When creating a Business rule you have the option to set the scope. What is the difference between Entity and All Forms?
If business rule is created with scope as “Entity” then the business rules will execute server side. This means that you do not need the CRM form for the rules to be executed. It can also be executed when you do updates to a record programmatically similar to the concept of Workflows and Plugins
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Thanks for the information. It seems like entity is probably what I'm after then.
When faced with the two options, why would you not want it to execute server side?
I guess if someone wanted to localise the changes to a single client?
It depends on the requirement actually, when you just want to run your business rule at client side only, you won't select entity.
A simple example of hiding fields, you want to when user will open records based on some value specific field should be hidden using business rule.
Hope it will help.
Walkthrough the following blog. It explains the limitations of Business Rule
Thanks for the info, I have one more question about Client vs Server side not being technical myself.
If 'All Forms' only executes the Business Rule Client side, does that mean the Business Rule is carried out for the one client who creates the business rule, or all clients?
I'm assuming client side means the Business Rule applies to the client that created it, and Server side executes the Business Rule for all clients?
Is that correct?
Here Client means the browser, if your business rules are not published using Entity, it will only run client side (browser), it does not means to specific user.
So for example I am changing something in entity form field associated with the business rule, it will fire . But if I am updating entity data using service call/SDK which do changes in server, business rule won't fire.
But in case of server side business rule, it will fire in above case.
That's great thanks.
hi On account i wrote a js cript on click of button to set a field value.On setting i made a BR to lock the field here scope is ACCOUNT as u said the field changing by JS so to excecute BR scope should be ENTITY. the logic has excuted though here account is my scope why?
Yes It is working perfectly.
Entity scope will work on server level(Entity) and All form will be applicable on all entity forms(Client side).
I have situation which arise due to use of Entity level Business Rules
I had a Business Rule with Scope as Entity. This rule was primarily making Certain fields visible and Certain fields hidden. This rule got applied to all the Cases in system. Now I no more have requirement to hide and show fields and all fields should be visible. So I deactivated the Business Rule, this works correctly for all the Cases created after deactivating BR. However for all those previous Cases where BR got applied earlier on Entity (Server side) level are continued to hide those fields on form.
How do I reset business rules on all those Cases to basically removed the rule it has applied?
Business Rules Scope
There are three options possible for the scope of a business rule;
The business rule won't work in all exiting records without you updating the record. If you want to apply change to all existing records the you might want to configure a workflow, bulk edit or other job to apply the change on all records.
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