Can't edit N:1 relationship mappings on custom entity? RRS feed

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  • Greetings all, 

    I have a question about relationship mappings and custom entities. I have a custom entity (created as an activity and available in the Activities menu) called Sample Requests. In the Contacts entity I have a 1:N relationship from Contacts -> Sample Requests. I want to edit the mappings in this relationship so that when I create a Sample Request for a specific contacts certain data is populated from the Contact to the Sample Request. For whatever reason when I open the relationship there is no Mappings section. I've done this for OOB entities/activities with no problem. Is this a limitation of the software or am I doing something wrong?

    Any help is appreciated. 

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:05 PM


  • Hi,

    As far as I remember, you cannot make mapping between activity entities and the "other" entities which are mapped using the "Regarding" field. I personally see this as something similar to a bug or lack of expected function but that just seems to be how CRM works. You can create a workaround by making javascripts that exectute onload on the "Sample Request" and use the REST API to get the data from CRM that you need from the contact.

    Gustaf Westerlund, MVP, CEO and Chief Architect at CRM-Konsulterna in Sweden
    Blog: http://gustafwesterlund.blogspot.com
    Swedish Dyn CRM Forum: http://www.crmforum.se

    • Proposed as answer by SuryaMSCRM Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:56 PM
    • Marked as answer by BLaBarbera Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:18 AM
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:47 PM