RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest Class

 

Updated: November 29, 2016

Applies To: Dynamics 365 (online), Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016, Dynamics CRM Online

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

For the Web API use the RetrieveAllEntities Function.

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

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

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

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodRetrieveAllEntitiesRequest()

Initializes a new instance of the RetrieveAllEntitiesRequest class

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyEntityFilters

Gets or sets a filter to control how much data for each entity is retrieved. Required.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyExtensionData

Gets or sets the structure that contains extra data. Optional.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyItem[String]

Gets or sets the indexer for the Parameters collection.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyParameters

Gets or sets the collection of parameters for the request. Required, but is supplied by derived classes.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRequestId

Gets or sets the ID of an asynchronous operation (system job). Optional. (Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRequestName

Gets or sets the name of the request. Required, but is supplied by derived classes.(Inherited from OrganizationRequest.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRetrieveAsIfPublished

Gets or sets whether to retrieve the metadata that has not been published. Required.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

(Inherited from Object.)

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 message 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 365 (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.

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("EntitySchemaName", currentEntity.SchemaName);
                          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("IntroducedVersion", currentEntity.IntroducedVersion.ToString());
                          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.");

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

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