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Task entity messages and methods

Applies To: CRM 2015 on-prem, CRM Online

This entity represents a generic activity representing work needed to be done. The schema name for this entity is Task. 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


Assigns a task to another user or team.


Creates a task. You can also call the IOrganizationService.Create method.


Deletes a task. You can also call the IOrganizationService.Delete method.


Shares a task with another security principal (user or team).


Changes the access rights for a task previously shared with another security principal (user or team).


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


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


Retrieves the access that the specified security principal (user or team) has to a task.


Retrieves the security principals (users or teams) that have access to a task, and their access rights to the task.


Removes all access to a task for the specified security principal (user or team).


Sets the state of a task. The possible states are defined in the Task.State attribute. If you are using early bound types, use the TaskState enumeration. You can see the valid states in the Task entity metadata. You can find this information in the metadata for your organization. See the preceding metadata browser information.


Updates a task. You can also call the IOrganizationService.Update method.

See Also

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
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