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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Customization & Configuration (MB2-866) Certification Guide by Neil Benson

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Custom fields

Almost all implementations of Microsoft Dynamics CRM involve customized fields. Even the out-of-the-box implementations, where the objective is to avoid customization and custom development by using only standard features, often involve renaming some entities, fields, and option set values.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 provides web-based, graphical features for field customization so that most business requirements can be achieved without any specialist programming skills.

In this section we will discuss:

  • Introduction to fields
  • Field datatypes
  • Field properties
  • Customizing fields
  • Creating custom fields
  • Modifying existing fields

Introduction to fields

In Microsoft Dynamics CRM, a field (also known as an attribute) represents a characteristic ...

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