Contact entity messages and methods
Updated: November 29, 2016
Applies To: Dynamics 365 (online), Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016, Dynamics CRM Online
A contact represents a person with whom a business unit has a relationship. For example, this could be a customer, a supplier, or a colleague. The schema name for this entity is Contact. To view the entity metadata for your organization, install the Metadata Browser solution described in Browse the metadata for your organization. You can also view the metadata for an uncustomized organization in the Excel file called EntityMetadata.xlsx included in the top-level folder of the SDK download.
Assigns a contact to another user or team.
Shares a contact with another security principal (user or team).
Merges two contacts.
Changes the access rights for a contact previously shared with another security principal (user or team).
Retrieves the access that the specified security principal (user or team) has to a contact.
Retrieves the security principals (users or teams) that have access to a contact, and their access rights to the contact.
Removes all access to a contact for the specified security principal (user or team).
Sets the state of a contact. Sets the state of an account. The possible states are defined in the Contact.State attribute. If you use early bound types, use the ContactState enumeration. For a list of the state values, refer to the Contact entity metadata. You can find this information in the metadata for your organization. See the preceding metadata browser information.
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