first code snippet below.  What this is doing is creating a new instance of your custom google search with your unique key and drawing out the results (*cse*) and forcing it to submit the action (execute) with your parameters ($q). 


    google.load('search', '1', { language: 'en' });

    function OnLoad() {
        var customSearchControl = new'009045124056933145342:5wmgo53sugc');


On my click event for my search text box on every page, I sanitized the query (this is a very basic sanitize, you should alter as necessary to protect your site!) and appended those parameters to the query string being sent to my search results page.

private String SanitizeUserInput(String text)
            if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(text))
                return String.Empty;

            String rxPattern = "<(?>\"[^\"]*\"|'[^']*'|[^'\">])*>";
            Regex rx = new Regex(rxPattern);
            String output = rx.Replace(text, String.Empty);

            return output;

        protected void Button1_Click(object sender, ClickEventArgs e)


On my search results page, I remove those parameters with the below function and pass them into my $q variable.

function getQuerystring(key, default_) {
if (default_ == null) default_ = "";
key = key.replace(/[\[]/, "\\\[").replace(/[\]]/, "\\\]");
var regex = new RegExp("[\\?&]" + key + "=([^&#]*)");
var qs = regex.exec(window.location.href);
if (qs == null)
return default_;
return qs[1];

Posted by Nicole Rodriguez on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:36 PM
Permalink | Comments (0) | Post RSSRSS comment feed

Parsing and Validating Phone Numbers in CRM 2011

First off, I would like to thank Joe Gill for getting me started down the right path.  In fact, I'm going to suggest that everyone click that link so you can use his helpful screenshots to navigate where to put the JS I'm about to post. 

In any case, I had not seen a full example of parsing a phone number in CRM 2011 as I had with CRM 4.0.  Since it is such a common need, I decided to make my own.  The following code will strip out all special characters, check and make sure it's a valid set of numbers, and then push it back to the field, parsed properly.  This is limited to 10-digit phone numbers at the moment, but the core structure should be easily expanded if you need different types of validation.

The nice thing is, this can point at any entity, and any attribute that holds a phone number.  I strongly recommend adding this to your standard JS library for all CRM 2011 projects.

function validatePhone(context)

var phone =context.getEventSource().getValue();
var sTmp = phone.replace(/[^0-9]/g, "");
phoneRegex = /^\d{10}$/;

if( !sTmp.match( phoneRegex ) )
   event.returnValue = false;
   alert("Phone must contain 10 numbers.") ;
   var sTmpClean =  "(" + sTmp.substr(0, 3) + ") " + sTmp.substr(3, 3) + "-" + sTmp.substr(6, 4);

Posted by Wayne Walton on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 4:34 PM
Permalink | Comments (0) | Post RSSRSS comment feed