Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Setting the Default Price List for a Product for the first time

When a product is created for the first time the default price list field is disabled. However you can set a value to this by using a javascript.

var lookup = new Object();
var lookupValue = new Array(); = “Guid Value”;
lookup.entityType = “pricelevel”; = “Record Name”;
lookupValue[0] = lookup;

There are very good articles about this which I have given below.

However you might face an issue here as the first time that this fields value is not getting saved to the database. The second time it gets saved.this functionality i have seen only with products. if you save an opportunity you don't get this issue. (If someone has overcome this using javascripts or have done this in any other way than using plugins i would be very much happy to hear about it.)

Is there a way to set the value when the record is saved?.

You cannot use a workflow as the form field is disabled and as you know if a field is disabled on a form then we cannot set a value to it. But using a plugin we can get this done.

We need to use a post create plugin with synchronous mode. I have given below the code for it.
This works correctly and the record is opening with setting a default price list for this field.

        public void Execute(IServiceProvider provider)
            IPluginExecutionContext context = (IPluginExecutionContext)provider.GetService(typeof(IPluginExecutionContext));
            IOrganizationServiceFactory OrganizationServiceFactory = (IOrganizationServiceFactory)provider.GetService(typeof(IOrganizationServiceFactory));
            IOrganizationService OrganizationService = OrganizationServiceFactory.CreateOrganizationService(context.UserId);

            switch (context.MessageName.ToLower())
                case "create":
                    Entity target = context.PostEntityImages["Target"] as Entity;
                    EntityReference ent = new EntityReference("pricelevel", new Guid("D63F72CC-41CB-E111-B129-080027B1770C"));
                    target.Attributes.Add("pricelevelid", ent);

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