Wednesday, May 27, 2009

CRM Import - Importing Into Drop-Down Combobox Targets

During the initial try to load accounts into MS-CRM 4.0, my source file failed for columns that had drop-down combobox columns as targets. A little research lead to this forum post, which advises using the GUIDs of the target system. I was a little mislead by this post, since it actually applied to lookups, not drop-down combobox values. The solution I needed involved converting the source values to the AttributeValue equivalents in the StringMap table of the MS-CRM database.

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