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Import Customizations From CRM 3 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I try to Import Customizations From CRM3 and got error - 
    "Either the file could not be uploaded,or this is not a valid Customization file".

    The CRM4 runnig on "develop environment"

    Thanks, 
    Tamir Yitzchak 
    Sunday, March 29, 2009 7:53 AM

Answers

  • It is not possible to import a CRM 3.0 customization file directly into a 4.0 environment.  -

    Import the 3.0 customization file into a 3.0 development environment and then upgrade the 3.0 environment to 4.0.


    Scott Sewell, CustomerEffective | http:\\blog.CustomerEffective.com | Twitter:@ScottSewell
    Sunday, March 29, 2009 10:39 AM
    Moderator

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  • It is not possible to import a CRM 3.0 customization file directly into a 4.0 environment.  -

    Import the 3.0 customization file into a 3.0 development environment and then upgrade the 3.0 environment to 4.0.


    Scott Sewell, CustomerEffective | http:\\blog.CustomerEffective.com | Twitter:@ScottSewell
    Sunday, March 29, 2009 10:39 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi guys,

    It is officially not possible indeed, however we managed to do so several times. There are multiple things that must be done, so that the customizations file is compliant with CRM 4.0. One of them is replacing all "title" attributes of each entity / relationship and so on to a new "titles" xml element and put as many "title" elements as you have language versions. The same with "tooltip" attribute.

    The truth is that the customizations provided with the "Extending Dynamics CRM 4.0" exam (as class materials) come from CRM 3.0. I have led several trainings and I had to deal with that fact that someone at Microsoft forgot to change the customizations files added as class materials. So we did what I described above. And all the customizations from 3.0 were imported to 4.0. But generally speaking, it is not easy and straightforward...

    Best regards,
    Kuba
    -- Kuba Skałbania, Netwise
    Sunday, March 29, 2009 1:09 PM
  • Kuba - That's interesting, and yes, I suppose you could edit a config file by hand, but in the case of a full environment configuration. I would still think the quickest way would be to just use a 3.0 VPC and upgrade -an hour later and you've got a working/supported 4.0 config file.


    Scott Sewell, CustomerEffective | http:\\blog.CustomerEffective.com | Twitter:@ScottSewell
    Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:24 PM
    Moderator