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Dynamics Portals – Entity List ‘Map View’

Dynamics Portal’s Entity List has an option to pin the records on a Map based on the Address of those records.

How does ‘Map View’ looks on Portal:

  •  With ‘Map View’ enabled, you will get a Map (bing/google) and matching records will be pinned on the map (i.e., Refer 1 pinned on the Map below).


How to set up ‘Map View’:

  • On the ‘Entity List’ form, check the ‘Map Enabled’ checkbox.
  • In ‘Entity Field Mappings’, map the address fields from ‘Contact’ entity (As my entity list mapped to Contact).


  • Under ‘Settings’ section, provide below details
    • Map Type : Bing/Google (I chose ‘Bing’ for this article)
    • Credentials : Bing API credentials (You need to login here with your Live/Outlook account and generate the Key)
    • Portal_Map_5
    • Default Center Latitude : This is important. Geo coordinates where you want your map start from (I took ‘New Jersey’ coordinates as Default)
    • Default Center Longitude : This is important. Geo coordinates where you want your map start from (I took ‘New Jersey’ coordinates as Default)
    • Save
  • On Portal, you will notice a Map loaded with ‘Default Center Latitude’ and ‘Default Center Longitude’ (i.e., ‘New Jersey’ in this example).


  • In the ‘Address’ search box, provide ‘New York’ and click ‘Search’.


  • As I configured Contact ‘Rajeev Pentyala’ with ‘New York’ coordinates (Refer screen below), Contact showed up in above screen.


  • You can click on ‘Get Directions’ to get directions between Searched city (i.e., ‘New York’) and Default coordinates (i.e., New Jersey).



  1. Sunil
    July 10, 2019 at 1:20 PM

    Hey Rajeev,

    Nice article and useful, Is there anyway we can have this functionality on Dynamics CRM 365?

    If so, please provide instructions.


    • July 15, 2019 at 4:35 PM

      Don’t think of any OOB functionality. You might want to build custom web resource with bing map integration.

  2. July 24, 2019 at 2:50 AM

    Hi Rajeev,

    Instead of searching the address, is there a way to default the address of logged in user?

    can you please let me know if this is possible?


    • July 24, 2019 at 4:41 PM

      You can use ‘Portal User Attribute’ under ‘Filter Conditions’ section of ‘Entity List’, which allows you to filter by logged in user.

  3. Mahesh
    May 2, 2021 at 2:56 PM

    Hi Rajeev, I have followed all your steps but bing map is not loading for me at all on portals , does this have any dependency on type of page template used ? , for your reference i have used “Full Page” template

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