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  • Hi,

    Please let me know about CRM 2011 Solutions.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:04 AM

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  • Note : Deleting an Unmanaged Solutions will delete the Solution but will not delete the components.
    Note : Deleting an Managed Solution will delete the Solution and Components both (except the Components that are the part of another solution including Default(System) solution )
    Export/Import Solutions
    For Export : Only Unmanaged Solution can be Exported
    For Import : You can import the solution as Managed or as Unmanaged
    When an unmanaged Solution is imported, the customizations it contains 
    overwrite any customizations already in place. This applies only to  customizations explicably present in the Solution.
    EXAMPLE: Joe exports his Vacation Solution, which contains a custom entity, 
    as unmanaged. He then adds a field to the entity named Special to store a bit  value. He adds the field to the form for the entity as a check box. The form is used  so that data in the Special field is accumulated for some records. Joe then  imports his Solution from the file he exported. When he publishes the changes  and looks at the form, he finds his Special field disappeared. However, the field  is still available to add to the form.
    In the preceding example, the customization placing the field on the form is 
    overwritten by the import. However the field (and the data in it) is left intact  since it is not explicitly referenced.
    If an import contains changes that conflict with existing data, it will fail.
    EXAMPLE: Connie exports a Solution as unmanaged containing a Customer 
    Interest entity. The entity contains a field called Interest Time of data type  Integer. After the export, Pete deletes the Interest Time field from the entity.  Connie recreates the field but, although she specifies the same name, she makes  the new field Date and Time. If Connie tries to import the Solution she exported  earlier, the import will fail. The Import Summary screen will show that the  failure occurred in the Customer Interest component.
    In the preceding example,Connie can downloaded the log file to see the error.

    HHH
    • Proposed as answer by DynamicsPosts Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:07 AM
    • Marked as answer by Help4MCTS Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:09 AM
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:06 AM

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  • Note : Deleting an Unmanaged Solutions will delete the Solution but will not delete the components.
    Note : Deleting an Managed Solution will delete the Solution and Components both (except the Components that are the part of another solution including Default(System) solution )
    Export/Import Solutions
    For Export : Only Unmanaged Solution can be Exported
    For Import : You can import the solution as Managed or as Unmanaged
    When an unmanaged Solution is imported, the customizations it contains 
    overwrite any customizations already in place. This applies only to  customizations explicably present in the Solution.
    EXAMPLE: Joe exports his Vacation Solution, which contains a custom entity, 
    as unmanaged. He then adds a field to the entity named Special to store a bit  value. He adds the field to the form for the entity as a check box. The form is used  so that data in the Special field is accumulated for some records. Joe then  imports his Solution from the file he exported. When he publishes the changes  and looks at the form, he finds his Special field disappeared. However, the field  is still available to add to the form.
    In the preceding example, the customization placing the field on the form is 
    overwritten by the import. However the field (and the data in it) is left intact  since it is not explicitly referenced.
    If an import contains changes that conflict with existing data, it will fail.
    EXAMPLE: Connie exports a Solution as unmanaged containing a Customer 
    Interest entity. The entity contains a field called Interest Time of data type  Integer. After the export, Pete deletes the Interest Time field from the entity.  Connie recreates the field but, although she specifies the same name, she makes  the new field Date and Time. If Connie tries to import the Solution she exported  earlier, the import will fail. The Import Summary screen will show that the  failure occurred in the Customer Interest component.
    In the preceding example,Connie can downloaded the log file to see the error.

    HHH
    • Proposed as answer by DynamicsPosts Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:07 AM
    • Marked as answer by Help4MCTS Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:09 AM
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:06 AM
  • Thanks good info.
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:09 AM
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 comes with a brand new concept of solutions. Solutions are how customizers and developers author, package, and maintain units of software that extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. In this post I will be focusing on development of enterprise CRM implementations and utilization of solutions.

    Here are few interesting scenarios for using solution to their limits: http://ayazahmad.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/solutions-release-management-crm-2011/

     


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