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D365 July Updates – Multi select option set and Virtual entity

September 10, 2017 Leave a comment

With July updates Dynamics 365 introduced few new features. I am going to touch base:

Virtual Entity:

  • Virtual entities replace previous client-side and server-side approaches to integrating external data, which required customized code and suffered from numerous limitations, including imperfect integration, data duplication, or extensive commitment of development resources.
  • Virtual entities are stored in CRM with an internal metadata flag on the entity marked as virtual, which tells the system not to put a schema in the database. Virtual entities are organization owned, there isn’t any CRM role level security for virtual entities. Each virtual entity points to a row from the data source
  • Refer this Article

Multi-select option set:

  • This is long awaiting feature. Limitation of existing Option set was we could select only one option. With the advent of new control we can select multiple options.
  • Select options stored in a field separated by ;
  • Features of the new Multi-Select option set include:
    • A new AttributeType: MultiSelect Option Set introduced.
    • We can add control to forms, views, and quick create forms, and read-only and editable grids
    • Can add up to 150 values available for selection
    • ‘Select All’ and ‘Clear selection’ feature
    • Supported in Advanced Find and FetchXML queries
  • Refer for more details.

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