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  • hi

    I created some customisations in crm using prefices abc

    Between a developer came and used the prefix xyz for the customisations he made.

    Is it possible to change the prefix xyz of customisations to abc.
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:48 AM

Answers

  • I think already created attributes/entites cannot be changed in supported way.
    but the new one you create can be changed. from settings==> system settings ==> customizaton tab. and chagne teh pre-fix here.
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:52 AM
  • Hi, Caran.

    You can try to use following trick:
    1. Export all customization where xyz customization prefix is.
    2. Delete all customization with xyz prefix and publish entities.
    3. Open customization xml using notepad and replace all xyz with abc and save file of customization.
    4. Import retrieved customization file.

    PS I haven't tried to do similar change so be careful.

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  • I think already created attributes/entites cannot be changed in supported way.
    but the new one you create can be changed. from settings==> system settings ==> customizaton tab. and chagne teh pre-fix here.
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:52 AM
  • Hi, Caran.

    You can try to use following trick:
    1. Export all customization where xyz customization prefix is.
    2. Delete all customization with xyz prefix and publish entities.
    3. Open customization xml using notepad and replace all xyz with abc and save file of customization.
    4. Import retrieved customization file.

    PS I haven't tried to do similar change so be careful.

    Truth is opened the prepared mind

    My blog (english)
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    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:04 PM
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  • Hi Karan,

    If you have created attributes and/or entities, using the "wrong" prefix, the prefix is used in the database, and cannot be changes in a supported way. If you delete customizations (attributes and/or entities) you will delete data, and the data is gone forever.

    If you have not used the prefix creating attributes and/or entities. You simply do as Muhammad recommends:  Goto Settings==> System settings ==> Customizaton tab. and change the prefix here.
    Henrik Jensen Instructor / Consultant MCP, MCAD, MCSD, MCTS, MCPD, MCITP, MBSS, MBSP, MCT www.crmblog.dk (Danish only)
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2:11 PM