Tip #1197: Unified Interface lookup changes

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Change to how lookups behave in Unified Interface is coming in December. &tl;dr Up until now Unified Interface used Lookup View to perform the search. After the change is rolled out, Unified Interface will use Quick Find view (with resulting columns are still coming from the Lookup View), as the classic interface does. With this […]

Tip #1190: Searchable lookup and relationship

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I admit that, for a long time, I was under what turned out to be an illusion, that setting Searchable to No had the same effect whether you do it on a lookup or relationship. How wrong was I. (On unrelated note, isn’t “wrong” a binary construct? Wouldn’t that translate to “how zero was my […]

Tip #1181: Filtered lookups on editable grids

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Today’s tip is from Nick “Benchpress” Doelman. Technically it’s from his wife which proves that all of us, MVPs, are mere mortals and the real knowledge still belongs to the users. She only wanted to see contacts that belonged to an account on the record but the lookup view was showing all the contacts. Turns […]

Tip #1044: Display lookups as hyperlinks in portal entity list

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Entity lists in the Dynamics 365 portals do not have any special handling for the lookups – they just render the display names. Fair enough, after all, how is the rendering code supposed to know what page to link to? If you are comfortable with liquid in portals then the task is relatively easy. Just […]

Tip #645: Name that address

Return to sender

If you want to take advantage of an obscure Lookup Address feature when dealing with quotes or orders, you will find that the address lookup on that dialog looks very strange: first line is blank followed by the zip/postal code and city. In addition, how do you add multiple addresses to a customer record in […]

Tip #515: Why lookup control appears disabled

The other day the client asked us to verify the field level security settings on the system. The reason, as they explained it, was that one of the lookup controls appeared disabled and wouldn’t become enabled regardless of what they did to FLS settings. Long story short, the control was disabled not because of the […]

Tip #476: Make your lookup pretty and useful

Add extra columns to lookup view

Bonjour, comment ça va! CRM Tip Of The Day is going international and today’s guest is Clément “Bienvenue chez Lagny-le-Sec” Marty Clément continues our stream of tips about lookups and, being French, succinctly explains how to make them prettier and more useful at the same time. If the principal attribute (the name of the record, […]

Tip #469: Sorting lookup field quick preview

Most of the time Joel is very helpful but sometimes he’s just plain grumpy: I’m finding that the lookup field quick preview list does not honor sort order. In this example I have a “sequence” field that sorts the list in the desired order: If you go to the lookup dialog, it honors the sort […]