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Fields that are not valid were specified for the entity – Solution Import Error in CRM 2011

Hi,

In one of my CRM 2011 deployments when I tried to import my solution from Development to Test environment I got below error

Fields that are not valid were specified for the entity

After examining the customization changes made we came to know the actual problem.

Reason –

  • We had an attribute ‘new_abc’ that was of type “Two Options”
  • Later  we got a change request from client, that the field has to be an option set.
  • So in Development environment, we deleted the field  ‘new_abc’ of type “Two options” and created a new field again with same name ‘new_abc’ of type “Option set”.
  • When we tried to import back the new solution to test environment we got this Import failure message.

Fix :-

  • We fixed this by deleting the field in the import environment (i.e., Test environment in my case) prior to the import of new solution.
  • To avoid this problem provide different name to the newly created field

 

Hope it helps 🙂

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  1. Paul
    May 2, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Thanks for this post. I had exactly the same problem.

    I delved a bit deeper before fixing the problem to find that it is actually fairly straightforward tracking down where the problem lay. When the Import fails, you need to download the log file, open it then look at the error text in the second tab of the downloaded log file. For me, this identified which field was causing a problem.

  2. PB
    March 6, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Thanks Rajeev !! You are spot on !!

    Cheers
    PB

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