Easy way to copy a field in Dynamics CRM


I have  a set of fields which are option sets and want to create a duplicate. is there a easy way of copy fields.

the new field needs to be a different one.

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Feridun KadirPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Are you using Global Option sets? With global option sets, you can add multiple option set fields to entities that use the same set of values as a global option set. If you need to add a new value, then you just update the global option set.

Or are you looking to make a copy of a local option set and then customize the new one? I'm not aware of any tools that do this. You could (though I have not tried), add the entity with the fields to a solution, export the solution and then "hack" the customizations.xml to duplicate the fields and then import back the solution. I suggest you try this in a test system first.
GulfITAuthor Commented:
I am trying to crate the new field with the existing option set but the previous field does not show up. do i have to change an properties in the previous field so that appears ?
Feridun KadirPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
If you select Existing Option set, only Global Option sets will show in the list.

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