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From the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Blogs: Attribute mapping; UDS settings; CRM 2016 tabs; Iconator update

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

A selection of the latest insight from the Dynamics CRM blogs:

  • Dynamics CRM-Attribute Mapping Issue;
  • Unified Service Desk - SaveSetting;
  • CRM Online 2016 Low Number of Options Displayed When Option Set Is Alone in a Bottom Tab;
  • Improved Iconator for XrmToolBox

Dynamics CRM-Attribute Mapping Issue

On Conor's Snippet Diary, Conor Gallagher pondered the problem of a persistent bug in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. His firm has a custom entity in its system that has three lookups to the account entity. Each lookup serves a different purpose: company, PR company, and joint broker.

All of the above are a different type of account in our system, but are accounts all the same. You can see the problem that exists straight off if you take a look under the hood. Open up one of the relationships and check the mappings section. It contains all three of the above as part of the attribute mapping.

However, if you open an account and create a new one of these custom records (from any relationship) it will populate all three of the lookups with the same account. And you can't delete or disable these mappings-you're stuck with them, Gallagher said. Additionally, this bug has existed for at least two years as a user mentioned it in the Dynamics CRM Community Forum in 2014.

But you can find a workaround to the problem here.


Writing on his Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Unified Service Desk blog, Neil Parkhurst said in Unified ...

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.