Just bumped into Stunnware's (Michael Hohne) web site and saw he released his initial version of the Filtered Look up for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. It comes complete with documentation. This tool was initially a workaround to filter lookup results, but it grew to a tool set with a lot more functions.
The Filtered Lookup Dialog for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 contains the following new features:
- Multi-Tenancy: The Filtered Lookup Dialog for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 supports multiple organizations on a single Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server installation.
- Multi-Language: The filtered lookups can be configured to support multiple languages. However no right-to-left support is included in the product.
- Filtering auto-complete: The lookup control in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 allows users to type in a search string in the lookup control itself. Hitting the Enter key or tabbing out of the field starts a search and displays the matching records in the lookup field. The Filtered Lookup Dialog for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 hooks into the auto-complete and limits the results according to the filter.
- Synchronization of lookup definitions to the Outlook Offline Client: As all configuration values needed to display a lookup dialog are now stored as custom entities, new and modified lookup definitions are automatically passed to the Outlook Offline Client. There's no need to deploy files to the clients anymore, other than the software installation.
Besides the new features, it still includes the features that have been present in the Custom Lookup Dialog for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0.