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Ability to do bulk edits on Attributes

Author Name: Thomas McKinnie

It would be able to sort the attribute list and perform some bulk edits like setting the Searchable flag to No. It's very tedious to open every attribute to set the Seachable flag to No. Or, it would be helpful if the out-of-the-box configuration had all attributes searchable flag set to No.

It would also be very useful to have a flag on the Attribute list view that shows if an attribute is on a form and/or view. This would allow the customizer to sort the list of attributes and clean-up the configuration more efficiently.

Status: Under Review
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D365Ideas_Admin
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Status changed to: Under Review
 
D365Ideas_Admin
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Thank you for your suggestion. We will consider this functionality for a future release. Best regards. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
D365Ideas_Admin
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Hello, Besides the searchable flag, what other properties on attributes are the ones that you are mostly interested on to be able to bulk edit? Thank you Humberto
D365Ideas_Admin
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Hi I've just gone through our database and hidden those attributes that we don't use (the slow way) ... it wasn't easy but the benefits will be reaped. However, these attributes are still available in 'edit columns' in advanced find - it makes no sense. And this is where our users will mostly be creating their own queries so I can foresee plenty of confusion. Also having flags on the view showing if the attribute was searchable would have saved me loads of time... I kept refreshing the metadata browser to see where I was at, but as that doesn't have the display name there was a load of fiddling to make that useful too.
D365Ideas_Admin
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Re: (Microsoft) Humberto's question... * Bulk delete of attributes * Set length (eg: text and memo fields) of attributes