I recently added a new field to the Account entity in CRM. The field, "Client Since", is the year the Account became a client. Since I just started my business this year, this field can be set to "2014" for all of my existing 3,000 Accounts. Fortunately, I can use the Bulk Edit feature accomplish this.<yay!>
Problem: You can only Bulk Edit the records on the current page of a View, which is a maximum of 250 records. To update 3000 records, I'll have to do 12 bulk edits. <Sigh.>
Solution: Use the Outlook Client! CRM for Outlook does not have a limit on the number of records per page. Here's how to update your records in the outlook Client:
Step 1- Select the View with the records you wish to update
Step 2- Pin the View: Right Click the View and select "Pin this Tab"
Step 3- Hit CTL-A to select all the records in the View
Step 4- Click Edit from the Command Ribbon
Step 5- Enter the value for the field you wish to update, click OK