Copying a custom field from one entity to another RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys,

    I have created a custom field within the quote product form to create a line description for things we sell.

    For example, we sell engineering days and the new field (created within the quote product form) allows us to write a single line description for the work.

    1day engineering, 1 day to configure the pc's

    This custom text field resides within the quote / product entity and I want to copy that data to the order form and of course to invoice.  I can see the the 1:N relationship may be the way to do it but when I set a new one up, I cant see any way of referencing the existing (custom) field??

    Can someone direct me please, I would also be interested in locating some local Dynamics capabilities (Staffordshire) if there is anyone reading this and is interested in some contract work


    Monday, December 30, 2013 3:42 PM


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  • Hello,

    Unfortunately there is no OOB way to set mapping for custom fields from opp-quote-order-invoice, but there is a workaround that you can use.


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    • Marked as answer by kerryburn1 Monday, December 30, 2013 5:10 PM
    Monday, December 30, 2013 5:03 PM
  • It sounds like you created the field on Quote Product and you want to automatically move the value over to a corresponding field on Order and Invoice Products as you move through the sales process?  If that is correct using the mappings under the relationships is the way to go - however the out of the box implementation doesn't display the relationships between say Quote Product and Order Product so you can create a mapping that will transfer the value over when you convert a Quote to an Order. 

    I've created a little tool to expose these mappings (as they do exist) so you can access the screen to map additional fields.


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    Monday, December 30, 2013 5:04 PM
  • Jason

    Your tool is genius!  However and probably because of my novice status, I cannot see how to achieve my aims

    I want to be able to map the field I can now see against orders and invoices (and elsewhere maybe) and when I choose the custom field in your tool it only gives me the option to connect to order product??  Also I am not sure if I then need to create a new field (which becomes confusing in itself) or simply create a new 1:n relationship so that this and other data can be repopulated throughout my instance.

    Do you work freelance?  is this a big job or can you direct me a little more?



    Monday, December 30, 2013 5:19 PM
  • Jason

    I could well be being thick here!

    Is it as simple as creating a new field in order - product and then in invoice and then creating a link from one to another to another??

    Does this not create a lot of fields that are cumbersome to work with?

    If that is the case, I am guessing it is somewhat easier than I thought??


    Monday, December 30, 2013 5:23 PM
  • You would need to first create the same custom field on Order Product (and Invoice Product)l - then through my tool access the mapping between Quote Product and Order Product and map the custom field on Quote Product to the new custom field on Order Product.

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    • Marked as answer by kerryburn1 Monday, December 30, 2013 10:55 PM
    Monday, December 30, 2013 5:53 PM
  • Jason

    That seemed to work fantastically thanks for the help on this one.



    Monday, December 30, 2013 10:57 PM