Alternate Keys in CRM 2015\CRM 2016

Let us look at a simple example to understand.

  • Suppose we have a custom entity name Demo Entity.
  • Create a new single line of text field named Alternate Key Field.
  • Create a new Alternate Key Field and specify the above field for it.

  • Click on “Create index for My Alternate Keys for entity Demo Entity” which will create an Index in CRM’s Database.
  • Let us update the following record using Alternate Key

  • Sample code

  • Updated record

  • Currently alternate key can only be defined on field type – string, integer and decimal.
  • The alternate key can be used for Entity Reference as well, wherein instead of specifying GUID we can now use alternate key.

Hope it helps..

Author: Nishant Rana

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