To get started we will show you how to make a few small customisations to an existing Entity.

We are going to make the following changes to the default CRM template for SharePortals:

1. Change Opportunities Entity name to Deals
2. Change the Opportunity Title Field to Deal Name
2. Change the Field Deal Value to Est Revenue
3. Remove the Field Probability %
4. Add a new choice Field Product Category

This is a current example Opportunity Entity Record with the default configuration, created by clicking Opportunities in the top main navigation, and clicking New Opportunity to create a record with sample values:

Steps

1. Open app settings:

2. Click the Entity Management button

3. Find Opportunity in the list of Entities, and click it’s name to expand options for this Entity.

4. Change Field from Opportunity to Deal:

5. Change Opportunity Title to Deal Name:

6. Scroll down to Deal Value, and change the Field name to Est Revenue:

7. Remove the below Field Probability by clicking the red bucket button to the left of the Field:

8. Scroll to the bottom of the current Entity accordion, and click the button New Field

9. In the dialog, enter the values shown below to create a Field called Product Category, then click Add:

10. Click Save at the bottom of the screen to commit all changes so far. To configure the choice field we just created requires us to edit a SharePoint screen. To do this go back in to the Entity Management screen again, open the Entity which is now called Deals, and scroll to the Product Category choice Field. You should see an Advanced button:

11. This opens a new tab with a SharePoint screen. For any additional settings on Fields in SharePortals they need to be completed on this screen. For this example, scroll down to Additional Column Settings and edit the section Type each choice on a separate line: which is where we add our list of choices to the Field. Enter a few examples e.g Widgets, Stem Bolts, Q-Screw, B-Screw each on a new line as shown below:

12. Click OK in the bottom right of this screen. You will get a warning “You’re about to update all lists using this site column with the settings on this page. This will happen even if you haven’t made any changes. Are you sure you want to continue?”. Click OK on this message, and once the page has reloaded close this tab to return to SharePortals.

13. Click Save to exit back to the SharePortals app settings screen.

14. Click Navigation in app settings to open this screen:

15. Find Opportunities in the list of Entities, rename it to Deals as shown below, and click Save to exit the screen and apply the change:

16. Now if we open the same record at the begining of this exercise, we’ll navigate to Deals on the top navigation, click the record we opened, and verify the changes have been made to the Entity Record name, Fields, and the choices are available in our new Field Product Category:

To make advanced changes including creating new entities, reusing existing Fields, adding other Field types, and more, See: Entity Management

Last Modified: 2021/09/17

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