Tool for managing Field Descriptions in CRM 2013 (New Tooltip Functionality)

May 12, 2014 at 1:20 PM
When working with multiple languages and Tool Tips in CRM 2013 it's not easy to manage the translations of the field descriptions on custom fields created. The Out Of the box fields are translated based on the language packs, but even then it may not the tool tip description you want so you need to translate it.

Right now, the field descriptions are only available when you Export a Managed/Unmanaged Solution containing that Entity via the Customizations.XML file. It would be a huge time saver if the Field Descriptions were part of the Export Translations solution so they could be easily modified and translated for re-import, but they are not. (Submitted a suggestion on MS Connect for this)

Right now the options are to modify one by one in one language then rinse and repeat via the UI or Export an unmanaged solution and modify the customizations.xml file manually, both are not that appealing.

Right now it's very difficult (and painful) to do either. especially for a whole organization post upgrade. Perhaps this already exists out there, but I haven't seen it yet.

May 13, 2014 at 7:56 AM
There is already a plugin in the toolbox for this purpose: Easy Translator. For attributes, it exports the attribute display name and description
May 14, 2014 at 3:45 PM
Thanks tanguy92! Did not see that there! Thanks for the great tool!