Tag Archives: Dynamics CRM Web API

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 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 »

Execute Web API request using Angular JS in Dynamics CRM

Introduction In our earlier blogs of  Web API introduced in Dynamics CRM 2016, we have explained different requests and functions of Web API to querying and performing operations in Dynamics CRM. This blog will show you how to execute Web API request using Angular JS. This article would be helpful for those who have knowledge of… Read More »

Web API Enhancements in Dynamics CRM Update 1

Introduction: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 introduced a new concept called Web API which can be used across wide variety of devices, programming languages and platforms. With the release of Update 1 for CRM 2016, few enhancements were added in this. In this blog, explained about Enhancements of Web API which is more helpful for the… Read More »

Executing Predefined Queries in Dynamics CRM using Web API through Scripts

Introduction: What do you mean by Predefined Query? System Views created in the CRM contains an inbuilt query which displays the results satisfying the Query mentioned in the view. For e.g. “Active Contacts” an OOB system view. Also, Users can create their views in Advance Find by specifying their criteria’s and save it giving any… Read More »

Set Values of all Data Types using Web API in Dynamics CRM Through C#

Introduction: With the release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016, Web API which was introduced offers a development experience across many devices, languages and platforms. In this blog we will take a look at how to set the all the datatypes in the CRM using C# through a windows application and using Web API. You may… Read More »

Impersonation available using WEB API in Dynamics CRM 2016

Introduction: Microsoft Dynamics CRM online 2016 update and Dynamics CRM 2016 (on-premises) has introduced a new concept called the Web API. This can be used across a wide variety of programming languages, platforms, and devices. One of the features of Web API is Impersonation. Back in the days of CRM 4, Impersonation through scripting was… Read More »

Web API functions in Dynamics CRM 2016

The Web API which is introduced in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 enhances the experience while developing through different programming languages, devices and platforms. It implements the OData, version 4.0, an OASIS standard which is used to build as well as to consume Restful APIs over rich data sources. There are predefined functions introduced in the… Read More »

Web API Actions in Dynamics CRM 2016

Taking forward our series on using WEB API in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016, we will now touch upon a feature that was not available in ODATA v2 of the earlier versions. ODATA v2 only provided support for CRUD operations. But Dynamics CRM has some special messages/functions for special operations that are beyond the basic CRUD… Read More »