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RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest Class

Dynamics CRM 2013

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

Contains the data that is needed to retrieve metadata information about all the entities.

Namespace: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Messages
Assembly: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk (in Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll)

[DataContractAttribute(Namespace="http://schemas.microsoft.com/xrm/2011/Contracts")] 
public sealed class RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest : OrganizationRequest

The following example shows how to use this message. For this sample to work correctly, you must be connected to the server to get an IOrganizationService interface. For the complete sample, see the link later in this topic.


              RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest request = new RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest()
              {
                  EntityFilters = EntityFilters.Entity,
                  RetrieveAsIfPublished = true
              };

              // Retrieve the MetaData.
              RetrieveAllEntitiesResponse response = (RetrieveAllEntitiesResponse)_serviceProxy.Execute(request);
              

              // Create an instance of StreamWriter to write text to a file.
              // The using statement also closes the StreamWriter.
// To view this file, right click the file and choose open with Excel. 
// Excel will figure out the schema and display the information in columns.

              String filename = String.Concat("EntityInfo.xml");
              using (StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(filename))
              {
                  // Create Xml Writer.
                  XmlTextWriter metadataWriter = new XmlTextWriter(sw);

                  // Start Xml File.
                  metadataWriter.WriteStartDocument();

                  // Metadata Xml Node.
                  metadataWriter.WriteStartElement("Metadata");

                  foreach (EntityMetadata currentEntity in response.EntityMetadata)
                  {
                      //if (currentEntity.IsIntersect.Value == false)
                      if (true)
                      {
                          // Start Entity Node
                          metadataWriter.WriteStartElement("Entity");

                          // Write the Entity's Information.
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("EntityLogicalName", currentEntity.LogicalName);
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("OTC", currentEntity.ObjectTypeCode.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("OwnershipType", currentEntity.OwnershipType.Value.ToString());
                          if (currentEntity.DisplayName.UserLocalizedLabel != null)
                              metadataWriter.WriteElementString("DisplayName", currentEntity.DisplayName.UserLocalizedLabel.Label);
                          if (currentEntity.DisplayCollectionName.UserLocalizedLabel != null)
                              metadataWriter.WriteElementString("DisplayCollectionName", currentEntity.DisplayCollectionName.UserLocalizedLabel.Label);

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("AutoRouteToOwnerQueue", currentEntity.AutoRouteToOwnerQueue.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanBeInManyToMany", currentEntity.CanBeInManyToMany.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanBePrimaryEntityInRelationship", currentEntity.CanBePrimaryEntityInRelationship.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanBeRelatedEntityInRelationship", currentEntity.CanBeRelatedEntityInRelationship.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanCreateAttributes", currentEntity.CanCreateAttributes.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanCreateCharts", currentEntity.CanCreateCharts.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanCreateForms", currentEntity.CanCreateForms.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanCreateViews", currentEntity.CanCreateViews.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanModifyAdditionalSettings", currentEntity.CanModifyAdditionalSettings.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("CanTriggerWorkflow", currentEntity.CanTriggerWorkflow.Value.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsActivity", currentEntity.IsActivity.Value.ToString());
                          //metadataWriter.WriteElementString("ActivityTypeMask", currentEntity.ActivityTypeMask.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsActivityParty", currentEntity.IsActivityParty.Value.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsAuditEnabled", currentEntity.IsAuditEnabled.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsAvailableOffline", currentEntity.IsAvailableOffline.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsChildEntity", currentEntity.IsChildEntity.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsConnectionsEnabled", currentEntity.IsConnectionsEnabled.ManagedPropertyLogicalName.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsCustomEntity", currentEntity.IsCustomEntity.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsCustomizable", currentEntity.IsCustomizable.Value.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsDocumentManagementEnabled", currentEntity.IsDocumentManagementEnabled.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsDuplicateDetectionEnabled", currentEntity.IsDuplicateDetectionEnabled.Value.ToString());
                          if (currentEntity.IsEnabledForCharts != null)
                              metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsEnabledForCharts", currentEntity.IsEnabledForCharts.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsImportable", currentEntity.IsImportable.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsIntersect", currentEntity.IsIntersect.Value.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsMailMergeEnabled", currentEntity.IsMailMergeEnabled.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsManaged", currentEntity.IsManaged.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsMappable", currentEntity.IsMappable.Value.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsReadingPaneEnabled", currentEntity.IsReadingPaneEnabled.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsRenameable", currentEntity.IsRenameable.Value.ToString()); 
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsValidForAdvancedFind", currentEntity.IsValidForAdvancedFind.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsValidForQueue", currentEntity.IsValidForQueue.Value.ToString());
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("IsVisibleInMobile", currentEntity.IsVisibleInMobile.Value.ToString());

                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("PrimaryIdAttribute", currentEntity.PrimaryIdAttribute);
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("PrimaryNameAttribute", currentEntity.PrimaryNameAttribute);
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("ReportViewName", currentEntity.ReportViewName);
                          metadataWriter.WriteElementString("RecurrenceBaseEntityLogicalName", currentEntity.RecurrenceBaseEntityLogicalName);
                          if (currentEntity.Description.UserLocalizedLabel != null)
                              metadataWriter.WriteElementString("Description", currentEntity.Description.UserLocalizedLabel.Label);



                          // End Entity Node
                          metadataWriter.WriteEndElement();
                      }
                  }

                  // End Metadata Xml Node
                  metadataWriter.WriteEndElement();
                  metadataWriter.WriteEndDocument();

                  // Close xml writer.
                  metadataWriter.Close();
              }




             Console.WriteLine("Done.");

Message Availability

This message works regardless whether the caller is connected to the server or offline.

Usage

Pass an instance of this class to the Execute method, which returns an instance of RetrieveAllEntitiesResponse.

Privileges and Access Rights

To perform this action, the caller must have privileges listed in RetrieveAllEntities Privileges.

Notes for Callers

This request returns a large amount of data and may take significant time to return all the data. When there are a large number of customizations it is possible that this request could fail due to time limitations using Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

Use the RetrieveMetadataChangesRequest to request just the metadata you need. Otherwise, use EntityFilters.Entity as the EntityFilters parameter to minimize the amount of data retrieved. Then, using the LogicalName returned for each entity, use the RetrieveEntityRequest class to for each entity that you need metadata for. Splitting up the requests can reduce the chance that your request will time out.


System.Object
   Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.OrganizationRequest
    Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Messages.RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 (All Versions), Windows 8 (All Versions)

Target Platforms

Windows Server 2008, ,Windows Server 2012, ,Windows 7 (All Versions),

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