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DeleteEntity Message (MetadataService)

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[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0]

Works for all deployment typesWorks online only

Deletes an entity.

The relevant classes are specified in the following table.

TypeClass
RequestDeleteEntityRequest
ResponseDeleteEntityResponse

Remarks

The delete operation will fail if there are any workflows that refer to the entity, regardless of whether they are published or unpublished.

To perform this action, the caller must be a user in the organization for which metadata is requested and must have Delete Entity and Delete Attributes privileges.

Example

The following example shows how to use the DeleteEntity message.

[C#]
// Create an authentication token.
CrmAuthenticationToken token = new CrmAuthenticationToken();
token.OrganizationName = "AdventureWorksCycle";

// You can use enums.cs from the SDK\Helpers folder to get the enumeration for Active Directory authentication.
token.AuthenticationType = 0; 

// Create the metadata Web service.
MetadataService metadataService = new MetadataService();
metadataService.Url = "http://<servername>:<port>/MSCRMServices/2007/MetadataService.asmx";
metadataService.CrmAuthenticationTokenValue = token;
metadataService.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
metadataService.PreAuthenticate = true;

// Create the request.
DeleteEntityRequest deleteRequest = new DeleteEntityRequest();
deleteRequest.LogicalName = "new_mycustomentity";

// Execute the request.
DeleteEntityResponse deleteResponse = (DeleteEntityResponse)metadataService.Execute(deleteRequest);
[Visual Basic .NET]
' Set up the CRM service.
Dim token As New CrmAuthenticationToken()
' You can use enums.cs from the SDK\Helpers folder to get the enumeration for Active Directory authentication.
token.AuthenticationType = 0
token.OrganizationName = "AdventureWorksCycle";

// Create the metadata Web service.
Dim metadataService As New MetadataService ()
metadataService.Url = "http://<servername>:<port>/mscrmservices/2007/MetadataService.asmx";
metadataService.CrmAuthenticationTokenValue = token;
metadataService.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials
metadataService.PreAuthenticate = true;

' Create the request.
Dim deleteRequest As New DeleteEntityRequest()
deleteRequest.LogicalName = "new_mycustomentity"

' Execute the request.
Dim deleteResponse As DeleteEntityResponse = CType(metadataService.Execute(deleteRequest), DeleteEntityResponse)

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