Welcome to this stop on my XrmToolBox Tool Tour. Here, we visit Field Seeker, a newer addition to the XrmToolBox that’s gaining traction based on the number of downloads since its first release.
This tool searches for columns (fields) by schema name within the connected environment.
Version: 188.8.131.52 (at the time of review)
Author: Evgeniy Dushkin
Please see the related Microsoft documentation if you’re unfamiliar with the November 2020 terminology updates within the Dataverse.
1. Open XrmToolBox.
2. Connect to your environment.
3. Open Field Seeker.
4. Type the column name (not the Display name) in the Field Name search box. Click the Search Field button.
5. a. If the app locates the column, then it displays a Field Found message:
5. b. If the app does not locate the column, then it displays a Field Not Found message:
6. The Results pane will display the results if found.
7. By clicking the expand button, you can find details about the column under the table name.
Now that you know what this tool is and how to use it, let’s examine why you might want to.
Here are three ideas.
Have you thought of other uses? Let’s discuss them.
Even the most popular and mature tools may present use issues. The developers are human, and they welcome constructive feedback through the GitHub site. Here are a couple specific to Field Seeker.
Field Types are Simple, Calculated, or Rollup as they are in Dataverse.
Field Requirements are None, SystemRequired, or Recommended as they are in Dataverse.
Field Security and Audit Status appear as Boolean True and False. These correspond to Dataverse Yes and No, respectively.
The tool developers are always looking for new features they can include in future versions. I have included a few here I have submitted. If you think of others, let’s connect and discuss them.
Thanks for joining me on this leg of the XrmToolBox Tool Tour. Stay tuned for new stops on our journey. Happy CRMing!
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