Using the Metadata Browser

Using the Metadata Browser

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[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0]

Find the latest SDK documentation: CRM 2015 SDK

You can see a quick overview of the metadata for your organization by using the metadata browser. This live view of the metadata, which shows only published information, is found here:


You can use this to view the definition for all entities and attributes in your organization, both system and custom.

Note   The metadata browser works only for on-premise deployments.

If you click an icon in the Definition column, you will see a view of all the attributes in the selected entity. At the top of this view you can view the ownership type of the entity, its type code, whether it is customizable, and if it is valid for Advanced Find.

For each attribute you can view its type, whether it is valid for create, update, and retrieve operations, and so on.

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