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RetrieveRelationshipRequest Class
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RetrieveRelationshipRequest Class

Contains the data that is needed to retrieve entity relationship metadata.

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

public sealed class RetrieveRelationshipRequest : 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.

//You can use either the Name or the MetadataId of the relationship.

//Retrieve the One-to-many relationship using the MetadataId.
RetrieveRelationshipRequest retrieveOneToManyRequest =
    new RetrieveRelationshipRequest { MetadataId = _oneToManyRelationshipId };
RetrieveRelationshipResponse retrieveOneToManyResponse =

Console.WriteLine("Retrieved {0} One-to-many relationship by id", retrieveOneToManyResponse.RelationshipMetadata.SchemaName);

//Retrieve the Many-to-many relationship using the Name.
RetrieveRelationshipRequest retrieveManyToManyRequest =
    new RetrieveRelationshipRequest { Name = _manyToManyRelationshipName};
RetrieveRelationshipResponse retrieveManyToManyResponse =

Console.WriteLine("Retrieved {0} Many-to-Many relationship by Name", retrieveManyToManyResponse.RelationshipMetadata.MetadataId);

Message Availability

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


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

Privileges and Access Rights

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

Notes for Callers

You can use either the Name or the MetadataId of the relationship.


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

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

Target Platforms

Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2012,Windows 7

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