Row Layout Option Missing In Multiline Field

Introduction


Recently, I faced a strange issue where I need to create a number of rows to a multiline field, but the Row Layout option was missing. I am going to share a quick tip to solve this issue.
 

Solution

 
I faced this issue for the first time, since I never saw a multiline field without the row layout option.
 
Row Layout Option Is Missing In Multiline Field
 
First, I checked other multiline fields, and there, I was able to see row layout as usual, so I thought there may be some issue with the field definition. Next, I exported customization and compared field definition with other multiline fields, but I was not able to see any difference.
 
So I thought of creating a new field as I tested by creating another multiline field as well, and I was getting the row layout option. Next thing, I checked how much data is available in this field and was able to see that almost every record had data in this field. This means that if I created a new field, I need to move data from an old field to a new field. Not a difficult task, since we can do that easily using different options.
 
But as I was using a classical editor (now when you do customization within Dynamics 365 CE, it is known as classical editor), I thought of trying new Power Apps editor to see what options are available there. When I opened entity form from Power Apps studio by navigating to make.powerapps.com. You can also navigate there by selecting the Try New Experience button.
 
Row Layout Option Is Missing In Multiline Field
 
I got the following options:
 
Row Layout Option Is Missing In Multiline Field
 
After increasing field height, I was able to see the row increased in the field!!
 
So, before jumping any conclusion make sure you have explored all the available options.
 
I hope it will help someone!

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