Row Layout Option Missing In Multiline Field


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.


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 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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