Category Archives: WEB API

Dynamics 365 v9.0: Xrm.WebApi – Operations Part – 2

Introduction: In our previous blog, we have discussed about performing CURD operations Create, Update, Delete and Retrieve using Xrm.WebApi. In this blog, we will discuss Retrieve Multiple and Execute Actions. Let’s explore about these operations one by one. 1. Retrieve Multiple:  Retrieve multiple is used to retrieve more than one record from MS CRM. Suppose… Read More »

Fixed – Executing Action with Complex Output Parameters through Web API in Dynamics 365 v9.0

Introduction:        While working on Dynamics 365, we get a chance to work on lot many things. At times you work on C# or JavaScript or SSRS or SSIS. Having knowledge of so many languages, frameworks, or technologies could be taxing. Sometimes we face errors while developing something and don’t have control over how it could… Read More »

Reading ‘Set Personal Options’ user settings and applying it on Number and Currency Datatype Fields

Introduction: Microsoft Dynamics 365 allows the user to customize the formatting of Number, Currency, Date and Time datatype fields that are used on Entity Forms (For example, Annual Revenue field on the Account entity form). Formatting the Number and Currency datatype fields: The user can format the datatype fields by simply navigating to Settings >… Read More »

Execute Action with “EntityCollection” Parameter using Web API in Dynamics 365

Introduction Recently, we had a requirement where we wanted to Execute Custom Action in Dynamics CRM by passing “EntityCollection” type parameter using Web API. We have discussed how to execute the action using Web API in one of our earlier blog. However, in this blog we just explained executing action with string parameter. Here we… Read More »

Execute Workflow using Web API in Dynamics 365

Introduction: In every release, Microsoft comes up with some new and interesting features. With this Dynamics 365 release, the WEB API platform has been enhanced further. Microsoft has introduced many actions using Web API. Here we will see one of those new actions introduced in Dynamics 365 i.e. “ExecuteWorkflow”. Until Dynamics CRM 2016 Update 1… Read More »

Execute the Global Action Using Web API in Dynamics CRM

Introduction: We have already discussed how to perform entity specific custom action using Web API in one of our earlier blog. But when we want an action to be performed on multiple entities, we need to create a global action. Create global action:- Go to Settings → Processes → Click New then select category as “Action” and entity… Read More »

Retrieve, Update and Delete Record Using Alternate Key in Dynamics CRM Web API

Before Alternate key concept was introduced in Dynamics CRM it used to be the only GUID of the record which was used to retrieve, update or delete any record. Hence we had to get the record GUID first for any retrieve, update or delete operation. But with the introduction of Alternate keys concept this overhead… Read More »