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CRM 2011 : Merge two managed solutions? RRS feed

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  • Hi All,

    Is it possible to merge two managed solutions? Need Help !


    If you find this post helpful then please "Vote as Helpful" and "Mark As Answer". Thanks and Regards, Yogesh Vijay Mulay

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6:39 AM

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  • hi,

    It is not possible to merge two managed solution, if any how you have available both the solution as unmanned then you can add the required component in the new solution. and export it as a manged solution. but in your case it is not possible. 

    Thanks!

    Subhash


    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 1:34 PM
  • Hi Yogesh,

    Ideally managed solutions cannot be merged, which is why the name. You might have a look into this Understand How Managed Solutions Are Merged.

    But, if you want to merge customizations of two managed solutions, which include ribbon customization you can extract both and open them up in some editor (Beyond Compare preferably), and merge them manually into a third customization.xml from a newly created solution. Like if A is a managed solution and B is another managed solution, you can create a solution C, add Application Ribbon to it and export it and then manually merge contents of A and B into C separately.

    Also, if you have the same entity in both managed solutions; you can import those two solutions into a temporary organisation; create a third solution and add existing that entity to your solution and export it. But remember, for you to add the entity as add existing, it must have been defined as customizable in both managed solutions; else it won't work.


    Admin QuikView Solution for CRM 2013

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 2:41 PM
  • Hi Yogesh,

    Please follow below link which demonstrates how to merge two solutions

    http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Merging-CRM-2011-Solutions

    Thanks,

    Kiran.

    • Proposed as answer by Kiran Madhav Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:00 PM
    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:55 PM