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Give me the ability to create a lookup on the 'Customer' entity

Author Name: Jared Eischen

I'd like the ability to create a lookup field on the 'Customer' entity, similar to that used for a Case. This would provide support for a number of scenarios where the primary, or even secondary, record could either be a contact or an account.

Status: Completed

We released this as part of Dynamics CRM 2016 Update 1. (v8.1)

Please refer to the following link for more information:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn531187.aspx#Types of fields

 

Sincerely,

Mike Carter

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Status changed to: Completed

We released this as part of Dynamics CRM 2016 Update 1. (v8.1)

Please refer to the following link for more information:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn531187.aspx#Types of fields

 

Sincerely,

Mike Carter

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It would be even better for the xRM'ers to have the ability to configure composite lookups/entity relationships. That is, the ability to create a relationship to 2 (or more) entities within the same lookup control, like a partylist or customerid.
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+1 on MDodd73's comment. Its been really long time since we have wished and asked for this feature.
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++ to MDodd73.
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+100 to this also. As per MDodd73 the ideal would be to allow us to define a link from a child entity to one of many different parent entity types (standard or custom). There are also a couple of connects which talk about inheritance which may also help with this issue (I raised one here: http://connect.microsoft.com/dynamicssuggestions/feedback/details/674247/inheritance-on-entities-or-...). If inheritance was possible then you could allow child entities to link to the "base" type which I think could also get around the problem (I.e. you could treat Giraffe, Horse and Cat all as an Animal and have child entities be able to link to any animal). It's not quite as flexible but similar.
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+++++ to MDodd73. This would take xRM to a whole new level of flexibility. I think it would be a key differential advantage when comparing with competing products.
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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.