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<externaldependencies> (FormXml)

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Contains dependencies that represent fields that cannot be removed from the form.

 <dependency />

The following describes the attributes, child elements, and parent elements.


This element has no attributes.

Child Elements


Element Description

<dependency> (FormXml)

Specifies an attribute that is required by code in an event.

Parent Elements


Element Description

<form> (FormXml)

Contains the definition of a form.

The <dependency> (FormXml) element is a required child of this element.

External dependencies are set in the form properties Non-Event Dependencies tab. Each event has an area where dependencies may be recorded that are specific to that event. External dependencies are not related to a specific form or field event. For example, if you are setting the default value of a field by using a query string to open a form for a new record, or if the target of an IFrame or a Web Resource dialog reads data from the form.


Schema Type


Validation File


Number of Occurrences

0 or 1



Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
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