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New field ‘Sort Date’ in Activity Pointer entity – Dynamics 365

A new field ‘Sort Date’ (Schema Name – sortdate) has been added to the ‘Activity Pointer’ entity to control the sorting of the Activities.

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Limitation with earlier CRM versions:

  • To display a list of activities and order them by date, we can only use the common date attributes like ‘Created on’ or ‘Modified on’ defined in the activitypointer entity.
  • What if you have to sort Email activities by ‘Sent On’ attribute rather than the modifiedon attribute value?

How ‘Sort Date’ Solves This:

  • With ‘Sort Date’ attribute, we can control how activities are sorted by desired date.
  • By default, the ‘Sort Date’ attribute value is null.
  • Set the ‘Sort date’ attribute value using a workflow or a plugin with required Date value (For example, set ‘Sort Date’ with ‘Sent On’ value in case of Emails) and use that in views.

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