Microsoft Dynamics® CRM Training
Whole Number Fields
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In using Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you may have come across fields that record a duration of time or a time zone. However, if you try to create a similar custom field, you’ll find that there is no field type called “Time Zone”. So how do you create one?
In this lesson, we’re going to focus on the Whole Number field type. It is in this field type we find formats like language, duration, and time zone. For a general overview of other field types, we recommend you watch the video, “Field Types”.
Creating a Whole Number field
- Navigate to Settings > Customization > Customization, and then click Customize the System.
- The Solution: Default Solution window opens. Drill down into the entity for which the new field will be created, and then click Fields.
- In the toolbar, click New.
- The Field form opens. Name the field and configure other general settings. In the Type field, select Whole Number.
- The fields below dynamically change based on your selection in the Format field. The following formats are available to the Whole Number field type:
- None: records an integer that must fall within -2,147,483,648 and 2,147,483,647. These limits can be adjusted to any integers within the numbers in the Minimum Value and Maximum Value fields.
- Duration: records time in minutes, hours, and days. Data can be entered manually or selected from a dropdown with system-defined time intervals.
- Time Zone: functions as a dropdown list of all standard time zones.
- Language: functions as a dropdown list of enabled languages in your organization.
- When you are done configuring the field, click Save and Close.
- Insert the field onto the desired form, and then save and publish the entity.
In summary, four different kinds of fields can be created from a single field type to record various data.
For more tips, tricks, and tutorials, please refer to the Success Portal and blog.xrm.com.