Error message when you import the Quick Campaign entity into a clean environment of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: "Failure: bulkoperation: Invalid Argument"

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. You export the Quick Campaign entity from this environment. Then, you import the Quick Campaign entity into a clean environment of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
Failure: bulkoperation: Invalid Argument.
Additionally, you notice that some obsolete Bulk Import views are left in the database during the upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the obsolete views from the upgraded Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 environment are included in the customization files that are no longer valid for import on a new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 server. These obsolete views are moved to their own entity, and these obsolete views are named Import.

These obsolete views are on the Quick Campaign entity as follows:
  • All Bulk Imports
  • Completed Bulk Imports
  • In-Progress Bulk Imports
  • My In-Progress Bulk Imports
  • Quick Find Bulk Import

RESOLUTION

Update information

A setup update is available from Microsoft. When you install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, or when you upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, you can check for setup updates. If you select the option to check for setup updates, the application downloads any new setup updates and applies the setup updates to the installation while the setup process is running.

Installation information

To obtain this fix, use the Update Installation Files option during Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 setup. For more information about how to use the Update Installation Files option or about how to manually download the setup update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
948917 How to obtain the setup updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Removal information

The setup update cannot be removed.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

If you upgrade the source Microsoft Dynamics CRM server from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, you can obtain a hotfix for the source Microsoft Dynamics CRM server from Microsoft Knowledge Base article 948588. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
948588 Error message when you import customizations in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: "Failure: bulkoperation: Invalid Argument"

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Article ID: 951337 - Last Review: February 24, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
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