What are Web Resources in Dynamics 365

What are Web Resources in Dynamics 365?

Web Resources in Dynamics 365 are virtual files stored in the Dynamics 365 Database and typically used by developer and designer to extend web application. In Dynamics 365(online), we use Web resources to upload upload files to Dynamics 365 database and then reference them by name. In Dynamics 365, Web resources are limited to specific types of filters. The following types of files can be used to create Web Resources in Dynamics 365.

File TypeFile name extension
Webpage (HTML).htm, .html
Style Sheet(CSS).css
Script(Jscript, JavaScript).js
Data (XML).xml
Image (PNG, JPG, GIF).png, .jpg,  .gif.
Silverlight (XAP).xap
StyleSheet(XSL).xsl, .xslt
Image (ICO).ico

How to create Web Resource in Dynamics 365?

To create Web Resource in Dynamics 365, navigate to Settings | Customizations | Customize the System.

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  • Now go to Components | Web Resources | Click on New button as shown below.

What are Web Resources in Dynamics 365

  • Enter Name, Display Name, Description, Type, Language in the Web Resource form.

What are Web Resources in Dynamics 365

  • Now select the image file and click on upload button. After making changes, choose Save button and finally click on Publish button.

Web Resource in Dynamics 365

In this example, we have uploaded Image type (PNG) to Dynamics 365 database. Web resources represent files that can be used to extend the Dynamics 365 web application such as html files, JavaScript, and CSS, and several image formats.

What are Web Resources in Dynamics 365

How to Increase Web Resource and Email file size in Dynamics 365.

By default, the limit size of web resource, email attachment and note attachment file size in Microsoft Dynamics 365 is 5MB (5,120kB). And the problem will arise when we want to upload a file of more than 5MB size. Therefore we have toIncrease Web Resource and Email file size in Dynamics 365. Follow the steps given below.

  • Navigate to Settings | Administration | System Settings.

What are Web Resources in Dynamics 365

  • Now go to Email tab and browse to Set file limit for attachments. We can increase file size limit upto 32 MB.

Increase Web Resource and Email file size in Dynamics 365

  • Click on Ok button after making changes.