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Create a Custom Case Entity In Dynamics CRM 2011

Hi,

Can i create a custom case entity in CRM different from the default. Reason being i need to create fields that are different from the Standard case form.

I am using dynamics CRM 2011.

Thanks,
Asif
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Feridun KadirPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You could but any in-built functionality around cases would not be available to you.  Instead, you can create your fields and add them to a new form for case. Entities in CRM can have multiple forms. So I suggest you leave the out of the box form for case as it is, make a copy (using Save As) and edit that to suit your needs.
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GulfITAuthor Commented:
How do i select the New Form when raising a Case ?
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Feridun KadirPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Look at the left hand side just above where the form tabs are shown. You should see Information with an arrow after it. Click the arrow and a list of other forms will be shown.

When you are happy with the new form you can use form security to make the Information form not show to users,
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GulfITAuthor Commented:
Hmm.

Is there any way i have display the New form as an option like in the attached.

I have created a new form calls Credit Case and can i display that in the list attached.

Thanks,
Case-SS-.docx
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Feridun KadirPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
I don't think so. But I think CRM will use the last form that the user selected for Case.

Does hiding forms by security role help you at all?  If users will always use the new form then you can hide the original form using security roles.

If you need users to choose between forms then I think they will have to do it after clicking New in the location you showed.
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GulfITAuthor Commented:
Users have to use both the forms.

Is there any way i can replicate the standard case to a custom entity?
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Feridun KadirPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
In a word, no.

You might be able to do fancy stuff by exporting a solution containing just the case entity and hacking the XML but personally I wouldn't do it.

And there is no to duplicate any of the functionality for cases - it is part of the code for CRM. Of course you might not need any of the functionality.

I did wonder whether instead of having another form you could use JavaScript to hide/unhide tabs/sections/fields on the form based on the value of something.
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GulfITAuthor Commented:
Can you share any link that has guidance how to Show/Hide fields based on a option set selection.

Thanks.
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Feridun KadirPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
I don't have anything to hand but you will need to use JavaScript. If you see anything on Business Rules, ignore it because they aren't available in CRM 2011.

To hide a field, use:
Xrm.Page.getControl("fieldname").setVisible(false);

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and to make it show
Xrm.Page.getControl("fieldname").setVisible(true);

Open in new window


Replace fieldname with the internal name of the relevant field.

There is information on working with JavaScript here, https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg334351(v=crm.5).aspx
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GulfITAuthor Commented:
Thanks Feridun.
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