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Order results using entity attributes with LINQ

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, you can use lookup or OptionSet (Picklist) attributes to order results within a LINQ query. This topic shows several examples of this type of query.

The following sample shows use the lookup attribute PrimaryContactId in an Order By clause.


using (ServiceContext svcContext = new ServiceContext(_serviceProxy))
{
 var query_orderbylookup = from a in svcContext.AccountSet
                           where a.Address1_Name == "Contoso Pharmaceuticals"
                           orderby a.PrimaryContactId
                           select new
                           {
                            a.Name,
                            a.Address1_City
                           };
 foreach (var a in query_orderbylookup)
 {
  System.Console.WriteLine(a.Name + " " + a.Address1_City);
 }
}

The following sample shows use of a lookup value to order by.


using (ServiceContext svcContext = new ServiceContext(_serviceProxy))
{
 var query_orderbypicklist = from c in svcContext.ContactSet
                             where c.LastName != "Parker" &&
                             c.AccountRoleCode != null
                             orderby c.AccountRoleCode, c.FirstName
                             select new
                             {
                              AccountRole = c.FormattedValues["accountrolecode"],
                              c.FirstName,
                              c.LastName
                             };
 foreach (var c in query_orderbypicklist)
 {
  System.Console.WriteLine(c.AccountRole + " " +
   c.FirstName + " " + c.LastName);
 }
}

See Also

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
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