Does this work for custom entities?

Jun 12, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I tried to set this up, but when I created/saved a new record absolutely nothing happened to the field I want to fill with with the autonumber. The field is a text field...does that matter?

Coordinator
Jun 13, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Hi Kristin,

Yes. The auto number should work on both system entities and custom entities.

During the solution import, did you tick the "Activate any processes and enable any SDK message processing steps included in the solution" ?

Can you also attach the screenshot of your Counter record?

Cheers.

Dimaz

Jun 13, 2012 at 7:27 AM

I can confirm that it works prefectly with custom entities, using a text field to hold the counter number.

Jun 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I did indeed check that box when I was importing the solution. Here’s my counter screenshot. akoya_appnumber is a text field.

Kristin

From: xrmbits [email removed]
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:51 PM
To: Kristin Hardin
Subject: Re: Does this work for custom entities? [advcrm2011autonumber:359370]

From: xrmbits

Hi Kristin,

Yes. The auto number should work on both system entities and custom entities.

During the solution import, did you tick the "Activate any processes and enable any SDK message processing steps included in the solution" ?

Can you also attach the screenshot of your Counter record?

Cheers.

Dimaz

Coordinator
Jun 14, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Hi Kristin,

The image doesn't seem to come up right. Would you be able to reupload it?

If you have the Plugin Registration Tool, could you also check to make sure that the Plugin Steps are enabled?

Cheers.

Dimaz

Jun 14, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Sorry, how do I upload an image? I do not have the plug-in registration tool installed.

Coordinator
Jun 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Hi Kristin,

For some reason codeplex doesn't allow copy pasting image directly. You will need to use websites like http://imageshack.us/ to upload your image.

I highly suggest you download the Plugin Registration Tool from http://sdrv.ms/LaWDNa and check to make sure the step for the Auto Number Plugin is enabled.

Cheers.

Dimaz

Jun 15, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Here's the screenshot of my counter:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/641/2012061216h3501.png/

And here's the screenshot of the plugin which is enabled:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/862/2012061510h1131.png/

Coordinator
Jun 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Hi Kristin,

Thanks for the screenshot. Looks like the issue is with the Entity Name. It should be populated with the entity logical name / schema name of your custom entity (eg: new_request). Not the Display Name of the entity.

I'll change the label for the next release to make this clearer.

Let me know if this does the trick.

Cheers.

Dimaz

Jun 18, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Bam! That worked. Thanks. I'm excited to use this tool.

Coordinator
Jun 18, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Good stuff!

Feel free to leave a review if you love this tool. :)