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2686038 - The Creation Date is Copied from a Lead to an Account when Converted


You convert a lead to an account/contact. The creation date in the account/contact is going to be the same as in the lead. However, you did not create the lead and the account the same day.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Sales work center.
  2. Go to the Lead view.
  3. Open any lead that was created in the past.
  4. Click Actions > Convert to Account & Contact.
  5. Click Save and Open.
  6. Check the Created on field inside the new account/contact.

Result: You can see the same creation date as in the lead.


A lean-lead (despite still not being converted) is already considered a customer.


A lean-lead has the status In Preparation. Once you convert it, the status becomes Active and it appears in the Account-OWL and Account-OVS. This change of the status is also visible in the changes-tab.

The created-on date is the original date when the lead was created and does not get changed.


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