Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How to get rid of the CRM 4.0 “new_” prefix

Today one of my junior colleague asked me “Whenever I'm creating a custom entity in CRM, the type is prefixed with "new_". So are any attributes. How can this be modified/removed?”

although it’s quite simple but I thought many more minds might be thinking the same thing around the globe so I have decided to place it  here.

“new_” is the default prefix for custom entities and attributes.

To change it:

  1. Log into the web interface with an administrator account
  2. Select: Settings -> Administration -> System Settings
  3. Select the Customization tab
  4. Change the Prefix value to your desired one.

Happy Coding :-)

1 comment:

Mark said...

For CRM 2011 you have to do this on the Publisher settings on Solution screen in Customisations. It forces a minimun 2 char prefix but you can choose.