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Are 1:1 Relations Possible?

Is there such a thing as a 1:1 relationship in Dynamics CRM 4?  Here's what I'm trying to do, using a workflow if at all possible:  I have a series of records I'm trying to copy, these each have child records.  I would like to copy the records and children using a workflow.  I found a way to copy the parent records, but when it comes to the child copies, I can't set their parents to the new workflow-created parent records one by one because it would take too long with several dozen parent records.  

So I created a 1:n sibling record relationship for the parent entity, and set the "copy" workflow to set this sibling record to "Parent Record" when it creates a new record from an entity.  This only worked one way, because when the child was created, the workflow set the childs parent = Parent just fine, but I can't "workflow programmatically" set the parent's sibling to "Child".  

It seems like the easist thing is always to make a plug-in, and I have only very basic knowledge of how to do this.  I haven't seen a lot online but it seems like there should be a way to make a straight 1:1 relationship in CRM where I could create "spawned records" with direct links to and from the creating record.  

Thanks in advance for your help.

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 I think what you men by above is  one parent can have Single level of child.

For e.g  

You create a case  A and  create a related case B which is child ofA.
If I now create a child of B then it should get assigned to child of B.

For this  you need to have SDk programing :(

RAkesh Agrwal
rbucklesAuthor Commented:
OK, thanks Rakesh, you answered my question.  I think I can make this work, I just need to make a 1:N relationship and set the created record to point to its creator.  Kind of counter-intuitive but I think it will work.  

I think before I was trying to have a self-referencing 1:N relationship, which is fine, but I was trying to go both ways with it . . .
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