Post entity messages and methods


Updated: November 29, 2016

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

A post represents an activity feed post. The posts are divided into auto posts and manual (user) posts.

An auto post is created as a result of an event, such as a creation of an opportunity or an invoice. An example of a manual post is a user adding or updating information on the account’s record wall.

Information about whether the post was created by a user (manual post) or generated by the system (auto post) is contained in the Source attribute. If not specified, it is set to manual post. To specify a regarding record, use the Post.RegardingObjectId attribute.

The early bound class for this entity is Post. 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.




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


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


When you delete a parent post, all child comments and likes for this post are also deleted.


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


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


To retrieve a collection of posts with associated comments and likes, use the RetrieveRecordWallRequest message or the RetrievePersonalWallRequest message.


The post entity is enabled for the bulk delete operation by default. You can schedule a bulk delete job to delete old or unnecessary manual and auto posts.

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