June 9, 2008

Generic SQL error

WOW! I'm sooooo happy when I receive such deterministic errors.

After saving an account, this message popped up. And you guessed it - it appeared just SOMETIMES!

After a little of SQL profiling i found the reason:
I extended the account's address1_line1 field from 50 to 100 characters. After saving the account, CRM automatically creates/updates also the customeraddress entity.

Solution:
Extend the customeraddress entity, extend attribute line1, match the length to length of the account address line.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My console application takes care of transferring data from Client's dbase to MS CRM. Talking of the contact entity address_line1 entity is an nvarchar field with 2000 chars and in the client's dbase its datatype is varchar(2000). on calling service.Create() method, I get this error: "Generic SQL error".
Can anyone help, where am I missing something?

Yitz said...

Thank you for that tip! I have been struggling with the same thing.

Did it change the field width for that field in the FilteredAccount view as well??

Dejan Dular said...

FilteredAccount is a view, so the field length is "updated" automatically from AccountBase table.

Yitz said...

I did this eventually but when I looked at the definition of the FilteredAccount view it still showed width 50.

I was concerned but I found that when I queried the view I got the data in the table even if it was more than 50 characters.