Using Xrm.Navigation.openForm to Open Quick Create in Dynamics 365


We can use Xrm.Navigation.openForm to open a Quick Create using JavaScript.

Let’s say we want to open the Account quick create form on a Contact record in the Unified Client Interface / Unified Interface. Let’s go to a contact record:

To simply open the quick create without setting any field values, we can use the code:

var entityFormOptions = {};
entityFormOptions["entityName"] = "account";            
entityFormOptions["useQuickCreateForm"] = true;
Xrm.Navigation.openForm(entityFormOptions, null).then(
                function (lookup) { console.log("Success"); },
                function (error) { console.log("Error"); }

Hitting F12 to run this code in developer tools, we see the quick create is open:

To set the values of fields, we can pass a 2nd parameter with the fields:


var entityOptions = {};
entityOptions["entityName"] = "account";            
entityOptions["useQuickCreateForm"] = true;

var formParameters = {};
formParameters["name"] = "Test account";

Xrm.Navigation.openForm(entityOptions, formParameters).then(
                function (lookup) { console.log("Success"); },
                function (error) { console.log("Error"); }

This defaults the name to Test Account on the account quick create:



Carl de Souza is a developer and architect focusing on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power BI, Azure, and AI.

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8 Responses to Using Xrm.Navigation.openForm to Open Quick Create in Dynamics 365

    • Hi Nik,

      Yes, you can call the same code from an HTML web resource, you can put it into a JS function and call the function onclick or ondblclick.

  1. Hi Carl,

    Using formParameters is it possible to set a lookup? For example I want to set the regarding field of a task to an opportunity record.

    I had this working in the classic interface but It no longer works in the UI.

    • Hi Jason,

      Please see if this helps, it’s working for me (replace your GUID and Name 🙂 ):

      var entityOptions = {};
      entityOptions[“entityName”] = “account”;
      entityOptions[“useQuickCreateForm”] = true;

      var formParameters = {};
      formParameters[“primarycontactid”] = “{25a17064-1ae7-e611-80f4-e0071b661f01}”;
      formParameters[“primarycontactidname”] = “Abraham McCormick”;

      Xrm.Navigation.openForm(entityOptions, formParameters).then(
      function (lookup) { console.log(“Success”); },
      function (error) { console.log(“Error”); }

      • Hi Carl,

        Thank you for your reply it worked great however i did have to add an additional variable for the entity.

        function TaskLaunch(executionContext)

        var formContext = executionContext.getFormContext();

        var formParameters = {};

        //Pass the regarding value
        var regardingObjectId =;
        var projectName = formContext.getAttribute(“new_name”).getValue();

        formParameters[“subject”]=”Record Deactivated”;

        // Define the entity name to open the form
        var entityFormOptions = {};
        entityFormOptions[“entityName”] = “task”;
        entityFormOptions[“useQuickCreateForm”] = true;

        var eventArgs = executionContext.getEventArgs();
        if (eventArgs.getSaveMode() == 5) //Deactivate
        // Open the form
        Xrm.Navigation.openForm(entityFormOptions, formParameters).then(
        function (success) {
        function (error) {



  2. Hi, will it be possible to change the main (if one has to different contact forms) form on the enitity based upon field value – with Unified interface?

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