CRM 2015 – Nested Quick Create Forms

The introduction of Quick Create Forms in Dynamics CRM 2013 provided a simpler way for users to create records for core entities from anywhere within the system. However, there is one disadvantage in that it does not launch subsequent Quick Create forms to populate lookup fields. Thankfully, Dynamics CRM 2015 supports what are called “nested” Quick Create Forms.


Let’s say you are given a business card and you want to enter the details of a person into your CRM system. You could use the Contact Quick Create form to enter the basic details of the person, but what happens when you need to create an Account record for that person at the same time? In CRM 2013, you would have to click on the Company Name lookup, then Lookup More Records followed by the New button which would pop open an empty Account form in a new window.




Now let’s compare this with CRM 2015 and its ability to launch multiple Quick Create forms when populating lookups. Again you would enter the basic details of the person, but now when you click on the Company Name lookup, you will see that the New button is available without having to open the Lookup dialog.



When we click on the New button, an empty Account form will not be displayed in a separate window. Instead, a nested Quick Create form is displayed.


This makes it super easy to create records from the Quick Create forms! Now the question is, how many nested Quick Create forms can we launch in one go? I added the Parent Account lookup to the Account Quick Create form and managed to launch 10 Quick Create forms at one time. Once you reach the limit, the New button is no longer displayed.


This new feature will definitely save you time in creating core records in your CRM implementation.


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