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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Dynamics CRM 2011 in 24 Hours by Anne Stanton

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How the Account Entity Relates to a Few Other Entities

Account is a core entity in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. It has numerous other associations to other entities. Let’s look at a few of these other entities and the relationship they have to Account.

Contacts

Account relates to a number of other entities, and each relationship is slightly different. The first, and possibly the most obvious, relationship is the relationship between an Account entity and its various Contact entities. An Account entity can have an unlimited number of associated Contact entities. In addition, within an Account is an optional primary contact. The primary contact appears on account-specific views and reports, whereas all the other contacts might not. This keeps the account ...

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