Dependency entity messages and methods

 

Updated: November 29, 2016

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

A dependency record contains data about how a solution component depends on another solution component. A solution component cannot be deleted while another solution component depends on it. The schema name for this entity is Dependency. 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.

The following table describes the messages for this entity, which you use with the IOrganizationService.Execute method.

Message

Description

AssociateRequest

Creates a link between a record and one or more records that participate in a relationship. You can also use the IOrganizationService.Associate method. For more information, see Actions on entity records. For a list of default relationships for this entity, see the Dependency entity metadata. You can find this information in the metadata for your organization. See the preceding metadata browser information.

DisassociateRequest

Removes a link between a record and one or more records that participate in a relationship. You can also use the IOrganizationService.Disassociate method. For more information, see Actions on entity records. For a list of default relationships for this entity, see the Dependency entity metadata. You can find this information in the metadata for your organization. See the preceding metadata browser information.

InitializeFromRequest

Initializes a new record from an existing record provided that an attribute map is defined for the two entities. For more information, see Customize entity and attribute mappings.

RetrieveDuplicatesRequest

Detects and retrieves duplicate records for the specified record provided that duplicate detection is enabled and there are published duplicate detection rules for the entity. For more information, see Detect duplicate data.

RetrieveRequest

Retrieves a dependency. You can also call the IOrganizationService.Retrieve method.

RetrieveDependenciesForDeleteRequest

Determines what dependencies will prevent deleting this component.

RetrieveDependenciesForUninstallRequest

Retrieves any components that will become invalid if the solution is uninstalled.

RetrieveDependentComponentsRequest

Retrieves all components that depend on this component.

RetrieveMissingDependenciesRequest

Verifies whether any solution components are not included in the solution but possibly should be for a complete solution to be exported. Use this message before you export a solution.

RetrieveMultipleRequest

Retrieves a collection of dependencies. You can also call the IOrganizationService.RetrieveMultiple method.

RetrieveRequiredComponentsRequest

Retrieves all components that this component requires.

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