Updating multiple records via workflow

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Lee you are correct in your assessment that creating the work order with a workflow step is easy to do while creating the child work order items is either difficult or impossible.

Even if you managed to hack this together with several workflows triggered by different events during the process the end result would be a UX/maintenance nightmare.

If you would like for this action to be triggered by a database operation instead of manually triggered this would be simple to do as well.

I got an email from a CRM administrator who needed to update a field on a disabled user record; however, he was not an Office 365 admin, so he could not re-enable the user to make the change.

I can imagine how a workflow would be used to create the new child records but I am not sure how I could create the parent record and associate it with the child records.

If you're running on multiple records, then I presume your are starting from a gridview of some sort. Just create a custom ribbon button that accepts the selected records as a parameter, and runs a custom javascript.

The above option works fine, but can get a bit unwieldy when you need to update many fields.

The alternative is to create a new blank entity and perform the update on this entity instead.

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where the value has changed), which means your plugin’s attribute filtering and workflow automatic trigger will function as one would normally expect.

The Update Child Records allows you to update multiple child records from a parent record.

You can update one field of the Childs based on a dynamic value or a parent field, or based on string value.

Was there any way to update a field on a disabled user without having to re-enable the user?

There is a little trick that can update just about any field on just about any disabled/inactive record without having to first re-activate the record. Using advanced find, build a view containing just the records that you wish to update and including the fields that you need to update. Export to Excel, being sure to check the box to make the data available for re-import. Update the values you wish to change in the spreadsheet. Import the updated xml spreadsheet in via the import utility.

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