Relationship Property Names and Case

In today’s SalesLogix Web Developer class, we discussed an issue that
someone in the class was having at runtime with a relationship that had a property that started with lower-case letters. Here are the details of that issue and
the fix:

Scenario

Create a entity named
“testProject” and then relate it to the Account entity. In the
relationship, the Account will have a collection named “testProjects”
(notice the property name starts lower case). You’ll then use that
relationship when you wire up your lookup on a form.

Problem

Every
things builds fine, however at runtime you get an error saying “Could
not find field ‘_TestProjects’ in class
Sage.SalesLogix.Entities.Account”. Notice that the error refers to the
property with an uppercase “T”.

Solution

To fix this you just need to simply delete (or change) the relationship property to NOT start lower-case. Always name your relationship properties Proper-case, starting with an upper case letter always.

I don’t know why this problem occurs. Seem that somewhere in the system an assumption is being made that the property name will be proper-cased (starting with an upper-case letter). However, I can tell you that you don’t see the problem if you use the first letter upper-cased for the properties created in the relationship. Weird.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ryan Farley

Ryan Farley is the Director of Development for Customer FX and creator of slxdeveloper.com. He's been blogging regularly about SalesLogix, now Infor CRM, since 2001 and believes in sharing with the community. His new passion for CRM is Creatio, formerly bpm'online. He loves C#, Javascript, web development, open source, and Linux. He also loves his hobby as an amateur filmmaker.

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