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Increasing field length in MS CRM 3.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm using MS CRM 3.0 in my application. I wanted to increase a field length of an attribute but i could not do that in Form.

    Tried changing maxsize of the field in the customization.xml and imported it. It allowed me to enter the value with the increased size. But, While saving the form, i'm getting the data out of range error ifi give the value with the maximum field length (In database, the field length is not increased).

    Is this the limitation of MS CRM 3.0. If so, is there any work around for this?

    Please help..

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 5:04 AM

Answers

  • I don't think you are going to be able to increase the size of the field.  Depending on the field type, you might be able to do it in CRM 4.

    One solution is to create a new field with the size you want.  Copy the data from the existing field to the new custom field using a workflow or some other supported method.  Remove the old field from the form and replace it with the new one.


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    Saturday, April 10, 2010 1:07 AM
  • The way you do it in v4 is to do it at the attribute. If you can't adjust it at the attribute I'm guessing it can't be done in v3.

    Leon Tribe
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    • Proposed as answer by Leon TribeMVP Tuesday, April 13, 2010 1:52 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:54 PM
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 1:52 PM
  • This is not an available feature in CRM 3.  You can see my suggestion above.  Thank you

    Regards, Donna

           

    • Proposed as answer by Donna EdwardsMVP Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:54 PM
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:34 PM

All replies

  • Have the changes being published?..

     

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 5:31 AM
  • Yes.. Published, it reflected in screens, but i could not save the record with the value with the increased length.
    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 5:51 AM
  • Yes.. Published, it reflected in screens, but i could not save the record with the value with the increased length.
    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 5:51 AM
  • I don't think you are going to be able to increase the size of the field.  Depending on the field type, you might be able to do it in CRM 4.

    One solution is to create a new field with the size you want.  Copy the data from the existing field to the new custom field using a workflow or some other supported method.  Remove the old field from the form and replace it with the new one.


    Best Regards | Twitter: edwardsdna
    Saturday, April 10, 2010 1:07 AM
  • The way you do it in v4 is to do it at the attribute. If you can't adjust it at the attribute I'm guessing it can't be done in v3.

    Leon Tribe
    Want to hear me talk about all things CRM? Check out my blog
    http://leontribe.blogspot.com/ 
    or hear me tweet @leontribe


    Want to hear me talk about all things CRM? Check out my blog http://leontribe.blogspot.com/ or hear me tweet @leontribe
    • Proposed as answer by Leon TribeMVP Tuesday, April 13, 2010 1:52 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:54 PM
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 1:52 PM
  • Which field do you try to increase? if it is an address field in account or contact, you need to increase the field in customeraddress entity too...
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    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 1:54 PM
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  • This is not an available feature in CRM 3.  You can see my suggestion above.  Thank you

    Regards, Donna

           

    • Proposed as answer by Donna EdwardsMVP Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:54 PM
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:34 PM