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  • Hi,

    I'd like to know if there is a way to use values under  200 000 when using picklist.

    I explain myself: I have some picklist with some value under 200 000, and I have to use other picklist with the same content (name and value have to match)

    But I can't set value to less than 200 000 to make match choices each other.

    So have I to Modify all the picklist I need to set their value more than 200 000, or is there a way to use value under?

    Thanks for help,

    Arka

    Monday, November 29, 2010 3:25 PM

Answers

  • With version 4.0, Microsoft decided to reserve picklist values 1 to 199,999 for system values. So all custom values start from 200,000 and you can't use values less than 200,000 without using an unsupported method. Users don't know the difference, but if your custom code refers to picklist values it can get confusing if the same labels don't have the same values. If you have to use multiple picklists with the same content, consider using a reference entity instead (if you can't wait until CRM 2011).

    Regards, Neil


    Neil Benson, CRM Addict and MVP at Customery Ltd. You can reach me on LinkedIn or Twitter. Join over 10,000 other CRM professionals on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM group on LinkedIn.

    • Proposed as answer by Testing CRM 365 Monday, November 29, 2010 6:46 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Monday, November 29, 2010 8:16 PM
    Monday, November 29, 2010 3:46 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • With version 4.0, Microsoft decided to reserve picklist values 1 to 199,999 for system values. So all custom values start from 200,000 and you can't use values less than 200,000 without using an unsupported method. Users don't know the difference, but if your custom code refers to picklist values it can get confusing if the same labels don't have the same values. If you have to use multiple picklists with the same content, consider using a reference entity instead (if you can't wait until CRM 2011).

    Regards, Neil


    Neil Benson, CRM Addict and MVP at Customery Ltd. You can reach me on LinkedIn or Twitter. Join over 10,000 other CRM professionals on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM group on LinkedIn.

    • Proposed as answer by Testing CRM 365 Monday, November 29, 2010 6:46 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Monday, November 29, 2010 8:16 PM
    Monday, November 29, 2010 3:46 PM
    Moderator
  • This is very helpful Neil
    Monday, November 29, 2010 6:46 PM