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Need ability to have option for bigInt field data type for Custom Fields

Author Name: Christopher Fruge

There is currently no way to add a field type that uses bigInt, although bigInt is used in a couple of places within the CRM Framework for core processes. Please expand its use to custom attributes as well. From an integration standpoint, many systems use numbers as keys as well as the ability to do large numbers within the same Framework. From a database perspective, indexes are faster when it comes to numbers than text fields, including overall performance. Current suggestions of just using a Text field are not adequate from an indexing perspective as well as a sorting perspective.

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 are considering this functionality for a future release of CRM. Mike Carter This posting is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
D365Ideas_Admin
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Any word on this getting added??

D365Ideas_Admin
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As we move to Dynamics 365, we really, really, really need this!!!!!!!!  Integrations are going to be too slow without it!!!!

CharlesS
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Any developments on this? Big integers are a must, especially considering they are available in PowerQuery.